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May 08, 2017

Charged With A Crime? Stay Off Social Media

If you have a Facebook page or Twitter account (or both), you’re not alone. The number of social media users has exploded over the past decade. Recent statistics reveal that 78 percent of people in the United States have one or more social media accounts. Facebook had 1 billion users as of 2016, and Twitter had 320 million the same year. People use social media to broadcast all sorts of d...
Charged With A Crime? Stay Off Social Media
May 04, 2017

Don’t Be A Victim Of Summer Crimes

Most people enjoy the summer. Warm temperatures and much-needed vacations are almost universally loved. However, summer is not without its downsides. Certain crimes, including household crimes, peak in the summer months. To avoid being a victim of a summer crime, keep the following tips in mind. Lock Your Car When the weather heats up, you might be tempted to leave your windows do...
Don’t Be A Victim Of Summer Crimes
April 06, 2017

Lawyer Explains - Can You Be Charged With Sending A “Dangerous” Tweet?

Like it or not, social media is a part of everyday life. Facebook has more than one billion active users, and Twitter counts 317 million people among its active users. Furthermore, a growing number of people use social media as part of their jobs, and some jobs even require social sharing and interaction in the job description. Facebook, Twitter, and the various other social apps are a fo...
Lawyer Explains - Can You Be Charged With Sending A “Dangerous” Tweet?
April 04, 2017

Virginia Governor Pardons Four Men Wrongfully Convicted Of Sexual Assault

As reported in the Washington Post, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently pardoned four men who were wrongfully convicted of the 1997 sexual assault and murder of an 18-year-old woman. The police detective in charge of the original investigation is now serving time in prison for police misconduct in an unrelated case. He was convicted in 2010 of accepting payments from defendants in ...
Virginia Governor Pardons Four Men Wrongfully Convicted Of Sexual Assault
April 03, 2017

What Do You Know About Your Right To Counsel?

No matter how many police or courtroom dramas you’ve watched, few things can truly prepare you for being taken into police custody or questioned by the cops. When your blood pressure is spiking and your heart is beating out of your chest, it’s easy to forget your rights — assuming you understand them in the first place. According to the School of Public Affairs at the American University ...
What Do You Know About Your Right To Counsel?
March 27, 2017

Texas Jury Reform Would Limit Prosecutors In Grand Jury Proceedings

If passed, a proposal that’s currently before Texas lawmakers would make it mandatory for prosecutors to share evidence that could help a suspect’s case with grand juries. According to a Texas Tribune report, two versions of the same proposed law have been filed by both Democratic and Republican state lawmakers, meaning the bill has bipartisan support. What Is a Grand Jury? A grand jury...
Texas Jury Reform Would Limit Prosecutors In Grand Jury Proceedings
March 21, 2017

SCOTUS Hears Arguments On State Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook

It may be hard to believe, but the social networking site Facebook has only been around since 2004. Since its founding, it has accumulated 1.86 billion monthly active users. The site has become a popular way to communicate with friends, share photos, reach customers, and reconnect with old acquaintances. For registered sex offenders in North Carolina, however, Facebook is off limits. The ...
SCOTUS Hears Arguments On State Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook
March 20, 2017

Software Glitches Cause Mistaken Arrests

Everyone who has worked on a computer knows that sometimes errors just happen. In most cases, simply restarting the machine or running some antivirus software can take care of the problem with few negative side effects save for perhaps a temporary dip in productivity. In several cases in Alameda County, California, however, software glitches have resulted in false arrests, residents being...
Software Glitches Cause Mistaken Arrests
January 14, 2017

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer - Weighs on Student-Teacher Relationships

It’s no coincidence that many of the most lurid national headlines about inappropriate relationships between teachers and students are from Texas. In 2016, Texas saw a boom in prosecutions for these types of relationships, the Houston Chronicle reported. The trend has led to the drawing up of stricter rules and a call for new legislation in 2017 by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. Las...
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer - Weighs on Student-Teacher Relationships
December 07, 2016

Dallas Federal Criminal Lawyers Says - Hacking Potentially Costly for Retailers

As the 2016 holiday shopping season gets underway, cybersecurity firms warn that hackers could cost retailers big and small millions of dollars. According to a Fortune report, hackers have the power to not only steal consumer data, but to take down entire sites—costing major retailers as well as smaller stores big profits. For example, a site like Amazon, which sold 398 items per second o...
Dallas Federal Criminal Lawyers Says - Hacking Potentially Costly for Retailers