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September 2016 Archives

The facts about Miranda rights

When you face criminal charges in Dallas, there are a few things you should know. From the moment that you're approached by police, you need to understand that you have Miranda rights that you can invoke. The police should read them to you when it's determined that you're going to be interrogated. If you talk to police before these rights are given or if police don't give them, then it may be presumed that anything you said was involuntary and shouldn't be used against you in court,which is a defense your criminal defense attorney can use to help you win your case at trial or to have it dismissed.

What are some defenses for possessing drugs?

Possessing drugs can get you into a lot of trouble with the law, but you have rights that you can exercise to make sure you're treated fairly. To obtain a conviction against you, a prosecutor has to prove that you knew that you were in possession of drugs and were in possession of those drugs illegally. You must have had control over the substances as well.

Defend yourself against baseless accusations of Internet crimes

If you're charged with soliciting a minor, understand that the law takes a hard stance against it for legitimate reasons. It's been reported that one in 25 youth spoken to in the Youth Internet Safety Survey had been sexually solicited online in the last year. Most of the time, the person doing the soliciting attempted to make further contact through mail, in person or over the telephone.

Are there different kinds of sexual assault?

Sexual assault comes in a number of forms, and if you've been accused, you'll need to know exactly what it is the alleged victim says you've done. For example, rape is a form of sexual assault, and it's when a person is penetrated by a body part or object without his or her consent. However, not all sexual assaults are rape, so you shouldn't assume that's what the accusation is if you face sexual assault charges.

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