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  • A Look at the Appeals Process in the Federal Court System

    Although a quick acquittal or dropped charges are the ideal outcomes of a criminal case for a defendant, there are still options available even after a conviction. If you’ve been convicted on federal charges such as sex crimes, a criminal ...

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  • A Look at Common Probation Rules

    If you have been convicted of a crime, your criminal defense attorney may argue for a sentence of probation instead of jail time. Probation is generally ordered when the defendant is perceived to not be a threat to society. Although individuals who ...

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  • Protecting Your Rights When You're Questioned by the Police

    Being stopped and questioned by the police is rarely a pleasant experience, even for those who have not committed any sort of crime. It’s important for all citizens and non-citizen immigrants to understand that they do have legal rights. If the ...

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  • Defining online solicitation of a minor in Texas

    Here at The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we’ve worked with a number of clients in Dallas whose Internet activity has landed them in legal hot water. While the teens or young adults in your house may think that their online actions are ...

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  • What Is the Difference Between Robbery and Burglary?

    Robbery and burglary are often used interchangeably to describe crimes involving theft. However, there are some key differences. If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of either crime, you need to call a criminal defense attorney right away. As ...

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  • Understanding Ponzi scheme allegations

    While most Texans are familiar with terms like embezzlement, money laundering, insider trading or copyright infringement, not all are well understood. The same is true of Ponzi schemes, named after 1920s businessman Charles Ponzi. This form of white ...

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  • What constitutes indecency with a child?

    Oftentimes, Dallas residents hear the world “child” associated with sex crimes and immediately assume the worst. If you are accused of a crime such as indecency with a child, the resultant damage done through assumptions and innuendo may ...

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  • Defining Violent Crimes

    As the name suggests, violent crimes are criminal offenses that involve the threat of violence or the use of violence. These include sex crimes, homicide, and assault, among others. A conviction of a violent crime can lead to a very lengthy prison ...

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  • Penalties for embezzlement

    When thinking of typical criminal charges, many people in Texas initially think of crimes like murder, robbery, assault or rape. However, not all crimes can fit in these classifications. White collar crime charges can be just as common and present ...

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  • A Closer Look at the Federal Court System

    Defendants are often confused about the differences between state and federal court systems, and they may be unsure of whether they need a criminal defense attorney who has experience handling federal cases. If you’re facing federal charges, ...

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  • BBB issues Internet fraud alerts

    The development of the Internet has led to many changes in our society. Texas residents now have quicker and better access to information and news in many situations. Finding products to purchase can even be easier than it was before. However, the ...

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  • How the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program works

    Any person who has been arrested on allegations of sex crimes in Texas can face serious repercussions in both a personal life and professional life. From an initial investigation to a criminal trial, there are many challenges involved in these ...

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  • Coping with Stress After Being Charged with a Crime

    Being charged with a crime can make even the most serene individual significantly stressed out. This is especially true when you know that you didn’t commit the offense. Although coping with stress can be difficult, there are some steps you can ...

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  • Defining phishing scams

    As we here at the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass have seen the proliferation of online technology, so too have we seen more and more Dallas residents accused of Internet crimes. One such crime is phishing, and if you’ve been accused of it, you ...

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  • What are the standards for allowing computer evidence in court?

    If it is believed that you are in possession of child pornography on your computer, authorities may seize the machine to be used as evidence as trial. This may lead you to question exactly what are the standards that must be met to allow computer ...

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  • What Are the Different Types of Drug Crimes?

    There is a significant stigma attached to drug-related charges and a conviction can result in consequences that can affect your life for years to come. If you’ve been charged with any type of drug crime, contact a drug crime attorney in Dallas ...

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  • Understanding When the Police Need a Search Warrant

    Under most circumstances, a police officer needs to have a search warrant to search your home, car, or other private property. This right is afforded to you by the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. ...

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  • Defending yourself against charges of mail fraud

    Many of those in Dallas with whom we work here at the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass who've been accused of committing white collar crimes have often done so not knowing that they were doing anything wrong. One such crime whose ambiguous ...

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  • Understanding RICO Violations

    In 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) was passed to facilitate the prosecution of individuals associated with organized crime. The law made it a federal crime to financially benefit from racketeering and to ...

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  • Authorities examining rape case a La Porte correctional facility

    When people in Dallas are accused of sexual assault, the charges that they may face will often depend upon the circumstances surrounding the offense. Aggravating factors such as the age or mental capacity of the victim are taken into account. So too ...

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  • Understanding the Bail Bond Process

    If the court grants you bail, you’ll be required to pay a certain amount of money to secure your release until you are required to reappear in court. Alternatively, you could work with a bail bondsman, who will pay the court for you in exchange ...

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  • Should You Refuse a Blood Alcohol Test?

    It’s commonly thought that by refusing a chemical test to determine blood alcohol content (BAC), a defendant may have a better chance of an acquittal because there will be less evidence against him or her. But in fact, most criminal defense ...

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  • What constitutes forgery in Texas?

    You might hear the word "forgery" and shudder, remembering the time you signed your husband's name on a credit card receipt at a Dallas restaurant or used your sister's gym membership. Yet is that really forgery? Most assume forgery ...

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  • Spotlight on Indecent Exposure Laws

    Under Texas law, indecent exposure is a class B misdemeanor. An individual may be arrested for indecent exposure in the event that the genitals or anus were exposed with the intent of arousing another person and with recklessness regarding the ...

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  • Examining Texas' laws regarding cyberbullying

    Plano parents who come to us here at the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass are discovering there's now a whole new way their kids can get in trouble: the computer. One of the more common computer crimes kids can get accused of is cyberbullying. ...

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