Know your Rights

Appeals

If you’re found guilty after a trial, you’re entitled to an appeals process. This process varies depending upon the crime, […]

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Expungement

In Texas, under some circumstances, you may be able to have a criminal record expunged, which means that the records […]

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Trial

Many prosecutors will consider “plea agreements,” although it’s not legally required. If you don’t reach a plea agreement with the […]

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Speedy Trial

You have a right to a speedy trial under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which requires that […]

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Arraignment

Once criminal charges are filed, you’ll make a court appearance known as an “arraignment.” If you are incarcerated, this will […]

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Search

A¬†search warrant¬†authorizes police to conduct a search of a specific place such as your residence. In order for a warrant […]

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Stop Vs. Arrest

You may be stopped for questioning by the police. A stop is not the same as an arrest because, although […]

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Bail/Bond

Bail is money or property put forth as security to ensure that you’ll show up for further criminal proceedings. In […]

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Attorney

In Texas, if you cannot afford to hire an attorney, and if you are charged with a crime that is […]

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Miranda Rule

Under the Miranda Rule, if you are in police custody you must be informed of specific constitutional rights before interrogation […]

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