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DWIs and You: A Second Chance

H.B. 3016 and DWI Charges

On September 1, 2017, H.B. 3016 went into effect throughout the state of Texas. The highlight of this bill allows those convicted of a 1st time DWI offense to petition the court where they

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The Immigration Court System Is Broken

United States Immigration Courts

In a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver highlighted the current state of our nation’s immigration courts and the decisions being made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Department of Justice …

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Provisional Waivers Are Still Alive

What is a provisional waiver?

Those who are undocumented and who have not been inspected or admitted to the United States, such as pursuant to a visa, cannot have their status adjusted to lawful permanent resident status within the United …

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Different Types of Drug Charges in Texas

If you have been accused of a drug crime in Texas, it is important to understand Texas drug laws and the possible penalties you face. If you are facing drug charges in Central Texas, contact Morales & Sparks.


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Can My Green Card Be Revoked?

The immigration attorneys at Morales & Sparks are regularly asked the following question: “Can my green card be revoked?” Many individuals are confused about the laws surrounding a green card because the status of a green card holder is that …

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Is There a Link Between Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse?

link between substance abuse and domestic violence

Domestic violence affects more individuals in America than we realize. Every minute, 20 people are involved in a domestic violence incident, the consequences of which can damage their bodies, mental states, relationships, identities and lives — for both the …

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Am I Required to Let Texas Police Into My Home?

am i required to let texas police in my home

Imagine sitting at home watching a game on television. Your kids are asleep and you’ve had a long day at work. All of a sudden, you hear a loud knock followed by an equally loud voice saying, “This is the …

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37 Common Courtroom Phrases

37 Common Courtroom Phrases

common courtroom phrases

In the legal world, we often use complicated jargon – a term affectionately known as “legalese”. However, for those who find themselves in a courtroom without having attended law school, all these courtroom phrases and words …

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Are Non-Citizens Eligible for Habeas Corpus?

are non-citizens eligible for habeas corpus

One of the central tenants of the American legal system is the writ of habeas corpus. These petitions grant rights to individuals who are potentially wrongfully detained.

In the United States, the state has the right to detain individuals …

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What’s the Difference Between Political Asylum and Refugee Status?

political asylum vs refugee status

Considering our current political climate, most of us are sure to be familiar with terms such as political asylum or refugee status. As politicians debate immigration and foreign wars create refugee crises, the news is filled with stories of …

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