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A Houston Sex Crimes Lawyer Explains Aggravating and Mitigating Factors

Published: May 08, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Aggravating and mitigating factors can have a big impact on the outcome of your sex crimes case. These are facts of the case that make your criminal liability more or less serious, respectively. Assuming that you are found guilty of wrongdoing, these factors could encourage the judge to hand down either a harsh or lenient sentence. For example, your Houston sex crimes lawyer could present evidence that you have taken responsibility for your actions, apologized to the victims, and sought to rehabilitate yourself. These mitigating factors could persuade the judge…

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Houston’s Spring Break DWI Initiative

Published: Apr 30, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

This year, many Texas college students were in for a rude awakening when they collected a spring break DWI (driving while intoxicated). For most, it will be their first encounter with the Texas criminal justice system. If you got arrested for DWI during spring break, you should take the situation seriously and invest the help of a skilled Houston drunk driving attorney. In addition to the obvious risk of fines and possible jail time, a drunk driving conviction may also result in disciplinary action from your school. Don’t let an…

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Getting a Houston DWI Thrown Out

Published: Apr 23, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

When people talk about getting a drunk driving case thrown out, they are likely discussing the case being dismissed. Like an acquittal that is issued after a verdict of not guilty at trial, a case dismissal means that you are cleared of any wrongdoing. But the benefit of a case dismissal is that you can avoid the cost and inconvenience of a trial. From this perspective, obtaining a case dismissal is an optimal outcome for your Houston DWI case. There are several paths to a case dismissal. But they all…

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When Houston Teens are Charged with Sex Crimes

Published: Apr 16, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Everyone knows that teenagers don’t always understand the consequences of their actions. The need to no longer be treated as a child, the desire for attention, the pull of strong emotions that overcome self-control, and the constant pressure of their peers can push teens and young adults to make irresponsible decisions. Unfortunately, these stupid things often end up being illegal. For example, what may seem like a harmless prank may actually be prosecuted as a teen sex crime. Although Texas has a separate criminal justice system for juveniles, there is…

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What to Expect If You’re Involved in a Massage Parlor Arrest in Houston

Published: Apr 09, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

If you get swept up in a massage parlor arrest, you can expect to get charged with soliciting prostitution. This holds true even if you did not engage in any sexual activity. Under the solicitation laws of Texas, simply agreeing to exchange money for sex constitutes a criminal act. There are harsh penalties for a prostitution or solicitation conviction. What can be even worse, however, are the collateral consequences being found guilty of these offenses. Such convictions can do serious damage to your career and reputation. The authorities pride themselves…