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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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Different Types Of Objections In Texas Criminal Trials And How They Can Help Your Defense

By Keith B. French Law |

During a criminal trial or hearing, it is common to hear attorneys interrupt one another with various objections during the proceeding. Hearsay! Relevance! Speculation! These are terms you’re probably familiar with, even from watching courtroom dramas on TV. In a criminal trial, these are important techniques to clear up what testimony should or shouldn’t… Read More »

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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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