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What defines a pyramid scheme?

The U.S. is overflowing with individuals who harbor an entrepreneurial spirit. Startups and small business owners often start from nothing and work their way up the ladder. Even with passion, hard work and determination, there is no guarantee for success. Taking a step back, what happens when people decide to begin at the top?

Did your spouse make false domestic violence allegations?

Have you been accused of domestic violence even though you did nothing wrong? Did your spouse make up these allegations?

This may sound like an uncommon nightmare scenario to find yourself in, but experts warn that this happens in many cases when a couple decides to split up. The divorce grows exceedingly complicated when criminal allegations enter the picture.

One word that drastically impacts a drug trafficking case

If you have been accused of drug trafficking, it's important to know exactly what that charge means in Texas. Technically, it means that you knowingly transported and delivered a controlled substance or illicit drug in violation of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Trafficking is not just the use or even the sale of drugs. It is the movement of those drugs -- sometimes across state lines.

When it comes to theft laws, guns are treated differently

Being accused of any type of theft can open the door to serious consequences. The situation can be especially severe though if a person is accused of stealing a firearm. This is because guns are given special treatment under Texas theft laws.

For most types of property, if the property’s value is low enough, being accused of stealing it can be a misdemeanor rather than a felony. For example, generally, theft of property under $2,500 is a misdemeanor here in Texas.

Probation limits your voting rights

Voting eligibility has been one of the most hotly contested topics throughout our nation’s history. The country heavily encourages citizens to exercise their right to vote in important elections and often receive a sticker that demonstrates their pride in going out to vote for the politician representing their beliefs.

However, while there are not as many limitations on gender and races these days, the same cannot be said for those with criminal convictions. Each state has different voting restrictions for those who are imprisoned, on parole or on probation. Understanding Texas’ voting restraints can help you avoid further punishment if you are currently dealing with criminal charges.

PROSECUTION OF REPEAT OFFENDER DWIS

CHARGED WITH A DWI? MORE THAN ONCE?

DWI stands for driving while intoxicated. A person has committed this offense if they are intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place. Police make arrests for these charges when the operators of motor vehicles are revealed to have a blood alcohol concentration higher than 0.08.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEDERAL AND STATE CRIME PROSECUTION

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS

There are two kinds of courts in the United States - federal courts and state courts. State courts are established by the individual states, while federal courts are established under the United States Constitution.

DEFENDING AGAINST DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRAUD

DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRAUD

Fraud, one of the many categories of white collar crime, is a general term referring to a wide variety of offenses involving dishonesty, misrepresentation of fact, knowingly withholding of information, and other types of fraudulent behavior. To put it simply, fraud is the intentional deception of a person or entity by another person or entity for personal or financial gain. There are many categories of this offense, including bank fraud, tax fraud, identity theft, insurance fraud, mail fraud, credit card fraud, and more. In this article, we discuss the following types of fraud: insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, immigration fraud, and credit card fraud, along with their possible sentences, punishments, and defenses. As all cases are different, the information is not to be considered legal advice.

THE FOURTH AMENDMENT PROTECTS PEOPLE, NOT PLACES

WHAT DOES THE FOURTH AMENDMENT PROTECT?

Fourth Amendment Protection - Imagine glancing outside to see a uniformed man rifling through your mailbox. When you approach, he grins broadly from behind a pair of mirrored aviators.

"What's this all about, officer?" you inquire.

"Oh, nothing in particular," he replies, shredding his way into another envelope bearing your name. "Just thought I'd see if you're up to anything suspicious!"

TEXAS COUPLE ACCUSED IN HEALTHCARE FRAUD SCHEME

Texas Couple Accused of Taking Over $600,000 in Healthcare Fraud Scheme - In the United States, health care fraud and similar charges are not taken lightly. If one is accused of this type of crime, he or she could face hefty fines and years behind bars. Moreover, federal agencies can get involved in the investigation. This might create lifelong consequences for suspects or offenders. 

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