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January 2018 Archives

You may have grounds for challenging breathalyzer results

Here in Texas, DWI violations come with heavy consequences for those who receive criminal charges. Not only do suspects face immediate revocation of their license if they fail a breathalyzer test, should they refuse to take the test altogether, they may lose their license anyway under the state's implied consent law.

Attorney Writ Bonds in Collin County

Sometimes you need an attorney's help to bond out of jail in Collin County. Some counties in the Dallas Ft-Worth area, like Collin County, use pre-determined bond amounts on misdemeanor cases. In order to trigger those bond amounts, Collin County has a system in place that requires an attorney to file what's called an "Attorney Writ Bond."

Getting out of the Collin County Jail by Posting Bond / Reducing Bond

The words "bail" and "bond" are often used interchangeably around the Collin County Courthouse, and for the most part the distinction doesn't matter. Technically, bail is the amount of money the accused must deposit with the Collin County Sheriff to be released from jail, while bonds are actually bails paid by bail bond companies. Either way, we are talking about getting a friend or family member out of the Collin County Jail.

Sex Offender Registration for Indecency with a Child Charges

Even if someone accused of indecency with a child receives deferred adjudication, or probation from a jury after conviction, the person must still register as a sex offender. The length of time that sex offender registration is required depends upon which part of the indecency with a child statute was violated.

Indecency with a Child Prosecutions in Collin County and Dallas-Ft. Worth

Indecency with a child accusations are vigorously investigated and prosecuted in McKinney, Plano, Dallas, Allen, Denton, Frisco, Sherman, Ft. Worth, and Rockwall. This blog post will provide an overview of indecency with a child charges and how they are investigated and prosecuted in Collin County and neighboring counties.

Pleading Guilty to DWI Should be Your Last Resort

Unlike most criminal offenses in Texas, it is impossible to get deferred adjudication probation (or non-conviction probation) for DWI and DWI related offenses, like DWI 2nd, DWI 3rd, intoxication assault, and intoxication manslaughter. That means one of three things is guaranteed to happen to a person arrested for DWI:

What Matters in a Courtroom: Truth or Proof?

The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in an dissenting opinion that, "This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is 'actually' innocent. In Re Troy Anthony Davis, U.S. Supreme Court, 2009.

Deferred Adjudication for Sexual Crimes: Is it Worth It?

Facing a sexual offense charge anywhere in Texas, and especially in ultra conservative cities like McKinney, Plano, Allen, Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Ft. Worth, and Rockwall, is a life-changing, terrifying matter. Texas law provides severe penalties for those convicted of sexual offenses, like aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child, and continuous sexual abuse of a child.

The Investigation of Child Sex Offenses in Collin County - Part Two

In Part One of my blog post on the investigation of child sex offenses in McKinney, Plano, Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Ft. Worth, Sherman, and Rockwall, I discussed how police begin these investigations, how they make an arrest, and matters related to bonding out of jail. In Part Two, I will discuss the next phases of child sex abuse allegations, which include the grand jury process and the initial court dates.

The Investigation of Child Sex Offenses in Collin County - Part One

From start to finish: how does an allegation of child sex abuse move through the justice system in Collin County? Allegations of sex crimes against children in Collin County and throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth area usually come to the attention of law enforcement when a child tells an adult that something of a sexual nature happened. This is called an "outcry" statement.

Sexual Crimes Against Children in Collin County

Sexual crimes against children are some of the most serious charges in Texas law, carrying stiff penalties and numerous consequences like sex offender registration. Understandably, police and prosecutors in Collin County and throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth area vigorously investigate and prosecute sexual offenses against children using all of the vast resources of the State of Texas. However, in their effort to protect children and bring guilty perpetrators to justice, police and prosecutors sometimes overreach and innocent men and women find themselves in the crosshairs.

Child Sex Offenses in Collin County and DFW Area Counties

What's worse than sexual crimes against children? When you are innocent of the charge but you get arrested and prosecuted anyway. Police departments and district attorney's offices throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have special divisions that investigate and prosecute crimes against children, which is why those accused of sex crimes should use a specialized defense.

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