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What is the Difference Between Sealing and Expunging A Juvenile Record in Texas?

Posted on May 22, 2024 in
In Texas, the difference between sealing and expunging a juvenile record involves the record's access level of access. Sealing a record restricts who can see it. The record still exists but is not part of the public record and cannot be accessed by most entities. Expunging means the record is destroyed and removed from...
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Texas Implied Consent and Refusing DWI Tests

Posted on May 8, 2024 in
In Texas, a driver's license comes with “implied consent.” Meaning you agree to undergo alcohol or drug testing when arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). But, you retain the right to refuse this testing with consequences. If you refuse, law enforcement needs a warrant to obtain a blood sample. But, during "no-refusal" weekends, police...
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What is the 7-Year Criminal Background Check Rule in Texas?

Posted on March 14, 2024 in
Many people assume that criminal convictions just fall off your record after a certain amount of time in Texas. However, this is not the case. Your criminal record includes a comprehensive list of every arrest and conviction in your background. While your criminal background may not be readily available, public information regarding your criminal...
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How Common Are False Murder Charges?

Posted on March 6, 2024 in
Millions of Americans are imprisoned across the United States. Time spent in jail is often isolating, and demeaning, and deprives prisoners of high-quality food, leisure activities, and even visits with family members or friends. Time in prison is not meant to be enjoyable, but for those who have been falsely accused of murder, it...
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Penalties for Mail Fraud in Texas

Posted on February 15, 2024 in
Mail fraud involves any illegal activity or scheme conducted using the United States Postal Service (USPS). Mail fraud may be used to extract information or money from someone using false statements. Mail fraud in Texas is punishable under state and federal law and carries severe penalties if convicted.  It is imperative to contact a...
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