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What is Criminal Fraud?

Fraud can take many shapes, including identity theft and credit card usage. There are examples of people who go out after severe weather situations, solicit to do your roof, you give them money, they never do your roof and leave, that’s a type of fraud. Fraud can be a very serious case because most people take it personally. Fraud comes in the form of someone taking your money, draining your bank account, or taking your…
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Should you fight DUI/DWI charges?

When a police officer pulls you over for a DUI in Texas, actually called a DWI, you need to make sure they have a good reason to stop you. They can’t just pull someone over for no reason. They need to believe that you might be intoxicated, and will usually perform a field sobriety test. They are tests to see if they believe that based on those tests you’re intoxicated. What they have to prove…
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Do You Go to Federal Court for criminal cases?

The attorneys at the Goolsby law firm do go into federal court. Federal offenses are typically much more serious than other offenses because it is a hire range of offense. Those can include tax fraud, white collar crime, or drugs. You could have a case that was originally set for state court move to federal court. Attorney Mike Goolsby is licensed in the federal court system. In most courts you do not need a license…
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Is Hiring an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Worth it?

When it comes to the variety of lawyers out there it’s easy to find cheap new lawyers who are right out of school. They might not have business and so will charge really low rates. The problem with that is they can’t spend any time on your case. They might not know the law or what’s going on. Attorney Mike Goolsby explains how he feels so strongly he’d rather sell his car than hire a…
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Do You Have to Consent to Vehicle Search in Dallas?

There are a few cases in which the police can search your vehicle randomly. You can give them permission if they ask to search your car. Another way is if they believe there is something in your car. If, for example, you are pulled over and they smell marijuana, that may give them probable cause to go in and search your car. They may even get a drug dog to come out and go around…
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What is Evading Arrest in Texas?

There are two ways a person can avoid arrest. One of them is on foot, by example, trying to run away from the police. Another way is in a car, if someone does not pull over when the police tell you to. It’s important to find out the distance you need to travel to find a safe spot to pull over after you’ve been signalled to stop. But if you do not pull over in…
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How Does an Indictment Proceeding Work in Texas Courts?

Felony cases have to go in front of a grand jury, in which an indictment is submitted. A grand jury looks at it and determines whether or not it should go further. It can be one sided with the jury seeing the police report and making based on that alone. That’s where attorney Mike Goolsby comes in. He can put together what is called a grand jury packet. It goes in front of the grand…
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Does the Choice of Attorney Affect an Expunction Effort in Texas?

There are couple of reasons you might be eligible for expunction in Texas. One is you’re found not guilty by a jury, or by a judge, in that case you are immediately eligible to be expunged. Another one would be where the attorneys at the Goolsby law firm get your case dismissed. There may be a waiting period in order to get expunged, but in most cases you are are able to get expunged. The…
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Do You Have Experience With Drug Possession Cases in Dallas County?

Having any type of illegal drug on you is considered drug possession. If you know drugs are there, even if they aren’t yours, in the same room as you, you can be seen as being able to possess the drug. You need to have knowledge that drugs are there, like in the case of drugs in a car. If you are pulled over, and the car gets searched, you have to prove that you had…
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What is the Difference Between Burglary and Theft in Texas?

There is a difference between burglary and theft. Theft is where you take something, conceal it, with an intent to make it your own and deprive it of someone else. Burglary is where you go into some place, be it a car, a building, a home, and take something, or go in with the intent to take something. Attorney Mike Goolsby has represented many people who have been charged with burglary. It’s important to have…
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