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Charges Related to Burglary in Texas

Even though burglary charges often make the news for comical reasons, the penalties for these crimes are far from funny.

Take this recent story from Dallas. A man was caught on surveillance cameras stealing items from a garage in the area, but left viewers laughing as he realized he forgot to put his car in park.

The car is seen rolling away as he chases it with his stolen items. Law enforcement officials shared the video on social media to identify the man, and he has since been caught and charged with burglary of a habitation. [...]

Beat Your Charge: Strategies to Fight Texas Drug Offenses

If you have been accused of drug crimes in Texas, you have several options for fighting back against the charges.

In this post, we’ll outline a number of common defenses for drug crimes that have proven successful. Depending on the circumstances of your case, one or more of these defenses may work to get your Texas drug charges reduced – or even dropped or dismissed.

Improper Police Procedure

If the police lacked probable cause, used harsh or abusive actions, failed to read you your rights, or performed an illegal search or seizure, your case may never make it to court. [...]

What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do If Accused of Shoplifting in Texas

If you are accused of shoplifting, your first reaction may be to get angry and try to leave. Alternatively, if you did take something, you might think that admitting your guilt and apologizing profusely is the best way to get out of trouble. You need to be careful, though, because the wrong move may land you with criminal charges.

Below, we’re going to offer a list of what you should not do after being accused of shoplifting in Texas. No matter what, you have rights – but what you do in the aftermath of an accusation can be the difference between escaping without consequences and being convicted. [...]

Texas Charges: Is It Family Violence or Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence affects over 200,000 victims each year in Texas alone. Our state has strict laws against offenders who commit acts of domestic violence, but not all domestic violence charges are the same.

If you have been charged with violent crimes that happened in your home, get to know the difference between charges like “domestic violence” and “family violence.” The more you know about the charges you face, the better equipped you will be to fight these charges and walk away without penalties.

What Is Domestic Violence under Texas Law?

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Your Rights When Stopped for DWI in Texas

If you are facing DWI charges in Texas, it’s wise to review your rights when the police stop you on suspicion of DWI. If your rights were violated, a skilled attorney may be able to help you get your charges reduced or dropped.

What You Can Expect If a Texas Officer Pulls You Over for DWI

Inside your vehicle

You are required to stop when an officer pulls you over on suspicion of DWI. You are also required to provide your driver’s license and insurance information when the officer asks for it. [...]