When Texas passed H.B. 1540 on September 1, 2021, it became the first state in America to make solicitation of prostitution a felony. Traditionally, Texas law enforcement’s focus on prostitution has been on the sellers, but these new penalties show a change to equally target buyers of sex. Texas … [Read more...] about New Texas Law Targets Soliciting Prostitution
The saying goes that we all deserve a second chance, but does that apply to criminal convictions and especially criminal convictions concerning white-collar crimes? Most white-collar crimes involve some type of fraud and deceit, such as the development of the classic pyramid scheme. Here is a … [Read more...] about White Collar Crime Convictions and Future Employment in Texas
Having a felony conviction on your record can have severe consequences for how you live your life moving forward. Even release from incarceration is not the fresh start that many of our clients expect. There is a lot of legal baggage, especially when it comes to restoring your legal rights. At … [Read more...] about Rights a Convicted Felon Might Lose in Sugar Land
Facing a domestic violence charge carries with it the potential for several serious criminal penalties, as well as additional consequences that can irrevocably damage your life. One additional consequence concerns the impact a domestic violence charge can have on a career, especially a career in law … [Read more...] about Can a Domestic Violence Conviction Prevent You from Getting a Job as a Police Officer?
If you have watched a police procedural drama such as CSI and Chicago PD, you noticed a familiar speech given by arresting law enforcement personnel. It goes something like this: "You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used … [Read more...] about Miranda Rights: I Didn’t Get Mine Read to Me after I was Arrested