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Recent Posts in Criminal Law

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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

    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 ...
  • 12-Oct-2012

    Case Results: Felony Prostitution Reduced to Misdemeanor

    In the state of Texas, prostitution is illegal. According to the Texas Penal Code §43.02, any person who offers to engage in sexual conduct for a fee can be charged with prostitution. Also, anyone who solicits another person in a public place to ...
  • 10-Oct-2012

    Case Results: Felony Assault Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor

    The gap between a felony and a misdemeanor is massive, and the sentences that can come with these two different charges are stark opposites. In Texas, a felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge is defined under the statutes in the Texas ...
  • 9-Oct-2012

    Dallas Restaurant Shooting Leaves Suspect on the Loose

    Today one person was killed and another was injured in a horrific restaurant shooting near Dallas, Texas. Reporters claim that the incident happened at about 2:45 at Hunan Wok, a Chinese food restaurant in North Richland Hills. The man entered the ...
  • 29-Nov-2011

    Judge Resigns in Bribery Case After Getting Probation

    A state district judge will serve 10 years of probation and resign from the bench after being convicted of felony bribery last week. Judge Suzanne Wooten announced this agreement outside the jury's presence, acknowledging the jury's guilty ...
  • 24-Feb-2011

    But what if I was caught on tape?

    When a defendant is facing criminal charges and there is video surveillance of the defendant leaving the scene or even committing the act itself, it may seem that there is literally no chance of avoiding a conviction or the need for a guilty plea. ...
  • 17-Feb-2011

    When the Odds Seem Stacked Against You

    For many defendants, they find that they are in situations where it seems that law enforcement has irrefutable evidence against them. They may feel that there is little to no chance of avoiding a conviction due to hard evidence and witness testimony, ...
  • 26-Aug-2010

    Double Jeopardy Limitations

    The Fifth Amendment To The U.S. Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, provides that a person cannot be tried twice for the same offense once acquitted ("Double Jeopardy"). Double Jeopardy, however, does NOT prevent multiple trials for ...
  • 12-Aug-2010

    Juvenile Law

    In Texas, if you are younger than seventeen years of age and you are charged with a crime, then, generally, the case is handled in juvenile court. Juvenile law is different from adult criminal law in that it is a civil proceeding yet the criminal ...

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