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  • Insurance Database

    || 11-May-2017

    Driving an uninsured vehicle now provides law enforcement with reasonable suspicion to stop a vehicle, at least according to the federal government. TexasSure, a vehicle insurance verification program, came about when the Texas Legislature directed the Texas Departments of Insurance, Public Safety, Motor Vehicles, and Information Resources to develop a system to reduce the number of uninsured ...
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  • The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) recently announced that Mandy Miller received Board Certification in Criminal Appellate Law. Mandy currently practices in both Harris and Fort Bend Counties, Texas. She also accepts post-conviction matters state wide. Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 22 specific areas of law. Board Certified ...
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  • Requesting an Appeal in Texas

    || 6-Jul-2016

    If movies and television programs are to be believed, once you receive a sentencing and conviction in Texas criminal court, the case is closed, settled, and locked away. Thankfully, the media is mistaken, and often forgets one of the most important aspects of the criminal justice system: an appeal. What is an Appeal and How Do I Use One? A criminal appeal is not necessarily a whole new trial that ...
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  • Arrested for a Drug Crime: What to Do Next

    || 30-Sep-2015

    Ever since the “War on Drugs” was launched in the early 1970’s, the United States criminal justice system has been attempting to crack down on drug crimes. People convicted of such violations are frequently slammed with penalties that seem disproportionate to the alleged crime, from decades behind bars for distribution or trafficking crimes to thousands in fines for possession of ...
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  • How Are Felonies Classified and Punished in Texas?

    || 21-Aug-2015

    Nearly everyone knows that felonies are more serious than misdemeanors. What most people don’t know, however, is that Texas has a unique way of categorizing felony offenses. Not all felonies are created equal and the state is intentional about utilizing punishments that fit the crime. If you or a loved one is facing charges for a felony offense, it is entirely natural to have questions about ...
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  • Mandy Miller Acts as Co-Counsel for Texas Death Row Inmate

    || 11-Feb-2015

    Although Texas is known for being the state with the most death row executions, the state’s top criminal court recently called off an execution of a man just days before it was scheduled. The court’s decision certainly left people scratching their heads, but the reasoning behind it was not explained right away. The death row inmate has been linked to five different killings in Houston. ...
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  • How to Appeal a Criminal Case

    || 19-Aug-2014

    Do you feel that you been wrongly convicted of a crime? Did your attorney or the court make mistakes? If so, your fight for justice does not have to end. You may be able to appeal your case with help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer at my firm. My firm, Mandy Miller Legal, PLLC, provides legal representation to individuals in and around the Katy area who have found themselves the ...
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  • What to Look for In a Criminal Defense Attorney

    || 6-Aug-2014

    First, do your research. Most criminal attorneys have a website now. Look at their qualifications. How long have they practiced? And how much of their practice is devoted to criminal law? Do they not only try cases, but study the law? Next, consider their location. Is their office near your home or work? You may have to travel many miles to the courthouse for your criminal case. You may not want ...
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  • Am I Eligible For An Expungement In Texas?

    || 27-Jun-2014

    For most people, getting their record expunged could be the new lease on life they deserve. If you have been convicted of a criminal offense under Texas Criminal Code §161.252, you may be eligible to get all arrest records, jail records, police reports, prosecution documents and court files associated with your conviction destroyed. Prior to seeking an expungement you must first be sure to ...
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  • Is Medical Marijuana Legal In Texas?

    || 2-Jun-2014

    Although some states have passed laws legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, Texas has not. Under state law, it is illegal to possess any amount of marijuana, regardless of how a person may intend to use it. Texas classifies the drug as a Schedule 1 substance, indicating it has a high likelihood of abuse with little medicinal value. Individuals in possession of fewer than two ...
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  • How Can I Clear My Criminal Record In Texas?

    || 21-May-2014

    Chapter 55 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure details the qualifications and requirements which must be met before an individual's criminal offenses can be expunged from his or her criminal record. As long as the charges filed against you were dismissed, you were acquitted at trial, or you were convicted and the conviction was either pardoned or overturned on appeal, your criminal record ...
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  • Are DWI Checkpoints Legal?

    || 14-May-2014

    There are many states which allow law enforcement officers to set up DWI checkpoints or roadblocks for the purpose of spotting, detaining and arresting those individuals who are suspected of driving while intoxicated. Texas is not one of those states. Many people argue that allowing officers to stop people without probable cause violates their constitutional rights. In 1994, the Texas Court of ...
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  • Should I Refuse A Breath Test For DWI?

    || 7-May-2014

    Law enforcement officers often use breath tests, blood tests and other chemical testing as the method determine an individual's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) once he or she has been placed under arrest for a suspected DWI. Only those who have been involved in an accident causing serious injury or death can be forced to take a breath test. Once an individual has refused to submit to such ...
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  • Legal Blog for Criminal Defense in Katy, TX

    || 22-Oct-2013

    Below, you can find information on a variety of topics regarding criminal defense in Texas. As a Katy criminal defense attorney, I have provided this blog for your benefit as a starting point for you to gain some legal guidance. No matter what type of offense you are facing, there is an abundant amount of information that can be obtained. Take the time to read through the blog entries found below ...
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  • Legal Blog for Criminal Defense in Katy, TX

    || 22-Oct-2013

    Below, you can find information on a variety of topics regarding criminal defense in Texas. As a Katy criminal defense attorney, I have provided this blog for your benefit as a starting point for you to gain some legal guidance. No matter what type of offense you are facing, there is an abundant amount of information that can be obtained. Take the time to read through the blog entries found below ...
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