Denton County

Shoplifting – Texas Laws

Shoplifting is a crime with complications.  Just ask Lindsay Lohan, Winona Ryder, Megan Fox,   Anthony Warrall Thompson, Maria Gomez, Jose M. and James Garza. The first four got some bad publicity and a relatively light punishment.      But Maria Gonzalez?  Maria was deported.   She had been arrested twice for shoplifting in the span of two months in 2009, and pled guilty to two Class B Misdemeanor Theft charges (in 2009, that...

Your Child is Under Arrest – Now What?

Your child has been taken into custody.  What are your rights as his parent? Not many, but Denton County attorney Craig Price will make sure that as the child’s parent, you will know what your rights are and what your child’s rights are concerning contact with his parents. Texas Family Code § 52.02(b) states: 52.02(b) A person taking a child into custody shall promptly give notice of his action and a...

A Child’s Confession

Sometimes the easiest way to close a criminal case is by obtaining a confession from the guilty party.  When the alleged guilty party is a child, there are more hoops for law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys to jump through. Denton County attorney Craig Price makes sure that all procedures are followed and that your child’s rights are protected to the fullest. Generally, a child is one who is under 17 years...

Expunction in Denton County – New Laws

It is easier to expunge a criminal record in Texas, and that includes expunctions in Denton and Collin Counties. An expunction in Texas means that any mention of a crime is wiped from the public record. THe changes involve the time that has to pass before you can ask for an expunction. Under the old Texas law, you had to wait until the "statute of limitations" passed on a crime before...
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