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July 28, 2017 By Jeff King

  • 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 ...
  • You Have a Right to an Attorney: Use It!   Even someone who has never faced an arrest personally has no doubt heard, “You have the right to remain silent; anything you say can be used against you. You have the right to an attorney; if you cannot afford one, one will be provided for you.” This is part of what is known as Miranda rights and police are required to read it to someone before questioning them while in custody.   The right to a lawyer is so important that the sixth amendment guarantees it. This is important everywhere but especially in a place like Texas, which prides itself on cracking ...
  • What Counts As Illegal Search and Seizure In Texas? Texas search and seizure laws are far from clear. Back when the U.S. Constitution was first written, it was determined that law enforcement officials should demonstrate probable cause to collect evidence related to a criminal investigation. At the time, “personal effects” consisted of materials kept on their person and in their residence. Today, evidence can be collected from a person’s bloodstream, body cavities, motor vehicle, smartphone, or computer.   Speaking with a knowledgeable Texas criminal defense attorney like Jeff King can help you determine if your rights have been violated and whether you are eligible to reduced penalties due to the way ...

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