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Online Solicitation Of A Minor In Texas: What To Know And How To Defend Against Charges

By Keith B. French Law |

Texas takes sex crimes seriously, with harsh punishments for those convicted of any number of offenses in this category. One of those is online solicitation of minors. In the interest of protecting children, Texas has laws in place to prevent minors from being approached online with certain comments, requests, or behaviors. Under Texas Penal… Read More »

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What Does The U.S. Supreme Court Ruling In Vega Mean For Texans?

By Keith B. French Law |

Since the landmark 1966 Supreme Court ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, the well-known “right to remain” silent has been a crucial element in arrests and court proceedings. At the time, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the inherent imbalance of power between law enforcement and those being arrested or held for questioning. To preserve rights… Read More »

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What To Know About “Evading Arrest” Charges In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

In the heat of the moment, people can make poor decisions and mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes include not pulling over promptly for a police vehicle, or panicking and fleeing on foot when an officer wants them to stop and talk. At other times, a person may not have even known an officer was trying… Read More »

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Mental Health And Addiction; How To Handle Drug Charges When Mental Health Is An Issue

By Keith B. French Law |

There is no question that alcohol and drugs lead to a number of societal problems, not least of which is criminal conduct. In the United States, it is estimated that 35% of violent crime victims believe their attacker was impaired by alcohol at the time of their attack, and 30% of prison inmates reported… Read More »

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Understanding Drug Scheduling And Penalties Under Texas Law

By Keith B. French Law |

Drug possession in Texas is a serious offense. No matter what controlled substance is involved, a person can face criminal charges, jail time, and heavy fines. Penalties vary depending on what drug the person had, and how much was in their possession. People will often wonder what they can be charged with for certain… Read More »

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What To Know About Social Media Evidence And Your Criminal Case

By Keith B. French Law |

Almost everybody has some type of social media account – if not several – these days. We’ve grown comfortable posting content from our personal lives for friends, family, and complete strangers to see. This can be fun and engaging, and help keep people connected across long distances. As people continue to communicate and share… Read More »

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What To Know About Fentanyl And Texas Drug Cases

By Keith B. French Law |

Fentanyl is one of the most frightening substances on the streets, because of its links to thousands of accidental overdose deaths across the country in recent years. Law enforcement agencies across Texas, as well as the DEA, have been actively pursuing fentanyl trafficking and arresting those involved with the fentanyl trade. A recent drug… Read More »

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Understanding Plea Bargains In Texas Criminal Cases

By Keith B. French Law |

If you have been charged with a crime, the discussion of a plea bargain will almost always be a part of the process – usually well before your case even goes to trial. A common myth about plea bargains is that they mean one side is “giving up” in the case. That either the… Read More »

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