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Month: June 2018

What is Check Fraud?

Check fraud is a type of crime where someone wrongfully uses checks to illegally borrow funds that: 1) do not exist in a bank account, or 2) are not in the legal ownership of the account holder. How does check fraud happen? There are lots of ways that checks can fall...

Second DWI in Texas

The criminal offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is covered under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code. Like other states, in Texas the penalties for DWI-related crimes increase with each subsequent offense. Section 49.04(a) reads, “A person commits an...

Penalties for Vandalism in Texas

The word “vandalism” often makes people think of writing graffiti on walls and lockers, destroying someone’s bicycle, breaking someone’s smartphone, egging someone’s car, and destroying mailboxes with a bat – these are all forms of vandalism because they each involve...

Drug Offenses in Texas

Drugs are everywhere and people from all racial, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds take them. And, illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, and marijuana aren’t the only drugs leading to possession charges – prescription drugs are just as...

Medicare Fraud: A Federal Crime

Medicare is a federal health insurance program designed for individuals age 65 and older and for certain young people who have disabilities. It is also for people suffering with end-stage renal disease. Part A of the program is hospital insurance (covers hospital...

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