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Can Police Tap My Phone? They Can When…

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Mintzer Law

The traditional image of a tapped phone line probably brings to mind an old-fashioned landline – a phone you might still have at home or at work. But today’s tapping brings in modern technology, from email to smartphones to tablets to the GPS that works on all those mobile devices. In any instance, your privacy is being compromised with every instance of electronic tracking. And when...

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Does Expungement Really Work?

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Expungement is a legal term that has a rather simple meaning – it means that a court process has sealed a criminal conviction so that the public doesn’t have access to it. If you have any former convictions on felonies or misdemeanors, having your case or cases expunged is usually considered a good tactical move. Particularly if your offenses occurred when you were younger – say...

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Get the Facts about How Jurisdiction Really Works

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Mintzer Law

The law and the Texas justice system are packed full of terminology that’s difficult to understand. Take jurisdiction, for example. It’s not only a complex issue, but myths and fiction about it can lead you to believe all sorts of things that aren’t true. Jurisdiction can play a significant role in your trial, and make it both more complex than it needs to be or...

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Bad Judges Who Find Themselves behind Bars for Taking Bribes

Posted on November 5, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Judges in the United States are in a unique position of trust. As one of the most highly-honored occupations in the land, it’s paramount for a judge to maintain a spotless reputation. Unfortunately, over the years a number of judges have found themselves behind bars after being caught accepting bribes. Whatever their motivation for doing so, the end result has been dishonor and a prison...

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