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  • Is it Legal to Film the Police in Texas?

    || 13-May-2016

    In the wake of the police brutality of the last few years, many states have enacted measures to deter police from illegal practices while performing their duties. Some police units are now wearing body cameras in addition to their squad car dash cams. But you if you would like to further document police actions with a handheld camera or cell phone, it is important you understand your rights. ...
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  • I'm innocent. Should I talk to the police?

    || 8-Mar-2016

    If you have been detained by the police in Austin, Texas, not only is it your right to remain silent, but it is also in your best interest. No matter the circumstances, you should always speak with an attorney before giving a statement or answering police questions. Very rarely does speaking with the police benefit an arrestee, even an innocent one. You may know that you did not commit the crime ...
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  • Criminal Processing in Texas: What to Expect

    || 20-Jan-2016

    Arrested? Loved one facing criminal charges? You need to know what you are up against. The criminal process in Texas can be challenging. If you don’t know how to navigate it effectively, you could find yourself behind bars, paying exorbitant fees and fines, or dealing with a tarnished reputation. Read through what you can expect when going through criminal processing below. 1. Arrest & ...
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  • When Can Police Search My Car?

    || 14-Oct-2015

    Hines Ranc & Holub often gets clients who question whether or not police had the right to search their vehicle at a traffic or speeding stop. This is a very controversial issue that often raises eyebrows and frustrates defendants. So when do police have the right to search your car and seize any evidence they find? Under the law, a warrant is almost always required to search a person’s ...
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  • Penalties for Assault, Aggravated Assault & Family Violence in Texas

    || 17-Sep-2015

    Under Texas law, the elements assault and battery are not differentiated; other states may categorize the elements as separate charges, but in our state, these elements are all considered assault crimes. Not all forms of physical violence committed against another person are considered assault, under the law. However, assault and aggravated assault all share these in common. Prosecutors have the ...
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