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The Down and Dirty of Insider Trading

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Mintzer Law

RM – Aug – The Down and Dirty of Insider Trading Insider Trading in Texas Insider trading has gotten a lot of coverage in the media over the last few years. Powerful executives and television celebrities have been convicted on charges of insider trading, showing that no one is immune from this kind of conviction. Although it may seem like insider trading is something that only occurs...

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What Crimes Can Potentially Lead to the Death Penalty?

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Mintzer Law

Texas is infamous for its use of the death penalty. This punishment is considered the most severe legal penalty that is available in the Texas Penal Code. As such, it is only an option in the most serious of legal cases. In fact, there is only one category of crime in which the death penalty is potentially applicable. Although it is a single category, it...

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What Will Happen to Me if I Aided or Assisted a Fugitive?

Posted on July 22, 2015 by Mintzer Law

Aiding a Fugitive in Texas It is against the law in Texas to directly or indirectly participate in the commission of a crime. This may sound fairly straightforward to most people but it can have far-reaching implications. For example, many people may realize that acting as a getaway driver for a person who has committed a bank robbery is an illegal action. Some people may not...

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How Public is the Information About My Arrest? Who Can Find Out About It?

Posted on July 15, 2015 by Mintzer Law

Arrest Information When a person is placed under arrest in Texas, information about the incident can be stored in a record. Although this information is not always freely available to the public, it may still be available under certain circumstances. This type of information may be stored in several different locations. In many cases, a copy of this record will be kept on file at the county...

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Expungement: How does it work? When can it be used?

Posted on July 1, 2015 by Mintzer Law

People who have been convicted of crimes in Texas may face a lot of hardships. Many employers and landlords require applicants and potential tenants to list previous convictions on their applications. A past conviction can cause a person to be denied jobs and housing opportunities. In some cases, it may be possible for a defendant to obtain an order of expunction. If this is successful, the...

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Drug Penalties by Weight: Am I Going to Jail?

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Mintzer Law

In Texas, a person who is found to be in possession of drugs can face varying penalties based on the amount of drugs they have. These penalties are determined based on the type and weight of the drugs. For example, a small amount of marijuana may be classified as a misdemeanor but several pounds of marijuana may count as a felony crime. The penalties can...

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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...

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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...

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