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Blog Posts in March, 2017

  • Can I Enter the U.S. With a DWI?

    || 30-Mar-2017

    It’s illegal to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the United States, but many other countries have similar laws outlawing drunk and drugged driving. What if you were convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or a similar offense in your home country, would the DWI on your record bar you from entering the United States? Generally, if an immigrant has one DWI conviction on ...
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  • Victim's Role in the Texas Parole Process

    || 29-Mar-2017

    Are you facing criminal charges for a crime that involved a victim? Or, is your loved one in prison for a crime that involved one or more victims? Either way, you may be curious to know what type of role victims play in the parole process. Do victims have a say in whether someone is paroled or not? Does the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (TxBPP) take the victim’s opinion into account ...
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  • Texas Code of Criminal Procedure: An Outline

    || 28-Mar-2017

    Are you, or someone you love facing criminal charges in Plano, Dallas, or anywhere else in Texas? If so, we’d like to familiarize you with the Code of Criminal Procedure, which true to its title, explains the Lone Star State’s “criminal procedure.” Since the Code of Criminal Procedure is too long to explain in detail, we’re going to provide a brief outline of the ...
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  • The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC is pleased to announce that Co-Founder Jason A. Zendeh Del has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers ® list of Rising Stars™ for the third year in a row. This is a significant achievement that speaks volumes about his professional abilities and record of success as a Plano criminal defense and trial lawyer. Super Lawyers Magazine is a ...
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  • Criminal Attempt in Texas

    || 27-Mar-2017

    In Texas, it’s not just a crime to break the law, but it’s also a crime to “attempt” and fail to break the law. Under Section 15.01 of the Texas Penal Code, a person commits the offense of “criminal attempt” if he or she intends to commit an offense and does more than prepare for it, but fails to complete the crime. Under Section 15.01(d), the offense of ...
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  • Multiple Sclerosis & SSDI

    || 23-Mar-2017

    Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system; it’s described as an “unpredictable” and “disabling” disease that interrupts communication between the brain and the body. As of this writing, the cause of MS is unknown; however, scientists believe that unidentified environmental factors and genetic predisposition are involved. MS varies from individual ...
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  • DWI with a Child Passenger in Plano, TX

    || 22-Mar-2017

    In Texas and throughout the rest of the country, it’s against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent their driving ability is impaired, including lawfully prescribed medications. In each state, drivers are “legally intoxicated” if they drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.08% or above. While anyone can be arrested, and charged with ...
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  • Texas' Gun Laws and Protective Orders

    || 21-Mar-2017

    In Texas, victims of dating violence, family violence, sexual assault, and stalking can ask the court for a protective order, which is sometimes referred to as a “restraining order” in other states. If someone has taken a protective order out against you and you’re a gun owner, you may be wondering, “Can I possess a firearm while I’m named in a protective ...
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  • Gang Crimes in Plano, Texas

    || 20-Mar-2017

    According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), “Because of their propensity for violence and close associations with ruthless Mexican cartels, gangs are a serious threat to public safety in Texas.” In light of that statement, the DPS maintains that the residents of Texas have the “right to live free from fear and crime.” Each year, the Texas Gang Threat ...
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  • Removing Conditions on a Green Card

    || 16-Mar-2017

    Are you a conditional permanent resident who received a green card for just two years? Perhaps your plans changed since you came to the United States and now you want to stay longer, or you decided to become a U.S. citizen, or you've been waiting for this point so you can apply to get the conditions removed. In order for you to continue being a permanent resident, you will have to file a ...
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  • Theft Charges in Plano, Texas

    || 15-Mar-2017

    There isn’t much question over what counts as theft and what does not. Obviously, “theft” is another word for “stealing,” taking something without permission, or permanently depriving someone of their personal property. In Texas, theft-related offenses are all lumped into “offenses against property” under Title 7, Chapter 31 of the Texas Penal Code. Under ...
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  • Accused of Identity Theft in Plano?

    || 14-Mar-2017

    Have you recently been accused of identity theft in Plano, Dallas, or anywhere else in Texas? If so, it’s important to take these accusations seriously. According to Attorney General Ken Paxton, “Every year more than 25,000 Texans report being victims of identity theft with thousands more unaware that their information and bank accounts have been targeted.” What is identity theft ...
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  • Plano Drug Possession Penalties

    || 13-Mar-2017

    Are you facing drug possession charges in Plano, Texas? If so, you will be interested in learning the penalties involved in a conviction. In Texas, drug offenses are outlined under several sections, such as 481.112, 481.113, 481.114, and 481.115 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. Under the Texas Health and Safety Code, the penalties for each drug offense vary depending upon two factors: the type ...
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  • About Supplemental Security Income

    || 9-Mar-2017

    What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and who can get it? Like Social Security Disability, SSI is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA); however, the two programs are not the same. While the SSA manages the SSI program, SSI is not paid by people’s Social Security taxes. Instead, SSI is paid for by general funds in the U.S. Treasury. SSI pays monthly benefits to ...
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  • Can I Rely on a Dismissal?

    || 8-Mar-2017

    When you are facing criminal charges, your heart drops, and life is put on pause as you contemplate your freedom and your future. What will happen to you, and your family if you are convicted? Where you stand, you’re at the beginning of a battle with the criminal justice system, but you have hope. The average person knows little about criminal procedure in Texas, let alone how prosecutors ...
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  • Can the Public Attend Texas Court Proceedings?

    || 7-Mar-2017

    Are you a crime victim who is interested in attending a court proceeding? Or, are you a family member of a crime victim, or even the accused who has a court date coming up? If you are any of these individuals, or if you’re simply interested in attending a court hearing you may be curious to know, “Can the public attend court hearings?” In Texas, the grand jury proceedings are not ...
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  • Death Penalty in Texas

    || 6-Mar-2017

    If you are under investigation for, or facing criminal charges for a homicide crime in Texas, you will be very interested in learning about the state’s death penalty law and how it may relate to your case. For starters, we want to define capital felonies in Texas because they are relevant to the death penalty. A capital felony is where a defendant intentionally takes someone else’s ...
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  • Am I Eligible for Naturalization?

    || 2-Mar-2017

    If you have decided to become a U.S. citizen, congratulations! Our immigration attorneys are very pleased that you desire to become a part of our great nation, built by immigrants from all over the world. Since the United States was formed, immigrants have come here seeking freedom, opportunity, and a better life for their families. Meanwhile, these immigrants have strengthened our nation through ...
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  • Police Investigations in Plano, Texas

    || 1-Mar-2017

    Do you have reason to believe that you’re currently under investigation for a crime in Plano or Dallas? Perhaps detectives have been “asking around” about you. Perhaps you have the feeling you’re being followed. Or, perhaps you’ve been questioned directly and now you’re constantly looking over your shoulder. If your suspicions are right, you’re the target ...
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