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Is It Alright to Lie to Your Attorney?

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In order to protect the rights of their clients, attorneys need to know every detail about each case. Some of the facts can be learned by examining evidence and studying the law. After all the evidence has been studied, a crucial component of a strong legal defense remains: the input of the defendant.  Tell Your Attorney the Truth The attorney-client relationship is...

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Disorderly Conduct: Don’t Get Caught or Else…

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An 18-year old man wearing a yellow banana costume was recently arrested in Beaumont after passerby complained that he was visibly carrying an AK-47 rifle. Instead of banana clips for ammunition, however, a drum magazine was attached to the weapon. Police officers confiscated the rifle and booked the man for disorderly conduct. What could this man expect?  Defining Disorderly Conduct in...

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Evading Arrest vs. Resisting Arrest

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Evading and resisting arrest charges are usually filed in cases where a person attempts to thwart the efforts of police officers in the line of duty. Although these two criminal charges are related and may both be applied in one particular case, there is an important distinction in their definition.  What Is Evading Arrest? To put it simply, evading arrest means running...

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Happy Memorial Day

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The Law Office of Justin T. Surginer Is Wishing You a Wonderful Memorial Day *Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

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Texas Sentences for Pot Crimes

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Marijuana laws have been getting a lot of coverage in the press recently. A handful of states have decriminalized marijuana for medicinal use and a few have even legalized it for recreational consumption. In the majority of states, however, marijuana is still illegal. Possession, cultivation and sale of marijuana are serious criminal offenses that can be punished with lengthy sentences.  Legal Status...

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DWI: Difference between Your First, Second and Third Offense

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Driving while intoxicated is a serious criminal offense. Even a first-time DWI conviction can have long-lasting consequences and the penalties increase significantly for subsequent DWI offenses. The differences between a first, second and third DWI offense are primarily the length of the sentence imposed and the amount of fines that are assessed. Additionally, a judge may impose additional penalty conditions for...

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Bribery: What’s Going to Happen to Me?

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Prosecutors generally consider bribery to be a serious violation of the public trust. Because of the adverse affect it can have on the operation of government, state and federal prosecutors devote the full resources of their offices to catch and punish those who offer bribes and those who take them. Most bribery charges are prosecuted as felonies which are the most...

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Texas Penalties for Hit and Run

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A car crash can be a frightening and dangerous event. When car accidents occur, it's crucial to act quickly to make sure that everyone involved is okay. Emergency services should be called to treat injuries and insurance information should be exchanged so that any damages can be repaired. If someone gets into a car wreck and then leaves the scene of...

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Memorial Day Party: Will I Get in Trouble If I Know My Friend Has Illegal Prescription Drugs?

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When Memorial Day weekend rolls around this year, some people are going to include alcohol and drugs as they celebrate the start of summer. If someone shows up to a party where illegal drugs are being used, they may wonder if they could get in trouble simply by being there.  For example, if Joe shows up to a Memorial Day cookout...

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Happy Mother’s Day

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The Law Office of Justin T. Surginer is Wishing You a Happy Mother's Day!   *Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

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  • DWI - Harris County
    Young man seen leaving nightclub by a police officer. Client takes and fails field sobriety tests and breathalyzer test.
    Not guilty
  • Possession of Marijuana- Harris County
    Client set for trial on two possession of marijuana cases. Client admits to owning all marijuana in the vehicle on video. Motion to suppress granted.
    Cases dismissed
  • DWI - Harris County
    Client found passed out behind the wheel of a car by police officer after crashing into a light post.
    Case dismissed
  • Solicitation of Prostitution - Matagorda County
    Prison guard arrested for soliciting an undercover police officer. All was captured on audio recording.
    Jury trial, not guilty
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