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When Do Criminal Charges Require Registration As A Sex Offender In Texas?

By Keith B. French Law |

Mandatory sex offender registration is a scare but often misunderstood prospect for criminal defendants in Texas. The Texas Sex Offender Registry information on those convicted or charged with certain sex offenses, or crimes involving children. The sex offender registry – in Texas and all states – exists to inform and protect the public against… Read More »

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Bank Fraud Crimes At The State And Federal Levels In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

When we think of “bank fraud” we may think of sophisticated white collar criminals stealing thousands or millions from banks through high-tech schemes. In reality, though, bank fraud can be far less complicated – and more common – than that. Bank fraud occurs when a person (or group) fraudulently attempts to obtain money or… Read More »

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Health Care Fraud And Potential Defenses In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Health care fraud generally involves deceptive or abusive practices in the healthcare industry that redirects funds to those conducting various schemes or scams. All told, health care fraud costs billions of dollars each year and passes down these costs to other consumers through high insurance premiums and higher out-of-pocket expenses. Because of these impacts… Read More »

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Comparing Public Defenders And Private Criminal Defense Attorneys In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Americans have a Constitutional right under the Sixth Amendment to an attorney if they are charged with a crime and face potential jail time. If a person cannot afford a lawyer on their own, they have a right to have one appointed for them at government expense. This right was clarified in the 1963… Read More »

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What Is Deferred Adjudication In Texas?

By Keith B. French Law |

Deferred adjudication is a form of court-ordered supervision that allows a person to accept responsibility for a charge without a conviction or finding of guilt being placed on the record. Instead of a guilty verdict, the court places the Defendant on community supervision (commonly known as “probation”) for a certain period, with a number… Read More »

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Measuring Blood Alcohol Content In Texas: What To Know About The Procedures And Your Rights Involved

By Keith B. French Law |

When people drink, alcohol absorbs into the bloodstream through their stomach lining and intestines. This creates a blood-alcohol content level – or “BAC” – that stands as the most commonly used measurement of a person’s intoxication. Generally, BAC measures the amount of alcohol coursing through a person’s bloodstream at the time the test is… Read More »

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What To Know About Dog Laws In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Our four-legged friends aren’t always so friendly when they are left loose in unfamiliar situations, or tied up uncomfortably. If a dog bites another person or pet, or they are restrained in a manner not compliant with Texas law, their owner could face legal trouble and fines, even if they intended no harm. Responsibilities… Read More »

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Financial Implications Of A DWI Conviction In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Driving While Intoxicated in Texas is an offense taken seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors. Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code makes it a crime to be “intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.” Whether it is a first offense or a repeat offense, the criminal penalties can be strict… Read More »

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Career Consequences Of A DWI Conviction In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas is a serious crime with equally serious penalties. Punishment for even a first offense includes jail time, fines, and driver’s license suspension. Under Texas law, if a person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place, they can be subject to arrest and prosecution. Once… Read More »

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