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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Burleson Texas

Burleson is a city spanning Johnson and Tarrant Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is considered a suburb of Fort Worth and is located in the rapidly growing suburban expanse just south of the city. As of 2009, the population was 34,350, having increased from the 20,976 residents officially counted during the 2000 census. Burleson is named for Rufus C. Burleson, a former President of Baylor University at Waco. On October 10—11, 2009, the First Baptist Church observed its 125th anniversary during Burleson's Founders Day weekend. An historical marker, the fourth in Burleson, was unveiled at the church. An historical marker is also pending outside Burleson at the location of a stagecoach robbery by the notorious frontier outlaw Sam Bass. Burleson is the hometown of the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson, and the reality MTV show My Life as Liz is set in Burleson.

What is criminal defense law?

In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. Criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime, and defend their rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction. Criminal defense attorneys may be hired privately or provided by the government (called "public defenders").

Answers to criminal defense law issues in Texas

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that you have a right to be free of unreasonable police searches and...

The general criteria for making an arrest is what is referred to as probable cause. Probable cause arises when there...

There are two different types of warrants that may be issued:

  • arrest warrants - an order issued by a...

The Miranda decision relates specifically to the rights of a criminal suspect after he has been detained by the...

Bail is typically set by a magistrate or a judge who considers the seriousness of the offense and the likelihood of...

Early in the course of a criminal proceeding, the defendant will be brought into court and the charges brought...

At any point during this process the defendant may plead guilty to the charge leveled against him or her. Likewise,...

Criminal offenses can be divided into two general categories:

  • ­felonies -- a crime for which a person...

The distinguishing feature of criminal law is the element of punishment. The purpose of criminal law is to punish...

There are several defenses that can be raised in a criminal case. The defenses listed here are a sampling of those...