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October 16, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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?
May 29, 2018

Why Trafficking Is One of the Most Serious Drug Crimes in Dallas

Many types of drug crimes in Dallas are felonies, and if those crimes cross state lines, defendants may be tried in federal court, where sentencing guidelines are more punitive. What’s even worse is that people can be charged with drug crimes even if they’re already in prison. Just recently, in fact, federal authorities indicted nine members of a white supremacist prison gang in North Tex...
Why Trafficking Is One of the Most Serious Drug Crimes in Dallas
May 20, 2018

Defining the Differences Between Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in Dallas

Over the past few months, there has been a renewed interest in sexual harassment and sexual assault laws due to the numerous allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. But these offenses are not the same, and it’s important to understand the distinctions between the two. Sexual assault in Texas  is usually a felony that can result in a significant prison sentence. Sexual har...
Defining the Differences Between Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in Dallas
May 08, 2018

How Sexual Assault Awareness Impacts Dallas Sex Crimes

Sex crimes can involve a number of different offenses, but in nearly every instance these cases will come down to consent says Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Mick Mickelsen The responsibility of a defense lawyer is to cast doubt about whether the defendant had unwanted sexual contact with a victim, or whether the victim consented to the act. Unfortunately, there are many situations in w...
May 01, 2018

Will My Drug Case Be Prosecuted in Federal Court?

Don’t leave your future and your freedom to chance by entrusting your case to just anyone. It is in your best interest to work with an experienced federal defense lawyer.   Getting arrested on a drug-related charge can be a confusing experience. One of the first questions people tend to ask is whether their drug case will end up in state or federal court. Understandably, many people don’t...
Will My Drug Case Be Prosecuted in Federal Court?
April 25, 2018

What Are the Penalties for Abusing a Dog in Texas?

Over the years, various celebrities have been caught up in high-profile cases involving animal cruelty. When these cases make the news, many people wonder what the law says about animal abuse—specifically, what constitutes animal abuse and what types of penalties are involved when a person is charged with abusing a dog. Perhaps most infamously, NFL quarterback Michael Vick was charged wit...
What Are the Penalties for Abusing a Dog in Texas?