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Category: Criminal Law

What is a Search Warrant?


Many people have heard about search warrants, but what are they exactly? Our Texas criminal defense lawyer explains. Many people know that when police want to search a certain area, such as someone’s home, they often need to obtain a search warrant to do it. Search warrants are court orders, but they are not necessary… read more

Is an Arrest Legal if Your Miranda Rights are not Read?


Miranda rights in the United States are highly misunderstood. Our Texas criminal defense lawyer explains what happens when they are not read. Many people believe that they have a full understanding of the law regarding Miranda rights. This is largely due to the fact that television shows and movies often show defendants being read their… read more

What is Considered a Misdemeanor Offense in Texas?


Many people think misdemeanors are minor offenses, but that is not necessarily true. Criminal offenses in Texas are usually classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanor offenses are not usually as serious as felony crimes, but they still carry harsh penalties including high fines and jail sentences. One of the harshest consequences of being convicted of… read more

Appealing Convictions: Understanding the Post-Trial Process


It is sometimes possible to appeal a criminal conviction. Below, our Texas criminal defense lawyer explains the process. If you have been convicted of a crime, you have the right to appeal the decision. Appealing a conviction means asking a higher court to review the decision of the lower court. It is important to work… read more

What Are The Differences Between Federal and State Crimes?


States have jurisdiction over offenders who break state laws, which involves arresting, charging, prosecuting, and convicting them. On the other hand, the federal government has jurisdiction over offenders who commit crimes on federal property, such as murder in a national building, or whose acts occur across state lines, such as a human trafficker who transports… read more