Affirmative Defenses in Texas | What is an Affirmative Defense to a Crime?

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An affirmative defense allows a defendant to avoid legal responsibility for the charged offense. When a defendant uses an affirmative defense, the defendant is admitting guilt. However, the affirmative defense provides an excuse or justification for why the action transpired. An affirmative defense has the ability to mitigate the legal consequences of an unlawful action. Affirmative … Read moreAffirmative Defenses in Texas | What is an Affirmative Defense to a Crime?

DWI in an Autonomous Vehicle? | Fort Worth DWI Lawyer (2018)

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Can You Get a DWI in an Autonomous or Self-Driving Vehicle?Table of Contents:Can You Get a DWI in an Autonomous or Self-Driving Vehicle?DWI in an Autonomous VehicleAre You “Driving” an Autonomous Vehicle?How Can You Get a DWI in an Autonomous Vehicle?Level 0 | No AutomationLevel 1 Automation | Driver Assistance RequiredLevel 2 Automation | Partial … Read moreDWI in an Autonomous Vehicle? | Fort Worth DWI Lawyer (2018)

What is a 12.44 Reduction? 12.44(a) and 12.44(b) Explained. (2018)

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What is a 12.44 reduction and am I eligible for one?Table of Contents:What is a 12.44 reduction and am I eligible for one?What is a state jail felony?What is a 12.44(a)?What is a 12.44(b)?What’s the difference between 12.44(a) and 12.44(b) in Texas?Contact Us If you have been charged with a crime in Texas, you may … Read moreWhat is a 12.44 Reduction? 12.44(a) and 12.44(b) Explained. (2018)

Hit and Run in Texas: Consequences for Failure to Stop and Render Aid

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It is not uncommon to hear about drivers leaving the scene of accidents in Texas. Sometimes the accident is a minor fender-bender while others may involve a major crash resulting in serious injuries or even death. Most drivers who flee the scene do so because they are scared of the consequences. Perhaps they had something … Read moreHit and Run in Texas: Consequences for Failure to Stop and Render Aid

Character Letter for a Judge: 9 Essential Tips for an Effective Letter

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Sentencing in federal criminal cases – whether they are a result of a plea or a verdict – are set by the judge. Character letters for a judge requesting a lower sentence for a defendant are a mainstay of federal criminal cases. This is because most federal judges limit the number live witnesses, but will … Read moreCharacter Letter for a Judge: 9 Essential Tips for an Effective Letter

11 Crime Stories from 2017 that are Hard to Believe

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Another year is in the books and, true to form, it was marked by some crazy, humorous and downright unbelievable crime stories. From weed-gifting grandparents to inmates who broke back into jail, these schemes and snafus are sure to leave you shaking your head. Curated from around the country, here’s a list of some of … Read more11 Crime Stories from 2017 that are Hard to Believe

Is Texas a Two-Plate State? Front and Rear License Plates (2018)

Two License Plates in Texas

Texas is a two-plate stateTable of Contents:Texas is a two-plate stateThe confusion over whether you need two license plates in TexasWhat are the consequences for not having a front license plate in Texas?Can I put my license plate in the front windshield of my car?Is your license plate visible at 50 feet? Texas requires a … Read moreIs Texas a Two-Plate State? Front and Rear License Plates (2018)

Expunctions Texas | Nondisclosures | Sealing Criminal Records (2018)

Expunctions Texas

Expunctions TexasTable of Contents:Expunctions TexasExpunctions vs. Nondisclosures in TexasHow Long Does it Take to Get an Expunction or Nondisclosure Once You are Eligible?Am I Eligible for an Expunction in Texas?What if You are Found ‘Not Guilty’ on One of Multiple Charges?Video: What’s the Difference Between an Expunction and Nondisclosure in Texas?Can I Deny an Offense … Read moreExpunctions Texas | Nondisclosures | Sealing Criminal Records (2018)