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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.

Edinburg criminal charges and plea negotiation

Being charged with a crime can cause a person to feel very anxious and unsure about their future. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, you may be wondering what to do next. There are a few options those in Edinburg may want to learn more about when faced with criminal accusations. One of those options is the act of plea negotiation.

Man previously convicted of DWI now charged with manslaughter

All Americans accused of a crime have the right to an attorney and the right to present a criminal defense. A good criminal defense should be tailored to the person accused, their situations and any charges they are facing. For example, a person may be looking for a plea negotiation or could be looking to be acquitted completely of the crime they are accused of.

There is more to plea negotiation than meets the eye

If you have been formally charged with a crime, such as assault or drug-related charges, you likely have a lot of questions and feel some sense of uncertainty as to what's to happen next. This is completely normal, most people do not have an intimate knowledge of the laws and processes that occur when one is accused of a crime. There are a few ways to approach criminal charges. Suppose they are charges related to DWI. One way to approach and handle the charges is through plea bargaining or plea negotiation.

Edinburg pastor accused of sexual assault

There are all types of ways a person can commit a crime against another person. That's why criminal law exists, to better protect and prosecute those who did commit a crime against their fellow man. However, criminal accusations are not convictions until they are brought to trial and convicted for that crime. An Edinburg pastor is accused of sexual assault, among other felony charges, due to his alleged actions against a woman in her home.

Crafting a quality criminal defense against crime allegations

It can come as a shock for those and their loved ones when criminal accusations or charges arise in connection with a crime. While accusations and charges are not final until proven guilty in a court of law, it is still something you should take seriously and consider how these allegations could impact the accused and their family in the future. This is especially why a quality criminal defense, crafted for each person's unique situation, is so attractive.

Hoopsters' careers derailed by marijuana arrests

Texas A&M's men's basketball team has had an up and down season with tough losses to teams it should have beaten balanced by impressive wins over the likes of Auburn and the University of Kentucky. The Aggies were recently dealt a couple of blows in an off-court incident when one player was dismissed and another suspended after the two were recently arrested.

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