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Is Sex with Your Cousin Illegal in Texas?

In many states, sex with your cousin is completely legal. In the South here, states generally have more rigid laws surrounding sexual intercourse between cousins. However, other states are much more lenient in this regard. Arizona and Illinois, for whatever reason, are two such states. If you’re really curious about what each of the 50 […]

Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child can Put You in Prison for Life

A child’s mere accusation of continuous sexual assault can put you in prison for 25 years minimum, and life at maximum. Without the possibility of parole. Forget about “innocent until proven guilty.” The district attorney thinks all people accused of child sex crimes are guilty. All that has to happen is a child, police officer, […]

What Should You Do if Falsely Accused of Child Molestation?

Let’s be clear: We do want true criminals brought to justice. But many times, the legal system has no intention of being fair. And sometimes, innocent Texans like you are falsely accused of child molestation. What should you do if this happens? Let’s Start with What You Shouldn’t Do The typical reaction is to know […]

An Overview of Texas Child Molestation Laws

The mere accusation – even if it is false – of child molestation immediately turns your life upside down. You can lose your job, family, and reputation in the blink of an eye. Then, it takes years to get it all back, if you ever do. You also may have to live with being a […]

Supreme Court Decides Dog-Sniff Case

Dallas Criminal Defense – Supreme Court Decides Dog-Sniff Case Police searches can be intrusive and humiliating, and this week the Supreme Court of the United States made it a little easier for police to justify warrantless searches of cars. There are many ways an experienced criminal defense attorney can challenge a search of your vehicle or […]

Texas, the 2013 National Leader in Drunken Driving Deaths

According to MADD statistics, 1,337 (39.5% of all traffic deaths) people died as a result of drunken driving in Texas in 2013. That number represents a 3.6% increase from 2012. If you change that number to a rate per 100,000 people, Texas comes in as the state with the 10th highest rate of drunken driving fatalities. […]

8 Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer Before You Hire Them

When you replace your AC or furnace, you usually talk to several contractors. But oddly enough, many people go with the first criminal defense lawyer they find. If you have time (ideally you look for a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you are arrested and booked), you should talk to several to find the […]

Is Alcohol Responsible for Domestic Violence?

There’s a rap song by Jamie Foxx that goes “Blame it on the Alcohol….,” but it’s not an excuse that holds up too well in court. Our society talks a lot about entitlements, but there’s not too much discussion of personal responsibility. There’s no doubt that in general, bad things happen when alcohol gets consumed […]