What is Delta-8 THC and is it Legal in Texas? [2022]

Over the past couple of years, a once little-known cannabinoid called delta-8 THC has surged in popularity due to its similarities to marijuana — especially in states where marijuana (containing delta-9 THC over .3%) is illegal, like Texas. Walk into any smoke shop or CBD retailer in Texas and chanc...

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Spousal Immunity in Texas: What is it really? [2022]

If your spouse has been accused of a crime in Texas, can you refuse to testify at their trial? In most cases, the answer is yes – but there are some exceptions. Here's what you need to know about spousal immunity in Texas. What is spousal immunity in Texas? Spousal immunity is a long-standing rule t...

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Bank Jugging: The Crime Explained

Over the past several years, a crime trend called "bank jugging" or "jugging" has grown in popularity in Texas. Jugging occurs when a suspect watches a bank or high-end store and then follows a customer after they leave to steal their money or valuables. Law enforcement has been warning the public a...

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Gag Orders in Texas Explanation with Examples [2022]

In Texas, it is not uncommon for judges to issue gag orders in high-profile criminal cases. But what exactly is a gag order and why are they necessary? In this article, we will discuss gag orders in Texas, their purpose, and the consequences of violating one. What is a gag order? A gag order is a co...

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Fort Worth DUI Lawyer | What’s the Difference between a DUI and DWI?

When clients call our law firm to discuss intoxication offenses, they often use the words DUI and DWI interchangeably. However, these two offenses are not the same thing in Texas. A DUI is reserved solely for people under the age of 21, while a person of any age can be charged DWI as long as certain...

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What Is “Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity” in Texas? [2022]

Each year, thousands of mentally ill people are arrested in Texas. A small number of them will plead "not guilty by reason of insanity." But what does that mean? And what happens to them if they are found not guilty by reason of insanity? Not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) is a seldom-used defe...

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Jury Sequestration: What Is It and What’s the Purpose? [2022]

Although it is rare, judges sometimes choose to sequester, or isolate, a jury in high-profile criminal trials. Basically, the jurors are kept away from other people and outside influences for the duration of the trial. In this article, we will explain jury sequestration and answer common questions a...

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What happens during a federal plea or re-arraignment hearing? [2022]

 If you have been arrested for a federal crime, you will be asked to enter an initial plea of "guilty" or "not guilty" very early in the process. This can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if this is your first time in the federal justice system. In this article, we are going to explain...

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How to Prepare for a Federal Presentence Interview

 After someone is convicted in federal court – either by pleading guilty or by a trial – the federal sentencing process begins. Unlike state court, a judge is the only entity that can hand down a sentence in federal court. To arrive at a fair and just punishment, the federal judge relies heavil...

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Can I Be Arrested for Leaving a Child in a Vehicle in Texas? | Best Criminal Defense

 It's a hot summer day and you are out running errands with your toddler. You park in a convenience store parking lot and notice that your baby is asleep in the car seat. You decide to quickly run into the store, leaving your child in the car unattended. Can you be arrested for leaving a child ...

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What Happens at a Federal Sentencing Hearing?

Federal Sentencing Hearings A federal sentencing date is, undoubtedly, a day no one looks forward to. This is the day when a judge announces a defendant's prison sentence and how long he or she will be on supervised release after serving time. The judge will also order any fines or mandatory financi...

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How Do I Find A Good Criminal Defense Attorney?

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Getting arrested and charged with a crime is a frightening experience. If you're facing criminal charges, you need the best possible legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance at a favorable outcome. But how do you go about finding a good criminal...

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What You Need in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Being charged with a criminal offense can be a devastating experience. As well as the trauma of being arrested, interrogated, and potentially held in custody, you'll need to deal with the impact the charges may have on your personal and professional life. When you have a criminal record, it can affe...

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New Mexico and Crime – What Should an Attorney be Prepared For?

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New Mexico comes with one of the highest violent crime rates in the world. According to recent statistics, there are roughly 8.6 violent incidents per one thousand people. Comparing this with the country's average – 3.7 – we could say that a New Mexico Criminal attorney has a lot of work to do! But ...

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How to Seal Criminal Records

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According to a study carried out by the Department of Justice and an article by the Wall Street Journal, there are more than 100 million criminal records tied to more than 77 million Americans, since a person can have multiple records in multiple jurisdictions. A criminal record is a collection of d...

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What are Criminal Defence Solicitors and What do They do?

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When it comes to solicitors, there are many different things that they deal with, such as claims for medical problems, injuries at work, crime offences and many more. Since there are so many different types of solicitors, it is important that you know exactly which one to go to depending on the prob...

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Hiring a Criminal Lawyer in Florida

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Crimes take many forms. Someone may commit a minor crime such as a single instance of tax fraud. Another person might commit a more serious crime such as kidnapping or robbery. Under the constitution, all Americans are entitled to legal representation if they accused of any kind of criminal wrongdoi...

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Varghese Summersett Named One of Fort Worth's Fastest Growing Companies

​FORT WORTH – The law firm of Varghese Summersett has been listed as one of Fort Worth's Fastest Growing Companies by Fort Worth Inc. magazine. The law firm came in No. 6 on a list of 30 companies, which were ranked based on three-year revenue growth. Fort Worth Inc. unveiled the rankings on January...

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Choosing the Right Criminal Law Solicitor

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It is a misconception that all solicitors undertake work in criminal cases. This is not the case. Solicitors choose to specialise in different fields of law such as child care, matrimonial, industrial and criminal. Because of this, choosing the right solicitor to represent someone in a criminal case...

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Former Teacher Faces Rape Charges

The student-teacher relationship often develops into more intense personal feelings, especially when the students are teens and dealing with raging hormones. In recent years, both male and female teachers have faced rape charges for engaging in sexual activity with students. A former middle school t...

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