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What Is Intoxication Manslaughter?

Published: Sep 11, 2017 in Criminal Defense, DUI

The State of Texas has a law in place that specifically categorizes the act of homicide as it occurs in situations during which an intoxicated individual operating a motor vehicle causes the death of another person. This crime is referred to in the State as intoxication manslaughter. Texas identifies this type of manslaughter as an independent offense. Other terms for the similar or same offense are used in other states and include DUI causing injury or death, DUI manslaughter, and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Are you currently facing an intoxication…

What You Should Know About the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program in Texas

Published: Sep 05, 2017 in Criminal Defense, DUI

If you were pulled over and arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may be in for a rude awakening. You could be punished before charges are brought against you, or even before being found guilty in a court of law. If you are arrested for DWI and refuse a blood or breath test, a police officer may take your driver’s license, give you a temporary license, and give you notice of an administrative license revocation (ALR). This is an automatic license suspension program that can lead to the loss…

Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Texas?

Published: Aug 25, 2017 in Criminal Defense, DUI

When you are pulled over under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI), you can expect the police officers to do a few things. They will ask you a few questions. This is to see what you say about where you have been and where you are going as well as to see if you slur or stumble over your words. They will usually ask these questions while giving you a task, like getting your driver’s license and proof of insurance, to observe whether you have a hard time dividing…

When Is Rape a Federal Crime?

Published: Aug 18, 2017 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Rape, also called sexual assault, is a heinous crime. It can severely harm the victims physically and psychologically, and often leads to life-long effects. Perpetrators of this violent crime face harsh consequences and should be brought to justice. Unfortunately, rape accusations are often inappropriately leveled at innocent individuals. Some men and women use rape allegations as a means of revenge. Others come forward with these claims after a misunderstanding or due to regret. In some situations, allegations can be proven false before prosecutors ask a grand jury for an indictment….

Are Prostitution Sting Operations Considered Entrapment?

Published: Aug 11, 2017 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

To determine who is engaging in prostitution around Texas, law enforcement officers will often pretend to be prostitutes, pimps, or other individuals involved with the illicit activity. By acting like a prostitute or pimp, police officers end up meeting and speaking with people who are interested in meeting with prostitutes. Once individuals attempt to purchase a sex act, the officers then reveal their identity and arrest them. Whether the sting was conducted online or in person, it has serious consequences for those charged and raises a lot of questions. One…