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Prosecutors seek to end injustice of Harris County's bail system

In April, a federal judge in Houston struck down Harris County's bail system on the grounds that it is unjust to the poor. The reason is that the county requires cash bonds for misdemeanors, which many low-income defendants simply can't afford. The judge ruled it was unconstitutional for people to be held in jail simply because they can't afford bail and ordered the release of some misdemeanor defendants.

We understand the unique needs of a juvenile criminal defense

For minors who have the rest of their lives rich with educational and career opportunities ahead of them, an arrest on criminal charges could change everything. Texas parents and children facing these issues may be unsure of what kind of criminal defense minors can benefit from the most. This confusion is understandable, and the answer can heavily depend on whether a charge is a misdemeanor or felony, and if the child is being charged as a minor or an adult.

We understand the unique needs of a juvenile criminal defense

For minors who have the rest of their lives rich with educational and career opportunities ahead of them, an arrest on criminal charges could change everything. Texas parents and children facing these issues may be unsure of what kind of criminal defense minors can benefit from the most. This confusion is understandable, and the answer can heavily depend on whether a charge is a misdemeanor or felony, and if the child is being charged as a minor or an adult.

Football player at Texas AM suspended re misdemeanor charge

A football player at Texas A&M was recently suspended from participating in team practices or games, but it wasn't for the theft citation that he was issued. Instead, the charge that garnered him the suspension was for failing to identify himself to an officer. Although the charge could have been a felony, authorities decided that only a misdemeanor charge was sufficient.

Football player at Texas AM suspended re misdemeanor charge

A football player at Texas A&M was recently suspended from participating in team practices or games, but it wasn't for the theft citation that he was issued. Instead, the charge that garnered him the suspension was for failing to identify himself to an officer. Although the charge could have been a felony, authorities decided that only a misdemeanor charge was sufficient.

Federal crime charges need the right kind of representation

The assumption that most criminal charges are about on par with one another may not be an uncommon idea in Texas, but it is untrue. For instance, consequences vary between misdemeanors and felonies. Moreover, how federal crime charges are handled differs greatly from how state charges are managed. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of what a serious impact the distinction between state and federal charges can make.

Federal crime charges need the right kind of representation

The assumption that most criminal charges are about on par with one another may not be an uncommon idea in Texas, but it is untrue. For instance, consequences vary between misdemeanors and felonies. Moreover, how federal crime charges are handled differs greatly from how state charges are managed. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of what a serious impact the distinction between state and federal charges can make.

Even threat of assault can cause misdemeanor charge

Some individuals in Texas may have been unaware that he or she can be charged with assault without ever touching anyone else. If an officer supposedly witnessed you simply threaten to physically harm another person, this can be enough to warrant an arrest. Usually this only constitutes a misdemeanor charge

Even threat of assault can cause misdemeanor charge

Some individuals in Texas may have been unaware that he or she can be charged with assault without ever touching anyone else. If an officer supposedly witnessed you simply threaten to physically harm another person, this can be enough to warrant an arrest. Usually this only constitutes a misdemeanor charge

Texas superintendent handed misdemeanor charge over resume

Some individuals claim that Texas authorities are attempting to apply the law to an incident that does not warrant criminal charges. This belief stems from a misdemeanor charge that a local school district’s superintendent is facing. She recently surrendered to Texas authorities following her indictment, although neither of those actions are an indication of guilt.