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What Makes A Drug Offense A Federal Crime?


Every year more than two million people are arrested for drug crimes in the United States. Some go to federal court while others stay at the local level. With so many laws concerning controlled substances, when does a drug crime become a federal offense? • If you were arrested by a federal officer, you’ll be… read more

Is Cyberstalking A Crime In Texas?


You hear a lot about cyberstalking on TV talk shows, in entertainment news and even as plots in courtroom dramas. Cyberstalking involves the use of the internet or other electronic means to harass or stalk an individual. The Electronic Communications Act was passed in Texas in 2001. It explicitly prohibits cyberstalking, cyber harassment and other… read more

The Difference Between A Not Guilty Verdict And An Acquittal


We’ve all watched Law & Order, Damages and other courtroom dramas. But watching it on TV and having your case go to trial are two different things. Hollywood casting and exaggerated scripts aside, what IS the difference between a Not Guilty verdict and an Acquittal? The experienced criminal defense lawyers at Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda had… read more

Are Drunk Driving Laws Getting Tougher In Texas?


Texas has a tradition of being tough on DWIs. In fact, Texas ranks in the top 10 for strictest states on DWI laws. And as a rule, DWI laws in Texas get tougher every year. That means if you are charged with DWI you’re facing serious consequences. But there’s another side to this coin. Texas… read more