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May 29

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

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

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

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

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?
February 23

What Is The Statute Of Limitation For A Sex Crime?

A statute of limitation is a deadline for filing a claim or prosecuting a crime. Statutes of limitation exist in both the civil and criminal justice systems. For example, the statute of limitation for a breach of contract case is usually 10 years, although there are certain exceptions depending on the jurisdiction and the facts of the case. The common law reason behind statutes of limitat...
What Is The Statute Of Limitation For A Sex Crime?
October 23, 2017

Online Solicitation Of A Minor In Texas

Using the internet to arrange or ask for sex or sexual contact with an underage individual is a serious crime under both federal law and Texas state law. Many people view the internet as a sort of Wild Wild West, in which the rules are lax and no one really polices conversations or exchanges. This is incorrect. In fact, law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels actively moni...
Online Solicitation Of A Minor In Texas
October 05, 2017

Court Says Popularity Of Cell Phones Not Enough For Probable Cause For A Search

If you have a cell phone, you’re in good company. According to the Pew Research Center on Internet & Technology, about 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone of some kind. Among those with phones, 77 percent have a smartphone. There’s no question that mobile phones are popular, but does being common mean a device is automatically subject to a search? Do the police have a right to gr...
Court Says Popularity Of Cell Phones Not Enough For Probable Cause For A Search
October 04, 2017

What Is The RICO Act?

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is a federal statute that has been around since 1970. It makes headlines every now and then in the news when federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors go after a criminal organization, such as the mafia, in a big sting designed to take down a large group of people. When President Richard Nixon first signed the RICO Act in...
What Is The RICO Act?
October 03, 2017

What Are The Potential Outcomes In My Criminal Case?

No matter what kind of case you’re facing, being charged with a crime is a scary experience. It’s normal to have a lot of questions, and to worry about the possible outcomes in your case. Will this affect your career? Will you have to worry about a permanent criminal record? How you will tell your family and neighbors? This is why it’s important to work with an experienced criminal defense ...
What Are The Potential Outcomes In My Criminal Case?