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Proving You Acted in Self-Defense in Texas

Once someone is charged with using violence against another person, a common defense is that they were acting in self-defense. Many people claim self-defense after seriously injuring or killing someone else. But how can you prove that it was in fact self-defense after all?

Understanding Assault
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What to Know About Prescription Fraud in Texas

Prescription medications, such as painkillers, depressants, and stimulants help millions of people to live better lives each and every day. However, unfortunately, there are also people who don’t need them but abuse them; opioid addiction has become an epidemic. As a result, many people have turned to prescription fraud in order to...

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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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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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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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