What Are My Rights Before a Texas Grand Jury?

July 31st, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

You have probably heard of a “grand jury” without understanding its exact function. Unlike a trial (or “petit”) jury, a grand jury is not there to determine a person’s guilt or innocence. Rather, the grand jury interviews witnesses and reviews evidence to decide if there is “probable cause” to formally charge–indict–a defendant with a particular […]

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Can Texas Punish You Twice for a Single Act of Prostitution?

April 10th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

When it comes to pursuing sex crimes, such as voluntary transactions like prostitution and solicitation, Texas prosecutors take aggressive actions. Defendants can be charged with multiple independent offenses based off of one single transaction. Courts in Texas generally permits staking charges. State, City Prostitution Laws Have Different “Focus” You probably know the U.S. Constitution forbids “double […]

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