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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Terrell Texas

Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 13,606. Terrell is located 32 miles (52 km) east of Dallas. Heritage Jubilee, held the third weekend in April at Ben Gill Park, is a celebration for the whole family. Events include a BBQ cook-off, museum tours, arts & crafts exhibition, carnival, live music, a quilt show, an auto show, and other special attractions. The City of Terrell, in partnership with the No 1 British Flying Training School Museum, host a WWII Veterans Reunion and air event each year on the first Saturday of October. This event draws attendees from all over the world and hosts numerous attractions such as vintage aircraft and military vehicles, skydiving, flight simulators, lectures, films, and demonstrations, and activities for every member of the family. The reunion dinner and hangar dance is on Friday night, the fly-in kicks off with a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning followed by a ceremony and entertainment until the afternoon. Terrell is also the location of the Terrell State Hospital, a psychiatric inpatient hospital with 316 beds operated under the direction of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Jamie Foxx, an actor, was raised in Terrell. Foxx graduated from Terrell High School in 1986 along with Cynthea Rhodes, a member of the United States Track & Field team in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Terrell High School has also graduated two NFL players which are Brice McCain, who was drafted in the NFL by the Houston Texans, and C.J. Wilson, who is currently playing for the Carolina Panthers.

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...