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

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 […]

Written by on July 15, 2015

How Serious is Shoplifting?

Shoplifting in Texas Shoplifting is a fairly common crime. Compared to other offenses, this one may seem like a relatively minor criminal charge. In reality, the penalties for shoplifting can be serious. Being convicted for this offense can lead to fines, probation, restitution payments and being banned from certain properties. Repeated offenses or shoplifting high-value items […]

Written by on July 9, 2015

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

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 […]

Written by on June 1, 2015

What Happens If I Engage in Cybersex with a Minor in Texas?

Law enforcement agencies have learned that the most effective use of their investigative resources is to focus on the locations where the crimes are being committed. The Internet is the newest location where adults who are intent on exploiting children can easily find victims to prey upon. The anonymity that the Internet offers makes cybersex […]

Written by on May 27, 2015

How Does the Arraignment Process Work in Harris County?

Events become a blur for someone who has been arrested. It is not uncommon for people taken into custody by police to not know the actual criminal charges against them until the first appearance in court when a judge reads them out loud at the arraignment. It is usually at the arraignment when a plea […]

Written by on May 20, 2015

Qualifying for Halfway Houses and Transitional Living Facilities in Texas

Halfway houses serve to create an environment where prisoners or recovering addicts can spend a period of transition between their previous place of incarceration or treatment and the outside world. The idea is to give people the opportunity to adjust to the responsibilities of life while also caring for the their safety and the security […]

Written by on May 12, 2015

Guidelines on Felony Sentences

Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of Rand Mintzer, Attorney at Law. Sentences awarded to people convicted of crimes are always in proportion to the crime. Some crimes such as petty crimes, damage to property and misdemeanors are not considered as serious as felony crimes. That […]

Written by on May 8, 2015

Malicious Prosecution and Your Rights in Texas

A criminal case in Texas is nothing more than an allegation or accusation. It is not a conviction until prosecutors present their evidence to convince a judge or jurors of the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. There are many times, however, that the discovery of new evidence does not support the allegations, or the […]

Written by on May 6, 2015