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  • Requirements for Expunction of Criminal Records in Texas

    Requirements for Expunction of Criminal Records in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Expunctions and Non-Disclosures May 13, 2015 Not every mistake has to follow somebody around for a lifetime. Arrest records, trial transcripts, police interviews and more can all be erased. In Texas this process is called expunction, and for certain records in Harris County, following this ...

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  • Criminal Indictments: How Are Cases Started?

    Criminal Indictments: How Are Cases Started? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law May 8, 2015 Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. Criminal cases are normally initiated and progress in a sequenced and orderly manner and it is important to understand the various steps and docume ...

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  • Punishment for Aiding and Abetting in Texas

    Punishment for Aiding and Abetting in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law May 6, 2015 The purpose of criminal law is to identify conduct that society wants to prevent, and punish those individuals who violate the law by engaging in the prohibited conduct. Aiding and abetting laws take it a step further by recognizing the fact that a person who assists another ind ...

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  • What is an Expunction Petition?

    What is an Expunction Petition? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Expunctions and Non-Disclosures April 22, 2015 It is not always possible to erase a mistake, though surely everyone has at least one or two that they would like to. Fortunately, under Texas law it is possible to completely erase certain criminal records and then legally deny that they ever happened.

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  • Expungement vs. Sealed Records: Do You Know the Difference?

    Expungement vs. Sealed Records: Do You Know the Difference? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Uncategorized April 8, 2015 A criminal record can have a lasting effect on the life of someone convicted of or even charged with a crime. It can cause big trouble later in life when trying to get a job, apply for a loan, or even rent an apartment. Fortunately there are ways to clear a record from the past.

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  • So, How Do Expunctions Work?

    So, How Do Expunctions Work? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law April 1, 2015 Having a criminal record is one of the most inhibiting things that can happen to you. Regardless of how minor the crime, the consequences can affect your life for years in terms of being employable, acceptance to learning institutions and even finding accommodation.

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  • Arrested in Harris County: Do You Know What’s Next?

    Arrested in Harris County: Do You Know What’s Next? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law If you or a member of your family gets arrested in Harris County, what happens to you depends to a degree on which local police agency makes the arrest. If you don’t bond out, you’ll end up in one of the county jails, but first you’ll be taken to the local jail for the municipality ...

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  • Legal Vs. Illegal Drugs: You Need to Know the Difference

    Legal Vs. Illegal Drugs: You Need to Know the Difference Posted by Matthew Sharp under Drug Crimes No matter where you stand on the subject of drugs, there’s no denying we live in a drug culture. And that doesn’t pertain to just illegal drugs – people in the US are often tied to numerous medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, that alters or affects their health and well-being.

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  • What Are Drug Free Zones?

    What Are Drug Free Zones? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Drug Crimes Almost two-thirds of all arrests countrywide take place for drug-related offenses. These include manufacture, delivery or possession of a range of controlled substances and the seriousness of the charge depends on the quantity and value of the drugs involved.

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  • Houston Prostitution: 3 Local Sex Worker Cases

    Houston Prostitution: 3 Local Sex Worker Cases Posted by Matthew Sharp under Sex Crimes In Texas, it is against the law to commit, promote or solicit prostitution. So prostitution – dubbed Houston’s “dirty little secret” by 13 Eyewitness News – tends to gain a lot of headlines. In 2009, a prostitution ring described as “upscale” was raided by Houston police, who found some 1 ...

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