polygraph

Polygraphs and Criminal Defense

Most prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys are very familiar with polygraphs. Although polygraphs are generally not considered reliable enough to be admissible in court in Texas (as discussed below), they are still used outside of court during investigations or grand jury packets. Lie detector tests based on physiological changes date back...

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DWI

What happens if I get kicked out of DWI PTI?

For many first-time offenders charged with DWI, a pre-trial diversion could be a good option to keep a DWI off your record. Unfortunately, the requirements of the program can be strict and usually include obtaining an interlock device, performing community service, completing DWI-related classes and more. Most counties, including Harris County, have...

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mail theft

What You Should Know About Mail Theft

With so much happening online, we often talk a lot about cybersecurity and the risks that come with a breach of your accounts. However, what we don’t focus on, as much anymore, is the threat of mail theft. Mail theft is a felony that occurs when someone takes, abstracts, or steals mail...
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criminal law books

What Is Unlawful Restraint in Texas?

If you have ever blocked someone from leaving a room or taken their keys because you wanted them to stay and finish a discussion, you may be surprised to learn that you could be charged with a crime in Texas for your actions. The crime, unlawful restraint, occurs when one person...
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catfishing

Can “Catfishing” Land You in Jail?

The use of the Internet has created another world in which many people choose to hide behind their computers. Speaking with others online requires no proof that you are who you say you are. It is this ability to hide one’s identity that has led many people to partake in what is...
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