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  • When Can the Police Search My House?
    When Can the Police Search My House?

    What is a Search Warrant? Article 18.01 of The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure defines a search warrant as: (a) A "search warrant" is a written order, issued by a magistrate and directed to a peace ...

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  • Civil Forfeiture: What is It, and Do I Have a Defense?
    Civil Forfeiture: What is It, and Do I Have a Defense?

    What is civil forfeiture? In a nutshell, the police and the prosecutor have seized your home, car, cash, or other property based upon the suspicion that the property in question bas been used in or ...

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  • Asset Forfeiture in Texas and the South
    Asset Forfeiture in Texas and the South

    Here is a link to an article by Sarah Stillman. The article was originally published in the New Yorker on August 12, 2013. The article is a horrific tale(s) of abuse of power by law enforcement ...

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  • Asset Forfeiture in Texas and the South
    Asset Forfeiture in Texas and the South

    Here is a link to an article by Sarah Stillman. The article was originally published in the New Yorker on August 12, 2013. The article is a horrific tale(s) of abuse of power by law enforcement ...

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  • Asset Forfeiture in Texas. What is the
    Asset Forfeiture in Texas. What is the "Innocent Owner" Defense?

    I have received a lot of phone calls about forfeiture cases in Texas. Most of these calls go something like the following: My cousin, friend, brother, boyfriend or whomever was using my vehicle and ...

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  • Case Dismissed in Dallas Texas!!!
    Case Dismissed in Dallas Texas!!!

    Today is 6/16/14 I am set for a jury trial of a charge of UUMV (unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.)I appeared for trial and announced ready. The ADA informed me that she is going to dismiss the case ...

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