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Administrative License Revocation

If you are arrested for a DWI in Texas, typically that also means that your driver’s license will also be suspended. This is because under Texas law, there are administrative consequences regarding your driver’s license that are separate from the criminal charges.

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The Difference Between Probation and Deferred Adjudication

The primary and most important different between probation and deferred adjudication is that probation is a final conviction. Unlike probation, deferred adjudication is not a conviction.

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Nondisclosure on DWI Conviction

Under Section 411.0731 of the Texas Government Code, you may qualify to have a DWI conviction nondisclosed and sealed from public record. This means that if you meet the qualifications, then you may be able to conceal a DWI conviction from future employers when job searching or from apartment complexes when searching for a place to rent.

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How Theft Charges Can Come Back to Haunt You

Under Texas Penal Code 31.03, if “a person commits an offense of theft if he unlawfully appropriates property with the intent to deprive the owner of property”. This essentially means that if you take property of another without the owner’s consent and you do so with the intent to deprive the owner of that property, then you have committed a theft under Texas law.

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DWI and Deferred Adjudication

On September 1, 2019, a new law relating to first time DWI offenses was officially put into action in Texas. Under the new law, someone charged with a DWI could qualifiy for deferred adjudication. This means that there is an additional way that you could prevent a criminal conviction on a DWI charge.

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What Happens When You Are Charged With Prostitution?

Texas laws surrounding the crime commonly known as prostitution is considered a Class B misdemeanor when it is your first charge. With Class B misdemeanors you can face up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to two thousand dollars. You can be charged with prostitution in many situations. Both the alleged buyer and seller can be charged with the crime. There are police agencies in Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Fort Worth, Arlington, Denton and many other cities throughout north Texas that conduct undercover prostitution stings. They will range from online ads which result to a direct text or chat conversation to more traditional sting operations that use officers on the streets purporting to be prostitutes.

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What to Do If You Get a Traffic Ticket

No one likes getting traffic tickets. They’re expensive, annoying, and inconvenient. But what most people don’t realize is that when you get a traffic ticket, you are actually being charged with a Class C misdemeanor under Texas law and you can be fined up to $500 (that’s not including court costs). So when you get a traffic ticket, you are actually being charged with a criminal offense in the State of Texas and it's not something that should be ignored.

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