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November 30

Search Giant Modifies Its Sexual Harassment Policy

The effects of the Me Too movement continue to be felt throughout a number of industries, including the tech sector. Recently, tech giant Google announced that it’s changing the way it deals with sexual harassment claims within the company. The move could have an impact on other big companies. Anyone who has been the victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault at work should report it. How...
Search Giant Modifies Its Sexual Harassment Policy
November 13

Supreme Court’s Collins v. Virginia Decision and Vehicle Searches

In a May 2018 decision, Collins v. Virginia, the United States Supreme Court held in an 8-1 decision that a police officer couldn’t venture into a private home’s “curtilage” for the purpose of conducting a warrantless search of a vehicle. The Definition of Curtilage Curtilage is one of those legal terms you might hear and wonder “what exactly does that mean?” When courts talk about curtilage,...
Supreme Court’s Collins v. Virginia Decision and Vehicle Searches
November 07

Are There Time Limits for Prosecutions?

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you might have already heard the term “statute of limitations.” A statute of limitations is a set time limit for how much time the state or federal government has to prosecute someone for allegedly committing a crime. There are also statutes of limitation in civil cases, and they mean the same thing in the civil context. Why Have a Statute of Limitations? ...
Are There Time Limits for Prosecutions?
October 31

Understanding the Impact of Social Media in Assault Cases

The number of people using social media today is so large that it has become influential in many aspects of daily life. According to the Pew Research Center, social media growth has maintained a steady incline over the past decade, with as many as 69 percent of people in the United States claiming accounts on at least one social network. One could argue the advantages and disadvantages of thi...
Understanding the Impact of Social Media in Assault Cases
October 25

The Texas Sex Offender Registry and What a Violation Means for Your Future

Sex crimes are considered among the most serious offenses in every state of the nation, including Texas. In most cases, someone convicted of a sex crime in Dallas will be required to register with the Texas sex offender registry. The current guidelines of the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program were put into place in 1991 and designed as a layer of protection for the public against indiv...
The Texas Sex Offender Registry and What a Violation Means for Your Future
October 16

What Happens If I Ignore a Subpoena?

If you have received a subpoena, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. You might even feel nervous or upset. After all, it can be frightening to receive an official document from the justice system that has your name on it. Are you in trouble? Will you go to jail over this? First, it’s important to understand what a subpoena is and what your obligations are regarding it. What Is a Subpoena?...
What Happens If I Ignore a Subpoena?
September 07

Capital Punishment Crimes in Texas Explains Dallas Criminal Lawyer

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer News -- /Dallas County / Capital punishment, which is also known as the death penalty, is legal in the majority of states, including Texas. Currently, 31 states permit capital punishment, while 19 states plus the District of Columbia prohibit it. The death penalty is also permitted under federal law for certain crimes. Texas, which has the second-highest populat...
Capital Punishment Crimes in Texas Explains Dallas Criminal Lawyer
August 08

Juvenile Crime Spikes in the Summer Says Dallas Criminal Lawyer

When summer is just around the corner, most kids look forward to getting out of school and hitting the beach, the park, or just hanging out at home. Everyone likes a break now and then, and modern teens definitely have a lot of on their plates. However, summer can be a precarious time for young people. Without the structure and discipline of school, peer pressure and boredom can prompt teen...
Juvenile Crime Spikes in the Summer Says Dallas Criminal Lawyer
June 22

Debunking 5 White-Collar Crime Myths

“White-collar crime” is a phrase reportedly coined in 1939. It’s also a phrase that covers a wide range of criminal activities. To count as a white-collar crime, an offense must typically involve a financial or fraudulent activity that is non-violent. In many, but not all, cases, the individual who engages in a white-collar offense is someone in the business world. Also, many (but not all) ...
Debunking 5 White-Collar Crime Myths
June 21

Is It Ever a Crime to Search for Information Online?

Most people use the internet every day. Whether you go online for work, school, or just to connect with friends and loved ones, there’s a good chance you conduct several searches each day. In fact, Google processes more than 40,000 search queries every second of every day.   The internet has also changed just about every aspect of how we function in life. Instead of looking at a map, for ...
Is It Ever a Crime to Search for Information Online?