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  • What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?
    What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?

    A writ of habeas corpus is a way to challenge a criminal conviction in Texas state and/or federal court. This remedy is different from a direct appeal of your criminal sentence to a Texas appellate ...

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  • Texas Criminal Appeals Court Dismisses Charges Against Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry
    Texas Criminal Appeals Court Dismisses Charges Against Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has sent a two-count indictment against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry back to a district court with orders to dismiss. Perry was charged with two felony counts — ...

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  • 5th Circuit Overturns Fraud Convictions of Former ArthroCare Execs
    5th Circuit Overturns Fraud Convictions of Former ArthroCare Execs

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has overturned the fraud convictions of former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker and CFO Michael Gluk, saying that the Austin trial court erred in excluding ...

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  • Former Trader Has Fraud Conviction Reversed
    Former Trader Has Fraud Conviction Reversed

    The former managing director of Jeffries & Co. who was convicted in March 2014 of defrauding the U.S. Troubled Asset Relief Program and making false statements to the U.S. government has had his ...

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  • Court Says Facebook User Privacy Takes a Backseat to Search Warrants for Fraud
    Court Says Facebook User Privacy Takes a Backseat to Search Warrants for Fraud

    A New York appeals court has ruled that Facebook must turn over user data to law enforcement authorities that have a search warrant to access a user’s information, rejecting Facebook’s challenge to ...

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  • 5 Things To Know About Criminal Appeals
    5 Things To Know About Criminal Appeals

    If you have been convicted of a crime, your next step is to consider whether or not to appeal that conviction. By filing a direct appeal, you ask a higher court to review the legality of your ...

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