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Head Trauma Research

Several years ago I tried a felony assault case to a jury in Brazos County where my client allegedly caused a teacher serious bodily injury during a struggle in the College Station school system. The teacher was, in fact, injured by my client's behavior. But the jury also learned he suffered from several physiological problems [...]

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The Plea Bargain

Clients often ask whether they should plea bargain their case. Since so many prospective clients ask about the process I thought I'd post some answers to commonly asked questions regarding plea bargaining in Bryan|College Station criminal courts and the role of the criminal defense attorney.     In a plea bargain the accused person agrees [...]

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The Criminal Defense Lawyer

There is but one duty and one loyalty in the practice of criminal law. That is to defend the client with vigor and aggression - but always within the boundaries of the law. We are to push the envelope and find every advantage that is available to our clients. We have no divided loyalties - [...]

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Unforeseen Consequences Of Conviction III

A collateral consequence of conviction is a sanction that is not imposed expressly as part of the sentencing process. Rather, it is imposed by legislative action which creates penalties applicable by the operation of law. We looked at different aspects of collateral consequences in recent posts. Our final installment of collateral consequences show how holders [...]

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Unforeseen Consequences of Conviction II

We started this series on collateral consequences of a criminal conviction here. Many problems the convicted person faces are the result of these collateral consequences. A collateral consequence is a sanction that is not imposed expressly as part of the sentencing process. Rather, it is imposed by legislative action which Conviction Consequencescreates penalties applicable by [...]

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Unforeseen Consequences of Conviction I

I had ideas to share with my readers about the unforeseen consequences of Texas state convictions. Many problems the convicted person faces are the result of collateral consequences. A collateral consequence is a sanction that is not imposed expressly as part of the sentencing process. Rather, it is imposed by legislative action which creates penalties [...]

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Consequences for Felony Drug Charges

Meth, ecstasy and cocaine possession are felony grade offenses. The fines, penalties and jail time will depend upon the amount possessed. Conviction for less than a single gram of cocaine or methamphetamine may be punishable by up to two years in a state jail facility and by a fine up to $10,000. Any or all [...]

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