Can Police Search My Cell Phone?

By: Kara L. Carreras Recently, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision related to searches and seizure of cell phones and their data contents. With the ever-changing technological advances related to cell phones and wireless technology what is considered private? The Fourth Amendm...

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Felony Criminal Enhancements in Texas

Texas law allows for harsher punishments for repeat and habitual offenders. This means that when you have been previously convicted of certain crimes, the State can enhance, or increase your range of punishment on your current charge. The range of punishment refers to the amount of time and/or fi...

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GUILTY or NO CONTEST?

What is the Difference and What is best for me? By: Brian Goza When defending a case, the priority is always to have your client exonerated. Every case should be approached with that as the objective. All available evidence should be examined with that in mind. But, what happens if the evidence ...

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Competency to Stand Trial in Texas

By Brian Goza In Texas, you must be competent to stand trial before proceeding in any criminal case. For most cases in criminal practice, this issue doesn't arise. Defendants are presumed by law to be competent. Sometimes though, a defendant may exhibit behavior that raises a question as to wheth...

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