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  • General Info on Texas Probation
    General Info on Texas Probation

    In the legal sense, probation refers to the action of suspending a criminal offender’s sentence, and allowing them to be in the community, but under the close supervision of a probation officer. While ...

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  • Penalties for Not Wearing a Seat Belt in Texas
    Penalties for Not Wearing a Seat Belt in Texas

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, we had almost 5.7 million traffic collisions in the United States, which led to 21,132 fatalities, 3,208 of which were ...

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  • Capital Murder Charges in Plano, Texas
    Capital Murder Charges in Plano, Texas

    Under Title 5, Chapter 19 of the Texas Penal Code, there are different degrees of “criminal homicide.” What constitutes criminal homicide? Under Sec. 19.01, a person is guilty of criminal homicide ...

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  • 'Continuous Residence' & Naturalization
    'Continuous Residence' & Naturalization

    Right now, immigration is a hot topic politically, nationally and on a statewide level. The United States rewards immigrants who go through the immigration process legally. While it takes time and a ...

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  • About Release on Your Own Recognizance, or 'OR'
    About Release on Your Own Recognizance, or 'OR'

    In simple terms, release on your own recognizance, or “OR” means you are not required to post bail. When a defendant is released on their own recognizance, he or she must sign a paper where they ...

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  • What is an Arraignment?
    What is an Arraignment?

    In the criminal justice system we have what is called the arraignment , which is a criminal proceeding where the defendant appears in court, before a judge and is officially informed of their charges. ...

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