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Monthly Archives: May 2022

PoliceSearch

What Is “Probable Cause” In A Texas Drug Crime Case?

By Keith B. French Law |

“Probable cause” is a term that can be so loosely defined that it is hard for public citizens to know what actually constitutes probable cause for the purposes of a search or arrest. The notion of probable cause was embedded in the U.S. Constitution as a protective boundary for citizens against overreach by government… Read More »

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Arrest_Bars

What To Do And What Not To Do When Getting Detained Or Arrested In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Everybody wants to avoid a run-in with law enforcement. Sometimes, though, it is unavoidable and you find yourself being stopped while driving or in some other situation. These are stressful situations, and sometimes the frustration spills out. However, a person can face criminal charges due to actions or words used while interacting with law… Read More »

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Juvenile

5 Ways A Criminal Charge Can Affect College Students

By Keith B. French Law |

College is a time for learning, personal growth, and career advancement. This is true whether a student plans to enroll at a local community college or a major 4-year university. Unfortunately, it can also be a time when young students hit “bumps in the road” and find that a youthful mistake turns into a… Read More »

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Opioid

Opioid Addiction And Criminal Defense Options In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Opioid addiction has taken a terrible toll on people across Texas and nationwide over the last two decades, and the problem shows no signs of slowing down. In 2021, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States, with about 70% of those deaths linked to opioids. Texas experienced over 3,000 drug… Read More »

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Interrogation

Knowing Your Miranda Rights During A Police Interrogation

By Keith B. French Law |

Even if you’ve already received a “Miranda warning” at some point, you may wonder, exactly, “What are my Miranda rights?” On TV, this is the well-known “You have the right to remain silent” talk that accompanies an arrest. In reality, the timing and procedure of a Miranda warning may be more complicated, and sometimes… Read More »

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CrimJustice

Defending Against A Fraud Charge In Texas: What You Need To Know

By Keith B. French Law |

Fraud charges are something nobody wants to face, due to the severe consequences involved. What is a fraud charge in Texas, exactly? The term “fraud” is often used as a catch-all to include a number of criminal financial acts. This can include everything from using someone else’s credit card to make a small purchase,… Read More »

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DisoConduct

Disorderly Conduct Charges In Texas: What To Know And How To Defend Your Case

By Keith B. French Law |

Disorderly conduct is a criminal charge that most people are familiar with, whether they’ve ever been charged or not. This is because it is a wide-ranging and sometimes vague legal accusation that covers so many acts. Making matters worse, “disorderly conduct” is sometimes a matter of perception. What you may feel was innocent or… Read More »

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CarTheft

Defending Against Motor Vehicle Theft Charges In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Vehicle theft is a serious crime in Texas, with serious penalties that can include jail time and fines. Motor vehicle theft under the Texas Penal Code is a state jail felony, and can be punished by six months to 2 years in jail, with fines up to $10,000.00. If the vehicle is worth more… Read More »

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