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Should I Go To the Police Station to Answer Questions?

Published: Jul 17, 2019 in Criminal Defense

When a crime has been committed, but the perpetrator is not immediately suspected, the police must conduct a thorough investigation. They will examine the crime scene, gather and analyze evidence such as DNA and other substances, question witnesses, and eventually create a pool of suspects. If you are a person of interest during a criminal investigation, a police officer may call you or show up on your doorstep and ask you to come to the police station to answer some questions. You should not go to the station and meet…

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Do I Have a Right to an Attorney During Police Questioning?

Published: Jul 10, 2019 in Criminal Defense

Whether or not you have been arrested, if the police want to interview you, you have the right to contact an attorney. Many people are tempted to cooperate with the police because they think it will help them. They think they can talk their way out of trouble. This rarely works. It is far better to politely decline to answer any questions and ask to speak with an attorney – who will inform you of your rights during a criminal investigation – as soon as possible. To schedule a free…

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What Should I Do if the Police Question Me About Child Molestation?

Published: Jul 03, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes Involving Children

If you are approached by the police who want to speak to you about a child molestation crime, your first step is to pause and consider what the police are asking. Do they want to come into your home, sit down, and ask several questions? Do they want you to come down to the police station? If there is any indication that the police want to interview you about a serious crime as a suspect, the best thing you can do is say that you are happy to cooperate, but…

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Juvenile Pranks Could Lead to Serious Criminal Charges

Published: Jun 28, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Crimes

Kids will be kids. No matter how well we raise them, they will always push the limits for the sake of having fun and taking risks. Unfortunately, this behavior can sometimes get them in trouble with the law. This unfortunate fact is well illustrated by a recent incident in Houston, in which a 14-year-old boy was charged with murder after an egging prank went wrong. As a result of the prank, a 45-year-old mother lost her life, and the offending teenager’s life will certainly never be the same. At The…

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Common Mistakes Police Make in Houston DWI Cases

Published: Jun 17, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

When the police make a mistake in investigating or arresting you for DWI (driving while intoxicated), your lawyer may be able to get your case dismissed before you go to trial. If your case does end up going to trial, these mistakes may give you the ability to defeat the charges or obtain a favorable plea deal. If the police pulled you over without reason, arrested you without probable cause, or failed to read your Miranda rights, you should speak with a lawyer immediately about your defense. At The Law…