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Petition to Enforce Foreign Judgment in TX – Domestication of Judgment

Petition to Enforce Foreign Judgment in TX – Domestication of Judgment

If you are awarded a judgment from another state (a foreign judgment), then a “judgment domestication” must be initiated with your county clerk’s office. This article covers the details and stipulations surrounding the enforcement of foreign judgments. Can a Judgment Be Enforced in Another State? So, can a judgment in one state be enforced in

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How to Collect on a Judgment in Texas

How to Collect on a Judgment in Texas

The modern court system in the State of Texas provides many protections for judgment debtors. Navigating the post-judgment collection process can be overwhelming whether the judgment is from state court, federal district court, or out-of-state. After countless demand letters go ignored, creditors often face even more litigation in hopes of getting paid. In this way,

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What Is Possession of a Dangerous Drug in Texas?

What Is Possession of a Dangerous Drug in Texas?

What Is Possession of a Dangerous Drug in Texas? In the State of Texas, the Penal Code defines possession of an illegal item as actual care, custody, control or management of that item. To prove a case, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt not only that the defendant had an illegal item, but

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What Happens When Your Probation Is Revoked in Texas?

What Happens When Your Probation Is Revoked in Texas?

Probation is a common legal process meant to help criminals maintain their status as a functioning member of society. It allows them to stay with their family and continue working. People can make serious mistakes, and probation is one way to get their lives on track by honoring what the judge has required of them.

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Sentencing Hearing – Do You Go to Jail Right After Sentencing?

Sentencing Hearing – Do You Go to Jail Right After Sentencing?

During the sentencing hearing, the judge will analyze the pre-sentence report, and he or she will listen to arguments from the prosecution, defense, and even the victim. What Is a Sentencing Hearing? A defendant’s sentencing hearing represents the final step in a criminal prosecution. It differs from the trial itself, in that the judge is

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Bad Check Laws in Texas – Penalty for Writing Hot Checks

Bad Check Laws in Texas – Penalty for Writing Hot Checks

One of the greatest challenges we face is managing money. Many people come close to overdrawing their bank accounts. If you write a check with insufficient funds in your account, you can’t cover that check and it is considered a bad check. Continue reading to learn more about Texas Penal Code 32.41, which addresses the

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