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White-Collar Crimes That Can Be Committed Without Intending to

White collar crime is generally defined as the wrongful diversion or destruction of money or property without the use of violence. These crimes are usually associated with deliberate schemes or malicious intent. However, certain situations can lead to individuals or corporations being held criminally liable even when they lack intention to commit wrongdoing. This is Read More

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New Texas Law Criminalizes “Grooming” a Child for Sexual Abuse

In September 2023, Texas enacted a law prohibiting behavior known as “grooming,” defined as an adult building a relationship with a child in order to gain their trust for illicit purposes. The statute is meant to allow law enforcement to intervene early in order to prevent harm to minors. Despite this laudable goal, the law Read More

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Obtaining an Order of Nondisclosure of a Texas Criminal Record

Having a criminal record can be a major disability in many aspects of your life, such as career, education, housing and financial activities. Fortunately, Texas law allows certain individuals to obtain a court order of nondisclosure, which is effectively a sealing of records. An order of nondisclosure prevents law enforcement authorities from releasing information about Read More

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Defending Against a Motion to Revoke Probation

Probation can be a second chance for individuals who have run afoul of the law in Texas. It offers an opportunity to serve a sentence in the community under prescribed conditions rather than behind bars. However, probation isn’t a guaranteed relief from jail time. Certain actions by the probationer can lead to government efforts to Read More

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What is Embezzlement and What Are Defenses to the Crime?

Embezzlement is a type of white collar crime often prosecuted in Texas. It is defined as the unlawful appropriation of funds or other property by a person who has been entrusted with them. What distinguishes embezzlement from other theft crimes is that the victim has willingly granted control of the funds or property to another Read More

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What to Know About Facing Federal Conspiracy Charges

Charging conspiracy is a powerful weapon in the arsenal of federal prosecutors. A conspiracy is defined as an agreement, express or implied, between two or more people to commit a crime. A conviction does not require that a person have committed the underlying crime. It is enough that he or she have performed an overt Read More

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Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in Texas

Domestic violence, also known as family violence, is defined in Texas to include physical assault, sexual assault and threats of violence against a family member or member of the household, as well as violence against someone with whom you had a dating relationship—even if that relationship has already ended. Domestic violence can occur between spouses, Read More

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New EU Visa Requirement Makes Expunging Criminal Records More Important Than Ever

In early 2024, the European Union (EU) will begin requiring visas for American tourists, as well as for those from Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This is a major change, as citizens of those countries have previously been able to travel to the EU without a visa for visits up to 90 days. The new Read More

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What Lies in Store for an Accused Student in a Title IX Sexual Misconduct Case? 

If you are a college student accused of sexual misconduct in violation of Title IX, you may face a litany of potential penalties that can leave a permanent mark on your college record, preventing you from entering graduate school and even affecting your future employment. Title IX disciplinary procedures can be complex and you need Read More

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Strengthened Title IX Rules Help With Defense Against Sexual Misconduct Charges

Title IX is a federal law that bars sex-based discrimination by any school that receives funding from the U.S. government. One function of Title IX is to discipline those who commit acts of sexual harassment or sexual assault in school. Although Title IX proceedings can impose serious penalties such as loss of scholarships and suspension Read More

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Case Results
Intoxication Manslaughter – Reduced Sentence

While client was already on probation for DWI when arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter. Client pleaded guilty to the jury and jury awarded probation where State sought prison term from the jury.

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