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What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor charge?

All criminal charges are serious and can result in serious potential penalties and consequences. That said, felony charges can result in more serious potential penalties and consequences which is why it is helpful to understand the difference between a felony charge and a misdemeanor charge.

A closer look at domestic assault charges

This blog recently discussed what assault charges refer to. It can also be helpful to also understand what domestic assault charges refer to because they refer to a variety of different behaviors that may result in criminal charges and the potential penalties and consequences that go along with them.

What are assault charges?

For individuals who have been charged with assault charges, they may wonder what they are facing. Assault charges are serious criminal charges that accused individuals should understand and also be familiar with how to respond to them.

Drunk driving defense options protect accused individuals

Drunk driving charges have the ability to turn the life of an accused individual upside down. As a result, it is important for accused individuals to be familiar with drunk driving defense options and strategies available to protect them when they have been charged with a DWI.

What are felony charges?

Felony charges are the most serious charges an accused individual can face. They can result in significant prison time and steep fines in some circumstances. If you have been charged with a felony, it is important to know what the charges are and what to do in those circumstances.

In Texas, what is meant by 'probable cause'?

Anyone who has spent much time with pop culture portrayals of lawyers and police officers -- whether it is in books, movies or on television -- has probably heard the term "probable cause." Initially, at least as far as the law of the United States is concerned, it appeared in the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Fourth Amendment, a cornerstone of criminal defense in the U.S., protects people against "unreasonable searches and seizures" unless there exists "probable cause."

Drug violations could result in criminal charges

Everyone has their vices, or so they say. For many people in Texas, it's the morning cup of coffee, the glass of wine in the evening or that cigarette on break from work. However, for some people, their vices go into a realm in which the law may be concerned. Illicit drug use or the sale of illegal drugs can cause a person to ultimately face criminal charges.

Can felony convictions have an impact on immigration status?

This nation was built on the risk-taking immigrants who came ashore to start a new life. Most everyone who now calls themselves an American, immigrated or had family members who immigrated before them. Immigration is rooted deep into the fabric of our society and America continues to welcome newcomers every day. However, a felony conviction could put a stop to the immigration process for a hopeful soon-to-be citizen.

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