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  • 22-Apr-2015

    What is the Difference Between Probation, Parole, & Pardon?

    While terms like probation, parole, and pardon seem similar, the difference once explained are simple and clear. Probation is essentially something that gets a person who has been charged with a criminal offense out of serving actual prison time. ...
  • 18-Nov-2013

    Being Investigated by Police For a Sex Crime?

    If you are under the impression that you are being investigated by the police regarding a sex crime, it is important to understand what actions to take or not take so that your situation does not worsen. At D'Amore Law Firm, we realize that false ...
  • 14-Nov-2013

    Common DWI Defenses

    Being charged with a DWI in Texas can not only be frightening but also quite frustrating. This is especially true if you were falsely accused and arrested for drunk driving. Texas is known for their high rate of DWI arrests, which is due in part to ...
  • 7-Nov-2013

    Why Are DWI Hearings in Texas So Important?

    After a DWI arrest, you will take part in a DWI (ALR) hearing, which is prior to the actual arraignment. No charges will be laid out during this preliminary hearing. This hearing is more of an opportunity for some or all of your charges to be ...
  • 15-Oct-2013

    Attorney D'Amore Helps Veteran Get Probation Instead of Extensive Prison Term

    After an Iraq war veteran was convicted for shooting his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors attempted to get him sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. Our criminal defense law firm's founder, however, advocated for the defendant, helping him instead ...
  • 19-Jun-2013

    Felony DWI Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor

    According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the penalties for driving while intoxicated increase with each conviction. For a first offense, an individual could be facing up to $2,000 in fines, three days in jail, one year license suspension, ...
  • 12-Jun-2013

    Charges Reduced in Felony Drug Possession Case in Collin County

    Drug offenses are one of the most common types of offenses in Texas. In a recent case our team handled, a client came to us for help after being accused of possession of a controlled substance, a felony crime. According to the Texas Health and Safety ...
  • 5-Jun-2013

    Client Facing Felony Probation Violation Continues on Probation

    In a recent case, our client was on felony conviction probation for a previous crime. In Texas, a person is placed on felony probation when they had been sentenced to a term in jail or prison, but instead were allowed to serve their term outside ...
  • 29-May-2013

    Client Accused of Murder Found Not Guilty

    One of the most serious charges you could be facing is murder. Under the Texas Penal Code Sec. 19.02, murder is defined as intentionally causing the death of another. Other circumstances which could constitute murder charges includes the intent to ...
  • 23-May-2013

    Has Your Child Been Arrested in Dallas, TX?

    When an individual under the age of 18 commits a crime, it is called a juvenile crime. Some states vary on the age that someone becomes an adult but in Texas, 17 and younger is considered a juvenile. There is a minimum age limit as well; children ...
  • 22-May-2013

    Client Facing Misdemeanor Theft Has Case Dismissed

    According to the Texas Penal Code Sec. 31.03, theft occurs when a person deprives an owner of their property. The aspects of this case which make the act unlawful are that the property was taken without the owner's consent and they did not have ...
  • 27-Mar-2013

    Firm Success in Recent Sex Crimes Case

    Our firm recently handled a relatively complex case in which our client was facing three different cases of child pornography as well as a charge of sexual performance by a child. Originally, our client could have been facing extensive time in prison ...
  • 20-Mar-2013

    Capital Murder Reduced to Murder with a Sentence of 20 Years

    Although considered as a rare occurrence, conviction of capital murder is one of the highest offenses in the country. Currently, capital murder is any murder and the only crime that warrants a sentence of the death penalty. At D'Amore Law Firm, ...
  • 13-Mar-2013

    Client's Charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault

    A criminal charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is at the least considered a second degree felony by the state of Texas. Conviction of such a crime is accompanied by a jail sentence that ranges from two to 20 years. Recently, a client ...
  • 7-Mar-2013

    Case Dismissed in Dallas County Theft Case

    In a recent case our firm handled, a female client came to us facing misdemeanor theft charges. According to the Texas Penal Code §30.03 (2011), theft occurs when a person "unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner ...
  • 5-Mar-2013

    Deferred Adjudication for Client Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

    In a recent case that took place in Collin County, an individual was charged with sexual assault, a felony offense. Under Texas law, sexual assault is sexual intercourse which occurs without the victim's permission. Not only could our client have ...
  • 4-Mar-2013

    Charges Reduced in Felony Aggravated Assault Case

    In a recent case our team at D'Amore Law Firm handled, our client came to us because they were facing extremely harsh charges. They had been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony in Dallas County. According to the Texas ...
  • 15-Feb-2013

    Charges Reduced in a Failure to Register Case

    In a recent case, a client came to our team at the D'Amore Law Firm after being charged with failure to register as a sex offender. Not only that, but they were charged as a habitual offender. The sex offender registry was created to allow people ...
  • 25-Jan-2013

    Aggravated Robbery and Drug Possession Case Dismissed

    Recently, I helped a client who was charged with aggravated robbery and heroin possession get their case dismissed by the court. Since robbery is considered to be a violent theft crime, the client would have faced felony penalties of the first ...
  • 18-Jan-2013

    Client Accused of DWI Gets Charge Reduced to Obstructing a Highway

    In Texas, DWI is a serious offense. Due to pressure on the state by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and other such organizations, the District Attorney's Office does not let offenders off easily. If you have been accused of driving while ...
  • 11-Jan-2013

    Man Charged With Misdemeanor for Choking Girlfriend

    In a recent case in Collin County, one of our clients was charged with a third degree felony for choking his girlfriend. According to the Texas Penal Code § 12.34 (2009), a third degree felony can result in up to ten years behind bars. Not only ...
  • 8-Nov-2012

    Learn More About Your Trusted Dallas Defense Attorneys

    There are many different circumstances that can result in an individual getting in trouble with the law. Whether it is being accused of driving under the influence, getting in a public dispute, trespassing on someone’s property or number of ...
  • 23-Oct-2012

    Case Results: Felony Theft Charge Dismissed

    Theft crimes are often complicated to solve. This is because witnesses often have conflicting accounts or there may not be any solid evidence that a person stole the items that went missing. People often point the finger at a suspicious friend or ...
  • 23-Oct-2012

    Gun Rumor Results in High School Lockdown

    Lancaster High School in Texas was recently placed on lockdown when students began talking about a possible gun threat on campus. The school authorities took the rumors seriously and locked the school down for multiple hours. Some students headed to ...
  • 17-Oct-2012

    Case Results: Client Receives Misdemeanor Charge for Injury to a Child

    A client from Dallas County came to us in a predicament. This client had been issued three counts of felony injury to a child and was facing a potential first degree felony punishment for his crimes. In Texas, causing bodily injury to a child can ...

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