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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Clarksville Texas

Clarksville is a city in Red River County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 3,883. It is the county seat of Red River County. Clarksville is the birthplace of: John Edward Williams, author of the National Book Award fiction co-winner for 1973 Augustus and of the novel Stoner. Euell Gibbons, author of cookbooks and foraging guides, proponent of natural diets, and television personality popular in the 1960s and 1970s J. D. Tippit, a Dallas police officer who was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald a few hours after Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Barney Cannon (1955–2009), a Country music deejay long associated with radio station KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana, got his start in Clarksville in 1972, as a 17-year-old announcer. William Humphrey, author of National Book Award nominee "Home from the Hill", this book was also made into a movie directed by Vincent Minnelli shot on location in and around Clarsville in the late 1950s. Author of 5 other novels including "The Ordways" and "Hostage to Fortune", and the memoir "Farther off from Heaven".

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...