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Appeals: An Overview
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 to make a significant impact on the result at trial. If there were no ...

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Blog posts in Criminal Defense

  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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