Blog Posts in March, 2016

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  • What is Double Jeopardy and Does It Affect My Case?
    What is Double Jeopardy and Does It Affect My Case?

    Both the federal and Texas state constitutions contain a prohibition on double jeopardy. On the federal level, the double jeopardy provision appears in the 5th Amendment, as part of the Bill of ...

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  • What is the Difference Between Assault and Battery?
    What is the Difference Between Assault and Battery?

    While many individuals commonly think of assault and battery as two separate crimes, Texas law has essentially consolidated the two offenses in a single crime that is referred to as assault. The ...

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  • Drug Charges and Civil Forfeiture Actions
    Drug Charges and Civil Forfeiture Actions

    Forfeiture actions have become more and more common in many types of criminal cases, especially in drug cases and white collar crime cases. Plus, Texas forfeiture laws have expanded in recent years to ...

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  • The Harris County First Chance Intervention Program
    The Harris County First Chance Intervention Program

    The Harris County First Chance Intervention Program is an innovative program that the District Attorney’s office first introduced in 2014. Police still will arrest any individual who is caught with a ...

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  • When You Are Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence
    When You Are Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

    As public awareness about domestic violence has grown in recent years, allegations of domestic violence, which are not always truthful, also occur on a more frequent basis. The reality is that an ...

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  • What Happens if I Violate My Probation?
    What Happens if I Violate My Probation?

    Probation under Texas law is a type of community supervision under which you must follow certain rules and conditions for a specified period of time. If you violate the conditions of probation, you ...

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