In Texas, prosecutors are granted wide discretion to make plea bargains in cases.  This includes offering a sentence in the range of punishment, reducing a charge, or dismissing a case in exchange for certain action on the defendant’s behalf.  If a person wishes to plead guilty and does not want to risk allowing a judge…

There are two major criminal justice systems in the United States that can lead to a person being imprisoned – the state criminal justice system and the federal system.  Being charged with a state crime in Texas means that a defendant will most likely be prosecuted for a violation of the Texas Penal Code.  In…

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