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July 28, 2017 By Jeff King

  • Texas Castle Doctrine & Stand Your Ground Laws When it comes to protecting yourself or loved ones from physical harm or threat of death, Texas laws give individuals the right to reasonably defend themselves from criminal intruders. Like nearly half of all states in the U.S., Texas has a Stand Your Ground law which allows residents to use force – and in some cases, deadly force— when faced with the imminent threat of serious injury or death.   In 2007, Texas legislators expanded on the “Castle Doctrine,” and removed a Texan’s duty to retreat (while in public areas) before using force in self-defense. This means that if you are legally ...
  • What is the Difference Between a Felony and Misdemeanor in Texas? When facing criminal charges, it is important to understand how charges are classified and the relation to potential punishment. In Texas, as in other states, the primary criminal charge classifications are misdemeanor and felony. Dallas criminal defense attorney Jeff King makes it his business to aggressively defend clients facing misdemeanor and felony claims in Texas and understands the impact that a conviction of either can have.   Definition of felony in Texas   In Texas, a felony is a crime serious enough that it is punishable by more than one year of incarceration. In most cases, the sentence is served in prison through the Texas ...
  • How To Fight False Accusations of Sex Crimes False allegations of sex crimes can have a tragic and debilitating effect on the personal and professional lives of the unjustly accused. When it comes to sex crimes, defendants often find that they are guilty until proven innocent, sometimes even in the eyes of close friends and family. Dallas, TX sex crimes defense lawyer Jeff King vigorously fights false accusations, understanding how serious the implications of false charges or a wrongful conviction can be.   Reasons for false accusations   There is no single reason for false accusations of sex crimes. In some situations, like when the accuser underwent a harrowing experience, the trauma ...
  • What is the Penalty for Fraud in Texas?   There are many reasons to fight a fraud charge in Texas, just one of which is the severe penalties imposed under state and federal law. Dallas, TX criminal defense attorney Jeff King understands the repercussions and fights fraud charges with tenacity and knowhow, improving the chances that you can get your life back on track.   Factors affecting Texas fraud penalties   There is no one penalty for fraud in Texas because there is not just a single crime known as fraud. In general, fraud requires intentionally misrepresenting or leaving out material facts with the expectation that someone else will reasonably rely on it, ...
  • 5 Things to Do After a DWI Arrest Drunk driving penalties in Texas are extremely harsh and designed to deter repeat offenses. Drivers who have a .08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration) are considered legally intoxicated and can be charged with a DWI.   DUI and DWI penalties can include monetary fines, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, community service and jail time, depending on the circumstances. The steps immediately taken after a drunk driving arrest in Texas have a huge impact on the outcome of your case.   Whether you were wrongly accused or suffered a lapse in judgement, follow these five steps to protect your rights after a ...

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