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Being charged with a crime is always frightening, especially when you think that you are guilty. Some people mistakenly believe that entering a guilty plea can make their life easier because they will not have to hire an attorney or prove anything to anyone.

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Being accused of a sex crime is always serious, especially if the alleged offense involves an individual below the age of consent. A conviction for statutory rape can have a lifelong impact.

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The intimacy and violence of rape classify it as a particularly heinous crime. Those convicted of it face serious consequences, including a requirement to be registered as a sex offender for life. Unfortunately, allegations of rape are easy to make, even if they are not honest or accurate.

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The state of Texas takes the protection of minors very seriously. Laws have been expanded to include electronic means of soliciting a minor, including not only chat rooms but also emails, text messages, and social media interactions. In fact, solicitation of a minor in Texas is generally charged as a felony with potentially severe penalties.

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A criminal record, even one comprising only a misdemeanor offense, can harm you for a significant time. It can affect where you live, whether you can get a loan, and what kind of employers will hire you.

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According to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, in a given year, more than 50,000 juveniles are arrested in Texas or referred to the juvenile probation system. Could their parents be held responsible for those crimes?

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Few drugs wreak as much havoc on people and communities as methamphetamine. While a major epidemic occurred about ten years ago, there are signs that meth is regaining popularity in Texas. Discover more about the effects of this drug, read some disturbing statistics, and learn how meth devastates the communities of Texas.

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Board Certification is a voluntary designation program for attorneys and paralegals. Initial certification is valid for a period of five years.

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Partially due to its location on the Mexican border, Texas has a large amount of cocaine trafficked and consumed in the state. Since it’s typically among the most expensive drugs, cheaper versions such as crack cocaine are also widely distributed. Keep reading to learn how the cocaine trade affects local communities in Texas.

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