If you or a family member faces a court order, you should know that failure to abide by that court order can bring a warrant for your arrest. That has been the case with former University of Texas and ... Continue Reading
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Police Interview?
Perhaps you wonder if you need a lawyer or an attorney for a police interview or interrogation. Our answer—and that of Emmy-winning TV host John Oliver—is a resounding yes. On a recent showing of his ... Continue Reading
Can You Post Bail and Leave Jail Pending Appeal?
Some Americans who are convicted and sentenced for a crime can post bail (a cash payment by the defendant to the court) and then be released from custody while awaiting an appeal of their conviction. ... Continue Reading
You Can Be Charged and Sued for Criminal Conduct in Texas
Persons who face accusations of criminal conduct should know that they can be both charged with a crime and face a civil lawsuit seeking damages for the same incident or incidents. In other words, a ... Continue Reading
Can You Receive Multiple Charges for the Same Incident?
You may be wondering if a person can receive multiple charges for the same incident. Let’s say the offense is domestic violence. Can any other charges be made beyond that? It depends on the details ... Continue Reading
What is a Nolo Contendere (No Contest) Plea Deal?
You may have heard of a “nolo contendere” plea deal when it comes to court cases involving a criminal charge. But what exactly is this plea, and what does it mean? An example arose recently when ... Continue Reading
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