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When Is a Drug Crime a Federal Offense?

There are significant differences between being tried in a state court versus a federal court. One of the primary differences involves the potential penalties upon conviction. If you’re facing ...
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What Sets The Law Offices of Mark F. Fernandez Apart?

In the DFW area, there are plenty of law firms to choose from when searching for a criminal defense lawyer. However, when you become a client of The Law Offices of Mark F. Fernandez, you’ll ...
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Defining Types of Violent Crimes

The classification of offenses under criminal law is significant because it influences the specific type of charge and the potential penalties that may be imposed in the event that the defendant is ...
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What Is a Violent Felony?

Under criminal law, violent crimes can lead to very harsh prison sentences and other penalties. When a person is charged with a violent crime, he or she should immediately contact a criminal defense ...
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A Look at Common Federal Crimes

Many offenses are illegal under both state and federal criminal law. It can often be confusing for defendants to figure out why they are facing federal charges instead of state charges. In cases in ...
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Meet Attorney Mark F. Fernandez

Mark F. Fernandez is a leading criminal defense lawyer serving Dallas, TX, at The Law Offices of Mark F. Fernandez. During his 16-plus years defending the rights of the accused, Mr. Fernandez has ...
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Distinguishing Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor

Criminal law sorts criminal offenses into different classifications. The least severe type of offense is a violation, such as a traffic violation. Misdemeanors are much more serious than violations ...
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