austindefender

Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

Copying Is Not Theft

| August 18, 2010

I came across this the other day –  it does a much better job explaining the difference than I ever could.

What Lawyers Do

| August 16, 2010

What Defense Lawyers Do: By requiring the state to prove its case and helping defendants understand their options in the criminal justice system, defense attorneys can help ensure that the state doesn’t send innocent people to jail and that individuals who commit criminal offenses receive appropriate sentences that punish without leading to unnecessary prison and […]

Forgery?

| August 4, 2010

Yahoo says that signing someone else’s name on a check is illegal. Signing someone else’s name on a check is generally considered forgery and would be illegal in most states, according to Carol Kaplan, a spokeswoman for the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. But suppose an adult child signs an elderly parent’s name because […]

Arizona’s Anti-Immigration Bill

| August 2, 2010

SB 1070 A. NO OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR 17 OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY ADOPT A POLICY THAT LIMITS OR 18 RESTRICTS THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS TO LESS THAN THE FULL 19 EXTENT PERMITTED BY FEDERAL LAW. Not sure what this means.  I’m […]