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Federal District Judge in Texas Temporarily Blocks Immigration Enforcement Law

On August 30, 2017, a federal district judge ruled against the state of Texas that halted an immigration enforcement law.

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia issued a preliminary injunction against Texas Governor Greg Abbot’s legislation that outlaws “sanctuary cities”.

A …

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Using Guns for Self Defense: Laws, Consequences & What You Need to Know

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Using Guns for Self Defense: Laws, Consequences & What You Need to Know

It may seem simple enough in your mind. If someone attacks you, you defend yourself. However, the law might not always agree with that sentiment. It might …

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Legal Options for Undocumented Immigrants Wishing to Stay in the U.S.

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Legal Options for Undocumented Immigrants Wishing to Stay in the U.S.

Undocumented immigration, sometimes referred to as illegal immigration, is a hot topic these days. The solutions to the issue will vary depending on who you ask, however, for those …

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Know Your Rights About Legal Protests

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There’s a reason why the right to protest is included in the very first amendment to the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights. From the founding of this nation, protests have been extremely important. The Boston Tea Party was a …

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New Texas Law: First-Time DWI Offenders Are Now Eligible for Non-Disclosure in Texas

First-Time DWI Offenders Are Now Eligible for Non-Disclosure in Texas

Criminal convictions, violent or not, can have a major impact on someone’s future. Criminal records often make finding and securing a job difficult or almost impossible. Texas state laws provide …

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What Do I Need to Know About Plea Agreements?

The Texas plea bargain process is a process that allows for a resolution of a case without proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In essence, a plea is an agreement or contract. During the process, the defense and prosecution negotiate …

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What Parents Need to Know About the Texas Juvenile Justice System

Part of growing up means making mistakes — and hopefully learning from them. However, when a childhood mistake results in involvement with the Texas juvenile justice system, the consequences for a simple error can be significant.

Every parent knows children …

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Types of Assault Charges in Texas

In Texas, an assault offense has occurred if:

  1. Someone has recklessly or intentionally caused an injury or physical harm
  2. Someone has intentionally threatened physical harm
  3. Someone has intentionally used provocative or offensive physical contact against another person

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What to Do If You’re Stopped by an Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officer

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Immigration is an emotional issue regardless of your legal status. Sometimes enforcement seems to be based on appearance rather than facts, and “innocent until proven guilty” is applied lightly in many situations. Life can be scary for anyone who even …

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Criminal History & Employment Applications: What Information to Disclose

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Everybody has a past. If yours is a matter of court record, however, you may find it difficult to negotiate job interviews. There is a fine line between disclosing what you must to be honest and saying too much and …

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