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  • The 101 on Texas Marijuana Laws

    The 101 on Texas Marijuana Laws Posted by Matthew Sharp under Drug Crimes March 9, 2016 Texas Marijuana Laws Crimes involving the possession or sale of marijuana are among the most common drug offenses that are prosecuted in the state of Texas. Though many people may view this drug as less dangerous than other types of drugs, there are still serious penalties for marijuana of ...

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  • What Is the Three Strikes Law?

    What Is the Three Strikes Law? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law February 24, 2016 The Three Strikes Law in Texas The Three Strikes Law is a term that many people have heard in reference to court cases or felony convictions. This term is derived from baseball, where a batter is considered out if he misses three pitches.

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  • Dismissal or Withdrawal of a Criminal Charge

    Dismissal or Withdrawal of a Criminal Charge Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law February 17, 2016 Dismissal or Withdrawal of Charges in Texas In Texas, not every criminal case ends in a conviction or an acquittal. In some cases, the court will reach a point where they decide to formally withdraw or dismiss any charges against the defendant.

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  • Trio Makes off with $418,793 from Casino

    Trio Makes off with $418,793 from Casino Posted by Matthew Sharp under Identity Theft, Theft February 10, 2016 Casino Conspiracy Leads to Long List of Charges In January of 2016, two men and a woman were taken into custody in Pennsylvania and charged with a huge list of offenses. These charges stemmed from a clever and complicated plot to defraud a Pennsylvania casino of near ...

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  • What Are the Harshest Legal Punishments in Texas?

    What Are the Harshest Legal Punishments in Texas? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Criminal Sentencing February 3, 2016 Toughest Legal Punishments in Texas Texas is well-known throughout the country for taking a tough stance on crime and punishment. The Lone Star State has a well-deserved reputation for enacting severe consequences for major crimes.

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  • Are Murder and Homicide the Same Thing?

    Are Murder and Homicide the Same Thing? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Murder, Violent Crime January 20, 2016 Murder vs Homicide in Texas Most people are familiar with the terms murder and homicide. These terms are frequently used in criminal cases as well as in regular, day-to-day speech. But do these terms refer to the same action or do they refer to distinct crimes? It’s c ...

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  • The Jury Selection Process in Criminal Cases

    The Jury Selection Process in Criminal Cases Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Defendants' Rights January 6, 2016 Jury Selection in Texas Under the laws of the United States, every person who is charged with a criminal offense is entitled to a trial by a jury of their peers. However, not everyone knows just how jury members are selected for this job.

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  • Grand Theft Auto: Not Just a Video Game

    Grand Theft Auto: Not Just a Video Game Posted by Matthew Sharp under Theft December 30, 2015 Car Theft Laws in Texas In Texas, taking something that belongs to another can be prosecuted as criminal theft. This applies to instances involving the unlawful appropriation of any type of property, including motor vehicles.

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  • Should I Tell My Lawyer the Whole Truth?

    Should I Tell My Lawyer the Whole Truth? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Defendants' Rights December 23, 2015 Working With A Lawyer in Texas When a person is charged with a criminal offense in the state of Texas, they may hire a lawyer or work with a court appointed attorney. In all legal cases, hiring a lawyer can be very advantageous.

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  • “Affluenza” Teen Being Investigated

    “Affluenza” Teen Being Investigated Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, DWI/DUI, Probation December 16, 2015 The Case of the “Affluenza” Teen In 2013, a Texas teenager named Ethan Couch made headlines after he was involved in a fatal crash after consuming alcohol. Many people were outraged after the teenager was punished with a sentence of probation, rather than jail time.

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  • Online Impersonation: The Little Brother of Identity Theft

    Online Impersonation: The Little Brother of Identity Theft Posted by Matthew Sharp under Computer Crimes December 9, 2015 Online Impersonation and Identity Theft in Texas As more and more people spend an increasing amount of time connected to the Internet, they are placing more of their identifying information online. These days, anyone can be connected to social media and online forums 24/7.

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