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Strangulation Elevates Consequences of Domestic Assault

Domestic violence in Texas falls into one of three categories: domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, and continuous family violence. According to Tex. Penal Code Ann. §22.01, domestic assault is (1) intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person, (2) intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury, or (3) intentionally or…
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What is Deferred Adjudication?

Post Written By Brooke Price Most people have heard of probation in criminal charges, but deferred adjudication is something that many people do not know about until it is offered to them.  Deferred adjudication is a type of probation, but unlike standard probation it does not carry a conviction.  In court, you may be offered…
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Domestic Violence Law Applies to Women Too!

When we think about domestic violence and abuse, we generally see women as the victim in a violent relationship.  In fact, according to the NCADV, 1 in 4 women are physically abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime. However, anyone can experience domestic violence or family violence. With COVID-19 continuing to rise and social…
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Does a Police Officer Have the Right to Search My Vehicle?

One of the most common questions that we hear in our office is, “Did that officer actually have the right to search my car?” Most likely, the answer is yes.  The most common reason police officers can search a vehicle without a warrant is that they have probable cause (“pc”). This includes what the officer…
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You Used a Prescription Drug— But Did You Use YOUR Prescription?

By Brooke Price According to the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University, 66% of all adults in the US — more than 131 million people— use prescription drugs daily.  As mental health awareness increases in our cities, it is becoming the norm to see drugs like Adderall or Xanax in the medicine cabinet.  However, just…
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What You Need to Know if You Have Been Arrested

By Brooke Price  Do not represent yourself.  No matter what you have been arrested for and charged with, your first step should be to seek legal counsel. Hiring an attorney that you trust can help you know your rights, understand the possible outcomes, and mitigate the possible consequences as much as possible.  Attorney’s fees are…
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Not Happy with Your Court Appointed Lawyer? You’re Not Necessarily Stuck with Them!

By Brooke Price  If you are facing criminal charges, you want the best representation possible to minimize the consequences. While there are many qualified and conscientious lawyers who accept court appointments, it is not universal. Even though using an appointed lawyer can have upsides, you may not get the personalized, quality time and attention your…
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As People Emerge From Quarantine, so too do Accusations of Domestic Violence

Texans are finally emerging from stay-at-home orders after being isolated for a month or more. In the wake of couples being forced to stay at home with each other, intake prosecutors in Williamson County say they’re filling a high number of domestic violence cases. Accusations of domestic violence should be taken seriously and investigated to…
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Houston Judge Nullifies Harris County’s Bail System

Christina Swarns of the NAACP. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters. After figuring out that the county’s bail system for people charged with low-level crimes was violating the constitution and affecting impoverished residents, Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of Federal District Court in Houston had the bail system overturned. Rosenthal demanded that Harris County stop keeping people in…
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Austin Police Officer who Faked Death was Arrested at DFW Airport

Coleman Martin’s Mugshot Image from Dallas News Austin police officer Coleman Martin, age 29, was arrested after faking his death and fleeing to Mexico. He was arrested at DFW International Airport after being flagged by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as he tried re-entering the country. Martin has had a warrant out on the misdemeanor…
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