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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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ComputerCrime

Defending Against Computer Crime Charges In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Computer crimes in Texas involve a wide range of activities, from breaches of security to online solicitation of crimes. Texas law is constantly changing to keep up with the pace of technology and technology-related crimes, and law enforcement agencies are constantly on the lookout for violations of Texas computer crime laws. Unfortunately, our ever-expanding… Read More »

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Defending Against A Public Intoxication Charge In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

In Texas, it is not a crime in itself to be intoxicated in public. Walking down the street after having drinks at a bar or restaurant, for example, does not open you up to a charge of public intoxication. Under Texas law (Texas Penal Code, Section 49.02), it is a criminal offense to appear… Read More »

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Drug Possession Defense In Texas: Understanding Your Legal Rights

By Keith B. French Law |

Despite changing public attitudes toward possession of certain drugs, particularly marijuana, law enforcement and prosecutors still take these crimes seriously in Texas. Each year, over 100,000 arrests are made in Texas for drug possession crimes – almost half of those for marijuana alone. Nationwide, more people are arrested for drug possession crimes each year… Read More »

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CrimEvid

Evidence In Texas Criminal Cases: What Can And Can’t Be Used Against You

By Keith B. French Law |

When prosecutors charge a defendant with a crime, they bear the burden of proving their case at trial with solid evidence. The standard of proof for conviction in all criminal cases is “beyond a reasonable doubt”. This means that there must be no other reasonable conclusion for a jury other than that the defendant… Read More »

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What Prosecutors Must Prove In A DWI Case, And How To Defend Yourself Against DWI Charges

By Keith B. French Law |

Driving While Intoxicated in Texas is a serious offense that law enforcement and prosecutors do not take lightly. They will push aggressively for the maximum possible penalties available, based on the circumstances. Penalties can include jail time (up to 25 years in the most serious cases), and thousands of dollars in fines. Other consequences… Read More »

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Defending Against Assault And Battery Charges In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Assault and battery charges in Texas can arise fairly easily – an argument gets out of hand, a misunderstanding occurs, or objects get thrown. When law enforcement gets involved, at least one person may end up being charged with an assaultive crime under the Texas Penal Code. In Texas, “assault and battery” crimes are… Read More »

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