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What You Need to Know About the Consequences of Firearm Theft in Texas

Most types of theft are considered misdemeanors in Texas. However, firearm theft is a state jail felony. Here’s what you need to know when facing charges. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to own and bear arms for most American citizens. There are circumstances that might prevent a person from...
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Dallas Criminal Lawyer Says Texas Is Not Ranked Safe

Criminal Defense Attorney Mick Mickelsen discusses the latest stats and figures when it comes to states with the highest and lowest amount of criminal activity, including information on where Texas ranks among the states. Which States Have the Most Crime? Thinking about moving? Before you put down new roots, it’s a good idea to check out...
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What is Civil Asset Forfeiture in Texas?

Civil asset forfeiture occurs when police seize assets from people who are suspected of involvement in criminality. Nowhere is it more controversial than in Texas where people have lost millions of dollars in valuable assets without being charged with a crime. Recently, the Texas Tribune reported on how police in Texas made $50 million by...
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Does Your White-Collar Crime Lawyer in Texas Stack Up?

Embezzlement is a serious crime that can impact the rest of your life. Learn about embezzlement charges and the key defenses used by white-collar crime attorneys in Texas. Embezzlement is a type of theft that costs businesses in the United States more than $50 billion annually. These are crimes that typically involve trusted employees who...
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Can Police Use Drug Sniffing Dogs to Search Your Car?

Dogs have a much more highly developed sense of smell than humans, so it makes sense that police use them as working animals for a variety of purposes. Canine units can search for missing persons, detect explosive devices, and sniff for the presence of illegal substances. On the other hand, the Fourth Amendment gives citizens...
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