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Should You Cooperate with Prosecutors? Pros and Cons

When someone is trying to put you behind bars, you may feel inclined to give them the cold shoulder (or worse). But, under the right circumstances, it can actually be worthwhile to cooperate with prosecutors. This, however, comes with an important word of caution: You must remember that prosecutors get paid to put people behind bars, and when they seek cooperation, they usually have a very good (and self-serving) reason…

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How to Choose the Best Attorney for Your Case

When your money, your freedom, and even your future may be on the line, you want to make sure you choose the best attorney for your case. If you don’t do your research, you may very well hire an attorney who is ill-equipped to provide the level of representation you need to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. When evaluating attorneys to represent you, here are some tips…

Dallas, Texas Failure to Appear Attorneys - Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP

How to Resolve Your Failure to Appear (FTA) Status

If you missed your court date for a traffic ticket or other criminal offense, what are the consequences? They can be harsher than you might think. Judges in Texas and throughout the country do not take kindly to defendants wasting their time, and as a result individuals who miss their court dates often find themselves facing serious repercussions. What are the Consequences of Failing to Appear for Court Date? While…

Dallas, Texas Probation Violation Lawyers - Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP

Violation of Supervised Release/Probation – The Consequences

If you are convicted of a felony, your sentence will likely include a period of supervised release, better known as probation. During probation, you will be under the supervision of a probation officer, and you will be prohibited from doing things like committing crimes, using alcohol or drugs, and spending time with known criminals. You will also be required to maintain your current employment, provide for your children, pay any…

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Selling Fake Drugs – Can You Be Held Liable?

It happens all the time. Someone thinks they can make a quick buck selling aspirin as oxy. If the drugs aren’t really drugs and no one gets hurt, it seems the action would be legal. However, that is wrong. The drugs may be fake, but the charges are real. Counterfeit Drug Laws Federal and state laws prohibit the sale of what’s known as “counterfeit drugs.” For federal law to apply,…

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Why You Need Former Federal Prosecutors on Your Side

Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP has the strong advantage of having former federal prosecutors and experienced defense counsel on our team. Federal prosecutors are the people who are bringing a case against our clients. It’s their job to bring charges against people and to win judgments. They know the law. They know the process. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a former federal prosecutor on your side: We…

Dallas, Texas Tax Fraud Lawyers - Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP

Steps to Take if You’re Accused of Tax Fraud

The IRS does not take kindly to individuals and corporations committing fraud against them. Failing to file taxes, filing false tax returns and hiding money from the IRS are the top reasons for investigations. If you are being accused of tax fraud, it is important to talk to an experienced attorney right away to find out what your options are. This article is a good place to get started and…

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Searches by Drug Dogs Deemed Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court announced in April that it is unconstitutional for police to delay a traffic stop, without reasonable suspicion, to allow a police K-9 to sniff the vehicle for drugs. In its majority opinion, the Supreme Court found that such an action violated the Constitution’s protection against unreasonable seizures.  See, Rodriguez v. United States, 13-9972. The Fourth Amendment Protections The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides people with…