The Law Office of Joseph Moreno

Federal and State Criminal Defense


Modification of the Judgment

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 11:50 PM
Francisco Duran was convicted by a jury of 1 count of Burglary of a Habitation and 1 count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. After the jury's decision but before sentencing, the State of Texas abandoned the Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon count and proceeded to sentencing only on the conviction for Burglary of a Habitation. Mr. Duran was sentenced to 25 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice Facilty. After his sentence was pronounced, the State moved to amend t... Read Full Post »

Affirmative Links

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 1:35 AM

     Sometimes arrests are made of multiple people for a single case. For instance, in a situation where a vehicle is pulled over and searched the officer may discover the presence of marijuana or some other contraband in the vehicle. Typically, in such a case, if no one "accepts responsibility" at the scene (Which I do not recommend anyone ever do) everyone will get arrested.

Often, individuals are advised by their friends, family, or loved ones that they might as we...

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