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Blog Posts in January, 2017

  • What is a Bench Warrant?

    || 31-Jan-2017

    You’ve probably heard about bench warrants and arrest warrants. More than likely, you’ve heard detectives on TV say, “There’s a warrant out for his arrest.” What is a bench warrant and how is it different than an arrest warrant? Or, are they the same thing? Bench warrants and arrest warrants are not the same. A “bench warrant” basically means that someone ...
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  • Penalties for Passing a School Bus in Texas

    || 30-Jan-2017

    Supposing you have your Texas driver’s license, you’re probably aware that it’s illegal to pass a stopped school bus that is letting students board or get off the school bus. Usually, drivers are notified of this process by red, flashing lights and a STOP sign that is displayed on the side of the bus (meant to alert drivers). Unfortunately, school districts have realized that ...
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  • SSDI & Your Work History

    || 26-Jan-2017

    If you are considering filing for Social Security Disability (SSDI), the Social Security Administration will want to know if there’s any other work you can possibly do – think easier or modified work. If your current job requires heavy lifting, can you do a clerical job instead? One that does not require any heavy lifting? In order for the SSA to decide you are disabled, the agency ...
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  • Probation in Plano and Dallas

    || 25-Jan-2017

    It’s not uncommon for people to have confusion about probation – what it is exactly and what it entails. Also, some people don’t know the differences between probation and parole. That being said, we’re going to explain probation in Texas. For starters, let’s take a look at the difference between probation and parole: Probation is where a defendant is supervised out ...
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  • Auto Theft Charges in Plano, Texas

    || 24-Jan-2017

    It doesn’t matter what type of car it is, all vehicles can be stolen from their rightful owners. According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), nearly 65,000 cars and trucks are stolen each year in Texas, and thousands more vehicles are targets of burglary. Of the vehicles stolen, about half of them had their keys inside, reports the TxDMV. In 2015, the top five (5) vehicles ...
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  • Criminal Charges & Immigration Status

    || 23-Jan-2017

    Immigrants have been drawn to the United States for hundreds of years. The U.S. symbolizes freedom and opportunity, so it’s no wonder why foreign nationals immigrate to America to build a better life for themselves and their families. When immigrants come to the U.S., they can be deported or removed from the country if they violate U.S. immigration laws. One of the most common reasons why ...
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  • Changes to Policies Affecting Cuban Nationals

    || 19-Jan-2017

    On Jan. 12, 2017, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced changes to the DHS’s policies regarding Cuban nationals. These policy changes were the result of the United States and Cuba taking progressive steps towards reestablishing full diplomatic relations with each other. The changes also reflect the fact that Cuba has agreed to facilitate the return of Cuban nationals who were ...
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  • About the Texas Juvenile System

    || 18-Jan-2017

    Most Texans are fully aware that like Arizona and Florida, Texas has some of the harshest penalties for crimes in the nation. With that in mind, many parents automatically assume that the state’s juvenile justice system must be equally harsh, however, that is not the case. If you previously thought that the state’s juvenile justice system was similar to the adult system, we have good ...
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  • FAQs About Texas Protective Orders

    || 17-Jan-2017

    Were you recently arrested for family violence at your home? Or, did your partner or spouse go to court and take out a protective order against you? In either case, it’s important that you learn about Texas protective orders and how they can control what you say and do. To learn more about protective orders in Texas, please read our list of frequently asked questions. If you need further ...
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  • Driving on a Suspended License in Plano, Texas

    || 16-Jan-2017

    If your driver’s license was suspended or revoked because of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction, because you accumulated too many points on your record, or because you’re past-due on your child support, it’s important that you resist the urge to drive anyways. We get it – it can be very difficult not to drive. Texas is a BIG place, and we all need to drive to get ...
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  • Navigating the SSDI Process

    || 12-Jan-2017

    You’re doing something you never thought you would do – thinking about applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI). It’s something you didn’t put much thought into while you were healthy and able to work, but now that it’s an option, you’re very thankful for it. When you first considered applying for SSDI, you couldn’t believe you were thinking about ...
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  • Criminal Responsibility in Texas

    || 11-Jan-2017

    Most crimes are committed by people who intentionally and knowingly committed them, but what about those crimes that are committed accidentally? For example, what if you had a small $20 item at the bottom of your shopping cart and it somehow got missed during checkout. You didn’t see the small $20 item sitting in your cart; you forgot all about it. So, you paid for your other items and then ...
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  • Prescriptions & Controlled Drugs in Texas

    || 10-Jan-2017

    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), when people misuse prescription drugs, it can lead to serious medical consequences. In the past 15 years, prescription drug abuse has increased significantly and this issue has been witnessed in the growing number of visits to emergency rooms, as well as prescription drug overdose deaths. While Americans are aware of the dangers of ...
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  • Weapons Charges in Plano, Texas

    || 9-Jan-2017

    Unlike some states, Texas is renowned for having an affinity for weapons. While Texas residents are notorious for owning handguns and rifles, they are not free to do what they choose with them. Texas residents must abide by the state’s weapons laws and if they fail to do so, they can face criminal charges. For the purposes of this post, we are going to discuss the offense of “unlawful ...
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  • Filing an Immigration Appeal

    || 5-Jan-2017

    While the United States offers many attractive immigration benefits, not all applicants will qualify for these benefits. Fortunately, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has an appeals process for those petitioners and applicants who receive a “negative decision.” Many negative decisions can be appealed to the Administrative Appeals Office, otherwise known as the AAO. ...
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  • Cybercrimes in Plano, Texas

    || 4-Jan-2017

    As our society becomes more technologically advanced, cybercrime becomes a growing threat to individuals, businesses small and large, hospitals, banks and other organizations. Since cybercrime is such a major threat, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the “lead” federal agency that is responsible for seeking out, identifying and prosecuting those who commit cyber attacks on ...
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  • Penalties for Disorderly Conduct

    || 3-Jan-2017

    In Texas, there are rules about how to behave in public. All Texans are expected to treat each other with a decent amount of respect, especially while we are in a public place, for example, while we are at work, out shopping, or dining in a restaurant, or watching a game at a local sports bar. When people cross the line, and start shouting at one another, cursing, or otherwise “disturbing ...
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  • Identity Fraud in Plano, Texas

    || 2-Jan-2017

    Identity fraud is often associated with immigration, but not always. As far as immigrants are concerned, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) invests a great deal of financial resources and manpower in investigating identity and document fraud and removing fraudsters from the country. One of the main reasons why identity fraud is such a cause for concern is that it threatens national ...
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