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Is Your Arrest Warrant Legitimate?

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It doesn’t matter whether you’ve already been arrested or you’re the subject of a criminal investigation, it’s vital that you understand how arrest warrants are issued and executed. Law enforcement officers just can’t arrest you whenever they please. Every criminal defendant is entitled to certain constitutionally guaranteed rights. When those rights are violated, any evidence connected with a false arrest...

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What is the Purpose of a Plea Bargain Deal?

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Are you thinking seriously about accepting a plea bargain? Plea bargains are pretty common these days, but it just makes good sense to understand the big picture before making a final decision. Every criminal case is unique, and a plea bargain might just affect the rest of your life. Plea Deals Plea bargains allow a criminal case to be settled out of...

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Statutory Rape: A Quick Mistake May Haunt You Forever

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If you’re the subject of a statutory rape investigation, it’s essential that you understand Texas law and the available defense strategies that may be available to you. A statutory rape charge can lead to a criminal record and a lifetime of serious consequences. Texas Statutory Rape Simply put, it is unlawful for a legal adult to engage in sexual relations with a...

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The Law Office of Justin T. Surginer is Wishing You a Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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Child Porn in Harris County: Read This Info before It’s Too Late

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If you’re facing a child pornography charge in Harris County, you may have already learned just how rigorous the child pornography laws are in the state of Texas. Curbing child pornography abuse is a high priority and the criminal penalties are substantial. Child Pornography The exploitation, use or promotion of a minor child under the age of 18 is prohibited. Title 9...

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Do Texas Polygraph Tests Really Work?

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If you’re facing a polygraph test, there are a few things you need to know. The law enforcement community often relies on polygraph test results to help convict criminal defendants in spite of the questionable data typically derived from a polygraph examination. It’s important to be well prepared before answering the questions that will be posed by a polygraph examiner. Polygraph...

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What Constitutes Probable Cause in Texas?

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If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime, then the legal concept of probable cause should be high on your list of priorities. In many cases, it is impermissible for legal authorities to take action without first establishing probable cause. It’s important to thoroughly understand the laws and legal procedures associated with a search, arrest or criminal charge in...

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5 Common Murder Defenses in Texas

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There’s no doubt about it; murder is the granddaddy of criminal charges, especially first-degree murder. The laws governing murder are complicated and the potential penalties are severe. A keen understanding of Texas murder laws will be required to prepare an effective defense. Murder Defenses A murder defendant has two basic options when it comes to devising an effective defense strategy. The defendant...

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What to Expect after a Felony Conviction

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Felony crimes are considered far more serious than misdemeanors. As a result, the consequences are much more severe, not to mention the fact that a felony conviction could have far-reaching effects on one’s life, even after a sentence has been served. In Texas, there are four classes of felony crimes, each carrying its own sanctions. Offenders could be given anywhere from...

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