Tag Archive: conviction

Other Crimes

May 10, 2017

Juvenile Crimes Despite some common misconceptions criminal matters involving juveniles are quite serious and a juvenile conviction can impact a young person’s life well into adulthood. In certain instances the prosecuting attorney may choose to try a juvenile as an adult or attempt to obtain a conviction that will remain on a juvenile’s record even after they have reached the age of majority. Criminal cases...

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Probation Violations

May 10, 2017

For individuals currently on probation for a criminal offense an alleged violation can have severe consequences. In these instances your probation can be revoked and the original punishment that was previously being served on probation can be imposed. This can mean a final criminal conviction on your record and possibly a jail or prison sentence in some cases. Even minor violations can result in extended...

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Criminal history records can have a major impact on your ability to find employment, obtain a professional license or gain admission to an institution of higher learning. In some instances you may be entitled to have your criminal records closed off from public view. With our knowledge and experience in the area of expungement and non-disclosure law we can assist you in removing these roadblocks...

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Theft & Fraud

May 10, 2017

Theft and fraud are considered crimes of dishonesty. As such they are often looked upon with greater disfavor than other offenses in the same range of punishment. Further, individuals with careers in the retail or service industry may encounter a disproportionate level of difficulty gaining employment in these fields with a theft or fraud conviction on their record. Our law firm is experienced in defending...

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Drug Crimes

May 10, 2017

Many people who are charged with a drug crime are surprised to learn how vigorously Texas prosecutes drug cases. Even a first offense involving relatively small quantities of certain drugs can carry the possibility of a felony conviction and a prison sentence. Further, if you have been accused of manufacturing or selling drugs the potential penalties you face increase dramatically. The following types of drugs...

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Assault cases come in many forms. Some assaults are alleged to have caused bodily injury to the victim. Others are deemed to be “aggravated” when certain facts are present, carrying the possibility of particularly harsh penalties in the event of a conviction. The identity of the alleged assault victim can be an important factor as well. For instance, were you related to the victim? Was...

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If you have been accused of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) you undoubtedly have many questions. Am I looking at jail time? Will I be able to get an occupational driver’s license? Is it possible to keep this charge off of my record? These are just a few of the most common areas of concern for most people. In certain instances a case involving DWI can...

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The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) is a statute relevant to the fiancé visa application process. Under this law, an international marriage broker is defined as an organization that charges fees for providing dating and matchmaking services between U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Dating services that provide comparable services to users regardless of their country of origin and gender are excluded from the definition...

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As one might expect, the facts of most criminal cases are in dispute between those involved.  Law enforcement, the complaining witness and the prosecutor see the case one way while the accused and his or her attorney view the case another way.  In this instance, a jury is typically called upon to hear the evidence and testimony in the case and render a verdict accordingly. ...

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Last week, on Monday, June 9th, a woman identified as Ingrid I. Morataya rear-ended and killed two others in Mesa, Arizona. The accident occurred at Recker and Brown roads in east Mesa, according to the Mesa Police Department. Morataya was driving a FJ Cruiser allegedly at a speed significantly higher than the posted speed limit when she crashed into 37-year-old Guadalupe Madril and 33-year-old Jason...

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Deferred adjudication probation is a type of probation whereby the court withholds a finding of guilt while the client attempts to successfully complete the requirements of their probation.  If the client is successful, the case is discharged without a final conviction or a finding of guilt. There are several reasons why a client would benefit from a deferred adjudication probation if one is offered.  First,...

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Along with the holiday season comes a wide array of social engagements that involve the consumption of alcohol.  Law enforcement is well aware of this fact and they make a conscious effort to step up DWI enforcement.  Furthermore their “no refusal” policy, which is frequently employed during this time of the year, results in the widespread acquisition of blood draw warrants. A DWI conviction can...

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Speculation continues to surround Florida State star quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston regarding an off the field incident from late 2012.  The case exhibits many of the complicated factors that can surface in a sexual assault allegation. A young woman alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Winston in late 2012, however the matter was considered closed in early 2013.  News has recently...

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Our client was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.  The suspension was due to unpaid surcharges with the Department of Public Safety (DPS).  Originally the State was unwilling to offer an agreed resolution to the charges until the client’s license was valid.  This would have prevented him from avoiding a conviction for the offense on his permanent record. With the help...

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James was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a 3rd Degree Felony carrying the possibility of up to 10 years imprisonment upon conviction.  James had a lifetime duty to register as a sex offender following an incident that occurred in 1988 involving the aggravated sexual assault of a minor. The prosecutor assigned to the case was unwilling to offer any agreed plea...

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