Fort Worth DUI Lawyer | What’s the Difference between a DUI and DWI?

When clients call our law firm to discuss intoxication offenses, they often use the words DUI and DWI interchangeably. However, these two offenses are not the same thing in Texas. A DUI is reserved solely for people under the age of 21, while a person of any age can be charged DWI as long as certain...

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What Is “Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity” in Texas? [2022]

Each year, thousands of mentally ill people are arrested in Texas. A small number of them will plead "not guilty by reason of insanity." But what does that mean? And what happens to them if they are found not guilty by reason of insanity? Not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) is a seldom-used defe...

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Jury Sequestration: What Is It and What’s the Purpose? [2022]

Although it is rare, judges sometimes choose to sequester, or isolate, a jury in high-profile criminal trials. Basically, the jurors are kept away from other people and outside influences for the duration of the trial. In this article, we will explain jury sequestration and answer common questions a...

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What happens during a federal plea or re-arraignment hearing? [2022]

 If you have been arrested for a federal crime, you will be asked to enter an initial plea of "guilty" or "not guilty" very early in the process. This can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if this is your first time in the federal justice system. In this article, we are going to explain...

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How to Prepare for a Federal Presentence Interview

 After someone is convicted in federal court – either by pleading guilty or by a trial – the federal sentencing process begins. Unlike state court, a judge is the only entity that can hand down a sentence in federal court. To arrive at a fair and just punishment, the federal judge relies heavil...

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Can I Be Arrested for Leaving a Child in a Vehicle in Texas? | Best Criminal Defense

 It's a hot summer day and you are out running errands with your toddler. You park in a convenience store parking lot and notice that your baby is asleep in the car seat. You decide to quickly run into the store, leaving your child in the car unattended. Can you be arrested for leaving a child ...

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What Happens at a Federal Sentencing Hearing?

Federal Sentencing Hearings A federal sentencing date is, undoubtedly, a day no one looks forward to. This is the day when a judge announces a defendant's prison sentence and how long he or she will be on supervised release after serving time. The judge will also order any fines or mandatory financi...

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CPS Criminal Investigation: Do You Need a Criminal Lawyer?

 It is not uncommon for a CPS investigation to occur at the same time a criminal investigation is taking place in Texas. This is especially true in cases involving allegations of child physical or sexual abuse or neglect. In Texas, CPS is required, by law, to refer all reports of child abuse or...

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How Does Criminal Charges Affect Immigration Proceedings

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Regardless of what leads you to commit a criminal offense, almost every crime impacts your immigration status or proceedings. And the reason why criminal offenses affect your immigration proceedings is that the immigration laws are extremely complicated and frequently change. As a result, regardless...

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How Do I Find A Good Criminal Defense Attorney?

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Getting arrested and charged with a crime is a frightening experience. If you're facing criminal charges, you need the best possible legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance at a favorable outcome. But how do you go about finding a good criminal...

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What Is The Difference Between Business Law And Commercial Law?

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If you are looking to hire a lawyer for your business, it is essential to hire one who can adequately meet your business needs. Business law and commercial law are two fields of legal practice with many overlapping areas. Usually, an attorney who practices one of the two will also be proficient at t...

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What Is Considered Aggravated Assault With a Vehicle?

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If you or a loved one has been accused of aggravated assault with a vehicle, you are likely searching for more information about the charge. Any person that causes another person serious injury because of reckless driving can be charged with aggravated assault with a vehicle. You can learn about veh...

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What Happens if Someone Refuses to be Served?

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Successfully filing a lawsuit and following it up to trial is never straightforward and can be costly, time-consuming, and complex. Unless your case involves the small claims court, it's always highly recommended to have an experienced legal representative by your side all through the process for ex...

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3 Signs That You've Found a Great Personal Injury Lawyer

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The personal injury space is one of the most saturated and competitive areas in law, and you'll find a personal injury lawyer on virtually every corner in any major city in the country. They'll even come to your door if you've suffered an injury. Finding a good personal injury lawyer can be overwhel...

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The Most Common Kind Of Car Accident

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Road accidents are one of the leading causes of death, not only in Australia but also worldwide. Among the many causes of accidents such as high-speeds and drunk driving, distracted driving stands out as the biggest cause of accidents on Australian roads. According to the most popular personal injur...

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How to Find a Top Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Miami

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If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident in Miami, due to someone else's negligence, you can claim compensation for your damages. But this involves legal action and negotiations with insurance companies, which you may not be able to handle on your own. It is important to hire a compet...

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What Should I Consider When Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer?

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a personal injury accident, whether a slip and fall accident, car accident, dog bite cases, construction accidents or others, you are probably aware of the role of a personal injury lawyer in helping you to position your case for a better outcome. While you...

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Delve Deep Into The Understanding Of Exempt And Non-exempt Property

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Bankruptcy is undoubtedly a maddening situation to encounter. You might cringe at the thought of declaring bankruptcy, but it might be the right decision in your case. Generally, people tend to stick to the myths instead of entirely understanding the concept of bankruptcy. If you're looking for lega...

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What is Fair Compensation for Personal Injury?

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Calculating compensation for a personal injury case is quite complicated. You have to factor in inflation, the severity of the injury, future loss of income, and many other factors. Then there's the issue of evidence. Without it, you'll have a hard time convincing the jury of fair compensation. A Ca...

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Should I Get a Lawyer for a Dog Bite?

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Domestic dog bites have recently been on the rise, with more people owning pets. A dog bite can be categorized as negligence by the pet's owner if they do not follow the law. Even if you were trespassing on private property, getting bitten by the homeowner's dogs can make them liable. An experienced...

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