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What Rights Do I Have When I’ve Been Arrested?

Getting arrested is an experience nobody wants. An officer depriving you of your freedom and holding you accountable for a criminal offense is frightening and stressful, especially if you are unaware of your rights as a detainee. When a law enforcement officer places you in handcuffs and takes you into custody, it does not immediately… read more

What Is the Texas DREAM Act?

Immigration law is a prominent area of litigation in Texas. Texas was the very first state to adopt the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act in 2001 – a law allowing undocumented immigrant students to attend public universities at in-state tuition rates. If an undocumented student received a high school degree or… read more

When Is It Legal to Shoot Someone in Texas?

Many Texans carry guns to protect themselves and ensure their family and friends’ safety. Still, knowing when it’s legal to use deadly force can be confusing. It’s vital to know when it’s legal to shoot someone you think is threatening your family. What Is the Castle Doctrine? The castle doctrine is the name given to… read more

Open Carry Laws in Texas 2018

Texas LTC Requirements   Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H sets out the eligibility criteria that must be met in order to obtain a License to carry in Texas (LTC). Unless you are active duty in the military, you must be at least 21 years of age to meet federal qualifications to purchase a handgun…. read more

Is It Hard to Immigrate to the US?

Breaking the law to get into the US is never recommended, but immigrants from all walks of life will tell you that getting into the country legally is an expensive and time consuming ordeal. And the initial process does not earn you citizenship. If anything, getting through immigration legally is much like the game of… read more

What Happens After Police Issue a Warrant?

Once a police department has sufficient evidence (probable cause) that a suspect is the most likely candidate for a crime, it will approach a judge to issue an arrest warrant. A warrant for your arrest means a law enforcement officer has the right to take you into custody wherever you are. You could be at… read more

What Would Someone Have to Do to Be Deported?

Deportation is one of the main fears immigrants have – and rightly so. There are many reasons an individual might be forced out of the US. Criminal activity and misrepresented paperwork are just two that could lead to deportation proceedings. Here are some other reasons why you might be deported: You are here illegally. If… read more

What Is a Green Card? How Long Does It Take to Get a Green Card?

A green card holder is a permanent resident of the United States, but not a citizen. Green card status means someone has been allowed to come into the country, work, and live permanently. Physically, it is a plastic card that tells officials an individual is living and working in the country legally. The card is… read more

What Happens if I Am Charged With Illegal Reentry After Being Deported?

Getting caught for a crime in America can be frightening, particularly if you are not familiar with the state and federal laws that will decide your fate. If you have been deported, denied admission to the country, or forcibly removed for any reason and you attempt to reenter the US without proper authorization, you could… read more

Is it Illegal to Jailbreak or Unlock Your Cell Phone?

Rooting and jailbreaking are the practices of removing certain restrictions on operating systems to serve the owner’s purposes. Hacking any Apple products’ DRM is collectively called jailbreaking, and rooting refers to bypassing Android DRM. Nearly all manufacturers of electronic devices from tablets to smart phones have protections called Digital Rights Management (DRM) software. DRM serves… read more