Blog Posts in May, 2016

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  • How You Can Have Your Texas Juvenile Criminal Record Sealed or Expunged
    How You Can Have Your Texas Juvenile Criminal Record Sealed or Expunged

    In Texas, a juvenile criminal record can be sealed in two ways: (1) automatically restricted to everyone except criminal justice agencies; and (2) permanently sealed and concealed from all. The ...

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  • Understanding How Texas Prosecutes Adults and Teens for Sexting
    Understanding How Texas Prosecutes Adults and Teens for Sexting

    In Texas, sexting crimes committed by minors and adults are treated differently, with different laws used to prosecute minors versus adults and differing penalties as well. Minor Sexting Texas’ law ...

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  • What to Do If Your Minor Child is Arrested in Texas
    What to Do If Your Minor Child is Arrested in Texas

    The mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, who received probation for killing four people while driving drunk, made the grave error of trying to help her son escape more trouble for violating his ...

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  • How Jurisdiction is Determined in Texas Criminal Cases
    How Jurisdiction is Determined in Texas Criminal Cases

    Typically, federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over federal offenses and state courts have exclusive jurisdiction over state offenses. In some cases, certain crimes can qualify as both federal ...

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  • About the Stand Your Ground Law in Texas
    About the Stand Your Ground Law in Texas

    Texas passed a stand your ground law in 2007, which allows for the use of force “when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect the actor against ...

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  • Insider Tip on Cocktail Napkin Nets Securities Fraud Charge
    Insider Tip on Cocktail Napkin Nets Securities Fraud Charge

    A Watertown, Massachusetts, man has been convicted of securities fraud after a federal jury in Boston found him guilty of profiting from an insider trading tip he received on a cocktail napkin at a ...

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