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Deferred Adjudication and Pretrial Diversion: Get a Second Chance to Do Good

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Mintzer Law

Many states allow those being charged with a crime to participate in certain programs in order to have the charges against them dropped. These requirements can vary, but often they require a defendant to be on probation and prove to the court that they are able to be rehabilitated without need for heavy sentencing. If the defendant is able to adequately prove their potential for...

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Withdrawing From a Court Case: When a Defense Attorney Can or MUST Quit

Posted on June 19, 2013 by Mintzer Law

There are multiple instances where a client may desire new representation in their case. For the client, this process is simple and only takes them expressing their intent to part ways with their current counsel. There are no specific requirements that pertain to when a client can fire their attorney, but the same is not true for the attorney. A lawyer may only stop representing...

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Differences Between Juvenile and Adult Court Proceedings?

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Mintzer Law

A criminal case involving a juvenile is different in many regards to a similar case for an adult defendant. This is because the primary purpose of juvenile court proceedings in Texas is to try to rehabilitate the minor rather than exact harsh punishments. Since this is the case, there many ways in which the legal system treats juveniles differently. Original Arrest The arrest of an adult usually...

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Motioning for a New Trial in Texas: The Complete Guide

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Mintzer Law

Receiving a new criminal trial is a difficult task, but it can be achieved if certain requirements or circumstances are met that warrant a new trial. A new trial is often requested after a person has been convicted of a crime. The request can be given whether the conviction was handed down by a jury or a judge. Interest of Justice There are some instances where a...

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