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Bail Bonds In Texas
  • By: Ryan Hardy of Hardy Law Group, PLLC
  • Published: September 2, 2019
  • Category: Criminal Defense

What Is Bail? One of the first things a person charged with a crime must deal with is bail. Bail is supposed to give the court assurances that the accused will appear in court to answer the charges against him. A bail bond is an agreement between the accused and a surety, otherwise known as a bail bondsman. When a…Read More

Self-Defense And The Use Of Deadly Force Under Texas Law
  • By: Ryan Hardy of Hardy Law Group, PLLC
  • Published: August 1, 2019
  • Category: Criminal Defense

In the past few years, there’s been significant news coverage and public outrage over the shooting deaths of civilians by law enforcement. These events have caused a shift in opinion for a large portion of the public, inspiring an entire social movement against unjustified police brutality. Although the Texas Penal Code treats law enforcement differently with regard to the use…Read More

  • By: Ryan Hardy of Hardy Law Group, PLLC
  • Published: July 5, 2018
  • Category: Criminal Defense

Part 2: Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases We know that extraneous sexual assault allegations may be admissible in a trial against someone accused of sexual assault. But how much of the accuser's past will the jury see and hear about? The answer: that depends. It depends on a few factors: the law, the facts of the case, and the judge.…Read More

Sex Crimes: Admission of Evidence / Part 1 of 2
  • By: Ryan Hardy of Hardy Law Group, PLLC
  • Published: June 9, 2018
  • Category: Criminal Defense

The Flood Gates Are Open: How the Admission of Extraneous Sex Crime Allegations Impacts Trial Outcomes Last week, a New York grand jury indicted Harvey Weinstein on several sex crimes, to which he pleaded not guilty. The indictments against Weinstein pertain to just a handful of the allegations that have been made against him. By now, we all know that…Read More

Criminal Defense: What To Do If Arrested For A Crime
  • By: Ryan Hardy of Hardy Law Group, PLLC
  • Published: May 8, 2018
  • Category: Criminal Defense

You’ve just been arrested. You’ve been secured in handcuffs, and you know you’re about to take a trip to the local jail. So what do you do? What do you say? Here’s a few pointers on how to handle yourself in this scenario. Your criminal defense lawyer will thank you. First of all, consider this: YOU ARE PROBABLY ON CAMERA.…Read More