Texas Probation Rules & Requirements

Texas Probation Rules & Requirements

The ultimate goal of the Texas probation program is rehabilitation — so that people convicted of felonies can successfully integrate into society as productive, law-abiding citizens. In this respect, probation benefits those convicted of crimes just as much as it helps society as a whole. Just because it’s beneficial, however, doesn’t mean that probation in

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Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Texas

Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Texas

Fiduciary duty in Texas describes a relationship in which one person is supposed to act in the interest of another. More specifically, the fiduciary has a duty to be loyal and honest toward the person he or she has promised to help, as he or she has a certain standard to live up to. When

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Medicare Fraud: Whose Fault, the Patient or Doctor?

Medicare fraud cost U.S. taxpayers about $16 billion in 2016 alone, so it’s easy to see why the government has been trying to crack down on the issue. However, not everyone who is accused of Medicare fraud is actually guilty of purposely misleading the government. Some simply made billing mistakes or were even unknowingly used as pawns

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Anatomy of a White-Collar Crime

Anatomy of a White-Collar Crime

White-collar crime is a broad term used to describe various financially motivated nonviolent crimes committed by business and government professionals. Typically, they are crimes committed using deceit for financial gain. The most common types are embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion. The umbrella of white-collar crime can cover transgressions from email scams to Ponzi

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Fundamental Elements of Contract and Business Dispute Litigation

Fundamental Elements of Contract and Business Dispute Litigation

Breach of contract claims, along with tort claims and equitable claims, are one of the most common types of civil lawsuits. Individuals, a sole proprietorship, corporations, limited liability companies, limited companies, limited partnerships, nonprofit organizations, subsidiaries, joint ventures, public companies, joint-stock companies, unlimited companies and even schools can all file or be...

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What Is Medicaid Fraud?

What Is Medicaid Fraud?

If you operate a medical practice that accepts Medicaid, you probably know that Medicaid fraud is a big problem that the government does its best to identify and eliminate. This means that you could be in big trouble if your practice is accused of committing Medicaid fraud in any way. If you want the best

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How the Federal Criminal Law System is Different from the State System

While both state and federal criminal charges can result in severe penalties, the federal criminal system offers less flexibility in procedure and punishment. The states are responsible for dealing with most violations of the law that happen within their borders. Therefore, most murders, rapes and robberies are state crimes and handled by state courts. Federal

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