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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Domestic Violence: Unlawful Possession of Firearm

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Dec-2017

    Under Section 46.04 of the Texas Penal Code, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, certain individuals cannot possess a firearm until they meet certain requirements. For example, if a person is convicted of a felony offense, he or she cannot possess a firearm until: It’s been at least five years since the person was released from confinement, or It’s been at least five years since the felon ...
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  • Open Carry FAQs: Texas

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Dec-2017

    If you’re like a lot of Texans, you take pride in your right to bear arms, and your right to protect yourself, your family and the community. While these rights should be preserved at all costs, it’s important to adhere to the state’s firearm laws, including those that address “open carry.” To that end, here are some frequently asked questions and answers about open ...
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  • After You Receive a Green Card

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Dec-2017

    Are you an immigrant who is interested in obtaining a Green Card ? If so, that’s a worthy endeavor because Green Cards offer many advantages. Once you receive a Green Card, you’ll be authorized to find a job and live here in the United States. Immigrants use Green Cards to: 1) prove to employers that they are eligible to work in the United States, 2) apply for a Social Security Card, ...
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  • What is SR-22 in Texas?

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Dec-2017

    Were you arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or for a drug-related offense ? Or, were you found to be “at-fault” for a car crash? If any of these scenarios apply to you, you may be required to file an SR-22 with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). What is SR-22, and why would you possibly be required to file it? “A Financial Responsibility Insurance Certificate ...
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  • Drug-Related License Suspensions in Texas

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Dec-2017

    As a licensed driver in Texas, you’re probably well-aware of the fact that your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You may have NOT been aware of the fact that other criminal offenses can lead to license suspensions, specifically drug-related offenses. You heard us right. If an individual is convicted of a drug or ...
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  • What is Deferred Adjudication?

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Dec-2017

    If you’re facing criminal charges in Plano or Dallas, or anywhere else in Texas, you’ll be interested in learning about Texas’ criminal procedure. Deferred adjudication, for example, has many advantages for individuals who made a mistake and broke the law. What is it and what are the benefits? Deferred adjudication is a type of community supervision, which is ordered by the judge ...
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  • Can My Family Get SSD Benefits?

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Nov-2017

    It’s one thing to worry about obtaining Social Security Disability benefits for yourself if you’re single and disabled, but if you have a family to support, disability takes on a whole other meaning. Not only do you have to take care of yourself, but you have to care for your spouse and children, who need to be supported as well. Can your family obtain disability benefits? According to ...
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  • Common Questions About DWI

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Nov-2017

    Are you facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges for the first time in Plano or Dallas, Texas? If so, you probably have a lot of questions. Read on as we shed light on some of the most common questions about a drug or alcohol-related DWI in Texas. 1. Can I get a DWI for driving while medicated? Yes, absolutely. In Texas, it’s against the law to drive while impaired by alcohol, a ...
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  • Texas Capital Offenses

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Nov-2017

    Merriam-Webster defines capital punishment as, “punishment by death; the practice of killing people as punishment for serious crimes.” While not every state practices the death penalty (32 states enforce the death penalty), Texas is one state that does. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, between 1819 and 1923, hanging was the state’s “means of ...
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  • Penalties for a First DWI in Texas

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Nov-2017

    According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), “About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol.” TxDOT urges Texans to take responsibility for their actions and to NOT drink and drive. How much alcohol is too much? Believe it or not, your body is impaired after just one drink. Of course, various factors, such as your gender and ...
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  • Helping a Relative Become a Permanent Resident

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Nov-2017

    Let’s suppose that you are a Green Card holder – a lawful permanent resident of the United States. Now, you want to help your family member come to the United States and become a lawful permanent resident as well. How do you accomplish this? To help your relative become a Green Card holder like you, you’ll have to do two things: 1) you must sponsor your family member, and 2) you ...
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  • What is Asset Forfeiture?

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Nov-2017

    According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), “Asset forfeiture is a powerful tool used by law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, against criminals and criminal organizations to deprive them of their ill-gotten gains through seizure of these assets.” The FBI goes on to say that asset forfeiture is an “ancient practice” that governments have used for a long ...
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  • Can a Texas DUI Lead to Deportation?

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Nov-2017

    According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), “Each year TxDOT sponsors a statewide campaign to raise awareness in the Hispanic community about the dangers of drinking and driving and to promote sober driver designation. Over 35 percent of the state’s population is Hispanic.” “In 2014, young Hispanic males comprised 49 percent of all statewide male drivers, ...
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  • Kidnapping Charges in Plano, Texas

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 20-Nov-2017

    You’re probably familiar with “kidnapping,” but how does Texas define the offense and what are the penalties involved? Under Section 20.03(a) of the Texas Penal Code, “A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly abducts another person.” The Texas Penal Code defines “abducting” as restraining a person with the intention of preventing his or ...
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  • Applying for Social Security Disability

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Nov-2017

    Do you have a medical condition that’s serious enough that it’s expected to last at least one year or result in death? Does your condition prevent you from engaging in meaningful work? If your answer is “yes” to both questions, you’re probably interested in applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security Disability benefits help disabled individuals ...
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  • Endangering a Child in Texas

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 15-Nov-2017

    Biological parents, adoptive parents, legal guardians, and even caregivers have strict duties towards the children in their care. As long as parent’s child is under the age of 18, he or she must provide food, shelter and clothing for the child; they must also protect the child to the best of their abilities. In other words, it’s the parent’s legal and moral duty to keep the child ...
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  • Terroristic Threat Charges in Texas

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 14-Nov-2017

    With the recent turmoil across the country and the globe, local, state and federal authorities have been on high alert for terroristic activities. As of this writing, our nation has experienced shootings in Las Vegas, at a Colorado Wal-Mart and at a Baptist church here in Texas – all within a very short period of time. Understandably, law enforcement has every intention of enforcing the law ...
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  • Will I Get Community Supervision?

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Nov-2017

    You’re probably familiar with the term “probation.” Here in Texas, the term “Adult Probation” has been changed to “ Community Supervision,” which is a sentencing alternative to incarceration. When an offender is placed on Community Supervision, it means he or she is supervised by the courts while they are in the community instead of behind bars. According ...
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  • How Do I Visit the U.S.?

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Nov-2017

    “I would love to visit the United States. What do I need to do to make this happen?” If you are ready to visit the U.S. (but not live here), you will need to obtain a visitor visa. Depending on what country you live in, you may not be required to obtain a visitor visa. Under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), travelers from certain countries are exempt from obtaining a visitor visa. Under ...
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  • Crash Suspensions in Texas

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Nov-2017

    Millions of car accidents occur in the United States every year and with Texas being so big, not only do people have to drive to get from Point A to Point B, but there are a lot of car crashes in the state. Did you know that if you’re in a car accident, you could be subject to a driver license suspension? In Texas, a person’s driver’s license can be suspended after a car crash ...
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  • Active Warrants in Collin County, Texas

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Nov-2017

    Did you come home only to find a door hanger or business card informing you that there is a warrant for your arrest? If so, you’ll need to take steps to clear the warrant. According to collincountytx.gov, most warrants “are filed as a result of a bad check or an unpaid traffic citation issued by the Highway Patrol, Collin County Sheriff’s Office or a Deputy from Precinct ...
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  • DWI Accidents with Injuries

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Nov-2017

    As a licensed Texas driver, you’re well-aware of the fact that it’s illegal to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, “In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a.08 BAC ( blood or breath alcohol concentration ).” TxDOT goes on to explain ...
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  • Social Security Disability & Obesity

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Nov-2017

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “More than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity.” The CDC continues, “Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.” The Mayo Clinic defines obesity as “a complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat.” The Mayo Clinic ...
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  • About Jury Service in Texas

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Nov-2017

    If you’re facing criminal charges in Texas, your case could end in a dismissal, a plea bargain, or in a jury trial. If the case is not dismissed, you face the possibility of a negotiated plea bargain or a trial. Of course, if you’re innocent of the charges against you or if the prosecution’s case is weak, you may decide to proceed with a trial. If you decide to go through with a ...
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  • Your Right to a Defense Attorney

    Posted By The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC || 31-Oct-2017

    If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time in Texas, you may not know much about criminal procedure and your rights to a defense attorney. As the accused, you have certain rights in a criminal prosecution that cannot be taken away from you, at least not legally. One such right is the “right to representation by counsel,” which is covered under Article 1.051 of the Code ...
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