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Appeals: An Overview

The burden of proof lies with any aggrieved party seeking an appeal. Any error alleged to have been made by a trial court must to be shown to have been considerable; that is, errors which were likely ...
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The Criminal Sentencing Phase

Once convicted, a defendant will face the sentencing phase to determine the appropriate punishment. Criminal convictions can result in any of the following penalties: Fines Prison or jail time ...
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Texas Gun Laws: An Overview

The state of Texas is well-known for its liberal gun laws. Of note is the fact that Texas does not have a waiting period on purchasing guns, although several types of guns are illegal in the state. ...
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Playing Hooky from School may no Longer be a Crime

A new bill passed both chambers of the Texas legislature on May 27 which would lessen punishment for students who play "hooky." Punishments for unexcused absences would instead be entirely ...
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Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

A possession with intent to distribute charge can be parsed to be understood more fully. You can be charged with simple drug possession not only by having drugs on your person or in your home or car, ...
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Breathalyzer Calibration: How it can Affect Your DWI Charge

Police typically employ a breath analyzer machine to estimate the blood alcohol content (BAC) of a driver suspected of drunk driving. These machines, or breathalyzers, receive a breath sample and ...
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What makes a criminal case vs. a civil case?

Criminal cases are in general for crimes against the state and it is the state who makes up the prosecution. Civil cases are when disputes arise between two private parties, usually individuals ...
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The Difference between Misdemeanors & Felonies

The essential difference between misdemeanors and felonies comes down to the seriousness of the crime and how much jail time a conviction will result in. Both misdemeanors and felonies are more ...
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I Have a DWI on My Record - Will That Effect Getting a U.S. Visa?

Fortunately, simply having a conviction for a single DWI will not make it impossible for you to get into the U.S. With that being said, however, you do have to pass a medical exam by a doctor in your ...
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