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Could You Face Felony Charges for Tampering with an Ankle Monitor?

 Posted on July 18, 2024 in Criminal Defense

Fort Worth Felony Defense AttorneyA law passed in Texas in 2023 has significantly reduced the number of ankle monitor violations by changing the offense from an administrative violation to a criminal act. After SB 1004 was passed last September, the number of ankle monitor violations dropped by almost 50 percent.

Violation of this new law requires a vigorous criminal defense to avoid further jail or prison time. Speaking to a highly experienced lawyer who can launch a strong legal defense against these—or any other—criminal charges is an essential first step.   

When Are Court-Ordered Ankle Monitors Used in Texas?

Ankle monitors are electronic devices used by courts to monitor offenders and ensure they do not travel outside a specified boundary. There are three types of ankle monitoring devices:

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Craig Dameron Selected as a Top Attorney by 360 West Magazine 2024

 Posted on July 12, 2024 in Announcements

Blog ImageFort Worth criminal defense attorney Craig Dameron has been honored with the prestigious title of "Top Attorney 2024" by 360West Magazine. This recognition highlights Mr. Dameron's exceptional dedication and success in the field of criminal defense law.

Craig Dameron, a Tarrant County defense attorney, has consistently demonstrated his commitment to providing unparalleled legal representation. With a focus on delivering justice for his clients, Mr. Dameron has built a reputation as a leading Fort Worth DWI lawyer. His extensive experience, combined with his deep understanding of the complexities of criminal law, has made him a trusted advocate for those facing criminal charges.

360West Magazine's "Top Attorney" accolade is awarded to legal professionals who exhibit outstanding skills, integrity, and dedication to their clients. Craig Dameron's inclusion in this distinguished list underscores his significant contributions to the legal community and his unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of legal practice.

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Machinegun Conversion Devices Addressed Through "Operation Texas Kill Switch"  

 Posted on July 08, 2024 in Criminal Defense

Tarrant County Gun Possession LawyerIn early June 2024, U.S. Attorneys across the state of Texas announced an initiative that targets conversion devices known as "switches." The name of the initiative is "Operation Texas Kill Switch," as it concerns switches which are an inch or less in size, fit into the butt of a gun, and are fabricated out of plastic or metal. The device is manufactured by using 3D printers.  

Switches can turn readily available firearms into fully automatic weapons that can fire faster than military-grade weapons. One pull of the trigger releases dozens of rounds of ammunition in contrast to a semi-automatic weapon that requires the user to pull the trigger each time a round is fired. Switches are often used in mass shootings and are illegal except in very narrowly defined circumstances.

If you have been charged with possession of a switch, you may be facing federal or state penalties and could benefit from having an experienced Fort Worth weapons violation lawyer by your side. An experienced lawyer from The Dameron Law Firm will make sure your defense affords you the best chance for a positive outcome.

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How is Intent to Distribute Proven in Texas?

 Posted on June 17, 2024 in Drug Crimes

Tarrant County Criminal Drug LawyerIn May 2024, a Colorado man was arrested in Alpine, TX by Homeland Security agents for allegedly possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute. The indictment stated that the man allegedly conspired with others to distribute a controlled substance and that the fentanyl distribution allegedly resulted in the death of an Alpine man. The case is being heard in a federal Denver court.  

Many people are confused about what distinguishes possession of a controlled substance from possession with intent to distribute. Under Section 481.112, the offense of intent to distribute can be charged when the amount of the drug possessed is too large for only personal use. Other indications of intent to deliver include the presence of packaging materials, weapons, scales, large amounts of cash, texts or phone calls from customers, and drug paraphernalia.  

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Is “Do Not Blow” Outdated Advice in Texas?

 Posted on June 05, 2024 in DWI

Texas Criminal LawyerSince a DWI conviction can have far-reaching effects on your future, you must know what to do if pulled over. Virtually anyone who has been to a bar or nightclub in Texas has seen the phrase “Do Not Blow!” prominently displayed. You may not have thought much about it until you are asked to perform a breathalyzer test. 

It is true that many attorneys once advised their clients not to submit to a breathalyzer test. After all, why provide evidence against yourself?  Now, if you refuse to provide a sample in Tarrant County, the police will most likely obtain a search warrant and take your blood.  In fact, some police departments no longer ask for a breath test, they ask only for blood.  Whether you agree to a breathalyzer test or not, if you have been charged with a Texas DWI you need a highly skilled lawyer advocating on your behalf.

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How to Prove You Are Innocent After an Assault Charge in Texas

 Posted on May 16, 2024 in Criminal Defense

Texas Criminal LawyerBeing charged with assault, especially in a family violence situation, can be a life-altering experience. Even if you are innocent, the accusation alone can have severe consequences on your personal and professional life. In Texas, a misdemeanor assault conviction can result in fines, jail time, and a criminal record that may haunt you for years to come. If you find yourself facing an assault charge, you should take proactive steps with a Texas lawyer to prove you are innocent.

Make Sure You Understand the Elements of Assault in Texas

To effectively defend yourself against an assault charge, you must first understand what constitutes assault under Texas law. In general, assault occurs when a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, threatens another with imminent bodily injury, or causes physical contact with another in an offensive or provocative manner. In family violence cases, the alleged victim is a family member, household member, or someone with whom you have a dating relationship. Familiarizing yourself with these legal definitions will help you identify the specific elements the prosecution must prove to secure a conviction.

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How to Legally Handle Allegations of Internet Crimes 

 Posted on May 02, 2024 in Criminal Defense

Fort Worth Criminal LawyerIf you find yourself facing allegations of an internet crime, it is normal to feel uncertain about what to do next. The legal system can be intimidating, especially when your future is on the line. However, remember that you have rights and that there are steps you can take to protect yourself legally. A Texas lawyer can provide you with the steps to follow so you can handle these allegations.

First, What Should You Know About Internet Crimes in Texas?

Under Texas law, internet crimes cover a wide range of offenses, including online solicitation of a minor, possession or distribution of child pornography, identity theft, and computer hacking. Law enforcement and prosecutors take these crimes very seriously, and they carry severe penalties, including hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences.

Secure Legal Representation Immediately

If you are accused of an internet crime, the first and most important step is to seek the assistance of an attorney who specializes in internet crimes. Do not attempt to handle the situation alone or discuss the allegations with anyone other than your attorney. Your lawyer will protect your rights, advise you on the best course of action, and develop a strong defense strategy specific to your case.

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How to Handle a Resisting Arrest Charge in Texas

 Posted on April 17, 2024 in Criminal Defense

Tarrant County Criminal LawyerIf you have been charged with resisting arrest, you are likely feeling stressed and uncertain about what to do next. Facing a charge for resisting arrest is a serious offense that can result in jail time, hefty fines, and can remain permanently on your criminal record. However, there are steps you can take to protect your rights and build a strong defense. A Texas lawyer can take an in-depth look at your situation and provide guidance on the next appropriate steps.

What is a Resisting Arrest Charge in Texas?

Under Texas Penal Code Section 38.03, a person commits the offense of resisting arrest if there is intention to prevent or obstruct a law enforcement officer from effecting an arrest, search, or transportation by using force against the officer. This includes actions such as pulling away from an officer’s grasp, struggling to break free, or physically fighting back against the officer.

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The Legalities of CBD, THC, and Hemp Products in Texas

 Posted on April 02, 2024 in Drug Crimes

Fort Worth Drug Crimes LawyerAs the popularity of CBD, THC, and hemp products continues to rise, it is crucial to understand the legal implications surrounding these substances. It is beneficial to know what you can and cannot do, and how a Texas lawyer can help if you get charged with a THC-related charge.

Hemp and CBD Legalization

In 2019, Texas took a significant step by legalizing hemp, while marijuana remains illegal. CBD products are now legal in Texas, provided they comply with state and federal regulations governing their manufacture and sale. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis sativa L. plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the mind-altering compound in marijuana, CBD does not cause a “high”. Businesses can sell CBD products throughout Texas as long as the THC concentration is below 0.3 percent.

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Understanding Your Rights During a Police Stop in Texas

 Posted on March 15, 2024 in Criminal Defense

Fort Worth Criminal LawyerGetting pulled over by the police can be a nerve-wracking experience. However, knowing your rights during a traffic stop in Texas can help ease anxiety and ensure you protect yourself legally. A Texas lawyer can help you determine if you may have potential for a case, depending on how the situation occurred.

Remaining Calm and Compliant

When those flashing lights appear in your rearview mirror, take a deep breath and safely pull over to the right side of the road. Turn off the engine, roll down your window, and keep your hands visible on the steering wheel. Remaining calm and compliant is crucial, even if you believe the officer is mistaken.

Identifying Yourself

In Texas, you must provide your name, current address, and date of birth to an officer upon request. You must also present a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. However, you do not have to answer any other questions beyond establishing your identity.

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