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Law Office of Jeffrey R. Gilbert, P.C. Angleton TX

The 2013 case involving the fatal shooting of a teenage boy in Florida, in which the defendant was found not guilty under the "stand your ground" law, has attracted national attention. What this case meant was, when confronted by another person using, or attempting to us, deadly force, you were justified in using deadly force in return, without the necessity ...

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Law Office of Jeffrey R. Gilbert, P.C. Angleton TX

With only a few weeks remaining in the legislative session, lawmakers in Austin are busy attending committee meetings and holding final votes to decide the fate of legislation covering everything from commerce to the criminal code. In fact, the Senate will soon be called upon to consider a bill calling for the creation of a first of its kind domestic ...

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Law Office of Jeffrey R. Gilbert, P.C. Angleton TX

What started out as a seemingly innocent prank call by two young men at the expense of two high-ranking employees of professional football franchises has now officially become a federal criminal matter complete with the possibility of large fines and lengthy prison sentences.

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Law Office of Jeffrey R. Gilbert, P.C. Angleton TX

You'd think that once a drug-dealing gang member gets sent to prison it would end the person's active phase of the business, and provide for a lazy retirement while incarcerated. Instead, it seems that violent prison gangs are in charge of distribution of drug trafficking from south of the border into this country, and also somehow in charge of enforcement ...

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Law Office of Jeffrey R. Gilbert, P.C. Angleton TX

When we think of scientific evidence in murder or sex crime cases, the first thing that immediately comes to mind is DNA evidence. Since its introduction, DNA evidence has not only served to strengthen cases for the prosecution, but also help exonerate those people who have been wrongfully sent to prison or death row.

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Law Office of Jeffrey R. Gilbert, P.C. Angleton TX

Without question, capital punishment has long stood as one of the most controversial and highly divisive issues here in the entire United States. To illustrate, a December 2012 Gallup poll revealed that while general public support for the death penalty was at a four-decade low, it was nevertheless supported by 63 percent of Americans.

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Law Office of Jeffrey R. Gilbert, P.C. Angleton TX

Federal and state officials have been waging a war on drugs for several decades now, targeting such illegal narcotics as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy. However, over the last few years, law enforcement officials have actually had to expand their list of targets to include prescription drugs, which statistics show are now being abused by roughly seven million Americans.

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Law Office of Jeffrey R. Gilbert, P.C. Angleton TX

On May 20, the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a raid on a New York City warehouse that agents believed was housing a "highly sophisticated indoor marijuana grow operation." Upon execution of the search warrant, the agency's beliefs were confirmed, as agents discovered $3 million worth of hydroponic marijuana along with high-tech lighting, irrigation and ventilation systems.

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