Areas of Emerging Importance
REAL CONSEQUENCES OF ARREST AND CONVICTION
There are real consequences if arrested for a crime, even without a conviction. An arrest can remain on your record forever. Prospective employers routinely conduct background checks and ask if you have ever been arrested, charged with, indicted for, and/or received probation in a criminal case. Others do the same, as well as apartment managers who routinely deny applicants with criminal histories from leasing an apartment. The consequences can be far reaching since many employers require you to sign a waiver of your right to privacy so that your records can be accessed- even in college disciplinary actions. Want to join the military to serve your country? Want to be licensed to be a barber, a hair dresser, a nurse, or a doctor?
Act now and know your rights- contact the Mackey Law Firm.
DEFERRED ADJUDICATED PROBATION
Judges cite the law in Texas that you will not have a conviction if you live our your “deferred adjudicated probation.” The real answer is that it can be on your public record forever.
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS – EXPUNCTION AND PUBLIC NONDISCLOSURE
Can you “seal” your criminal records from government and public view? Ask the Mackey Law Firm to provide the legal solution for your public criminal record.
IS SCIENCE ALWAYS RIGHT? NOT NECESSARILY!
Flawed scientific testimony has led to the federal and state review of death penalty and felony convictions. From fingerprint misidentification, erroneous conclusions from gunshot residue tests, faulty hair follicle comparisons, to arson investigations, citizens have been falsely convicted of crime based on the results of scientific tests conducted by government-police crime laboratories. Ask the Mackey Law Firm for a list of those just in Texas who were wrongly convicted by juries who honestly relied upon erroneous results from such errors. Some served long sentences in prison before being exonerated.
It has been reported that hundreds of DWI cases in one Texas county are presently under scrutiny when it was reported that a forensic lab recorded names incorrectly on over 300 blood samples.
Recently a man convicted of rape was exonerated after DNA testing. After serving over 10 years in the penitentiary, it is expected he will return to freedom with little to live for due to his illness.
A Texas police lab technician is reportedly being investigated for improper procedure and records tampering. It is estimated by these reports that many present criminal cases and past convictions could be in jeopardy.
With these kinds of problems, should you assume that the evidence in your case has been accurately tested?
Contact the Mackey Law Firm to defend your rights.