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  • The Difference Between State and Federal Charges

    June 11, 2024

    Understanding the nuances between state and federal charges is crucial for anyone facing criminal prosecution. The distinction affects everything from the type of court handling the case to the potential penalties upon conviction. At Chernoff Law, we aim to provide clear, comprehensive legal guidance to those facing serious charges in Texas. This article will delve […]

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  • Understanding Pardons in Texas: A Path to Second Chances

    March 21, 2024

    Facing serious criminal charges can be a daunting and life-altering experience. It introduces uncertainty about one’s future, affecting not just the individual involved but their loved ones as well. In Texas, where the law is as vast as the state itself, navigating the criminal justice system requires not only understanding your rights but also the […]

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  • What Penalties Could I Face for Aggravated Assault on a Family Member in Texas?

    February 15, 2024

    Facing charges of aggravated assault on a family member in Texas is a grave matter with potential life-altering consequences. The Texas legal system adopts a stringent approach towards such cases, underscoring the profound impact on both the accused and their families. A fleeting moment of heated conflict can escalate, leading to significant legal and emotional […]

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  • Understanding the New Texas Immigration Law: Insights from Chernoff Law

    January 17, 2024

    With the upcoming enforcement of Texas’ new immigration law in March, the legal landscape faces a significant shift in the state’s approach to immigration enforcement. This law, introduced last December, brings substantial changes, particularly along the Texas-Mexico border. It establishes state-level offenses for illegal border crossing and broadens enforcement scope. Chernoff Law, rooted in Houston’s […]

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  • Money Laundering in Texas: A Guide to Understanding the Federal Charges

    December 14, 2023

    Money laundering, a complex and clandestine financial crime, has far-reaching implications for both individuals and businesses. In Texas, like in many other states, money laundering is taken extremely seriously, and those found guilty can face severe consequences. The state’s commitment to combating this crime is underscored by its enforcement of federal money laundering laws.  In […]

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  • Understanding the New Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Zero-Point Offenders

    December 04, 2023

    An Introduction to the Shift in Federal Sentencing The United States Sentencing Guidelines have long been the cornerstone of the federal criminal justice system, offering a systematic approach to sentencing. At Chernoff Law in Houston, Texas, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve in legal developments. A notable recent change is the introduction […]

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  • Defending Against Murder Charges: A Step-by-Step Guide

    November 16, 2023

    A murder case is daunting for an accused. The stakes are high, and it’s imperative that your lawyer understands how to handle this type of accusation. At Chernoff Law, we are committed to helping our clients tread confidently through the process, equipped with a firm knowledge of the facts and a solid defense. In this […]

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  • From Simple Mistakes to Serious Offenses: Understanding Trespassing Laws in Texas

    September 20, 2023

    The range of trespassing offenses in Texas is as broad as the state itself. These transgressions might vary from an unintentional trespass on another person’s property to an intentional violation of clearly designated limits. Furthermore, these behaviors may result in criminal charges or even more serious legal penalties. At Chernoff Law, we zealously protect clients’ […]

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  • When Does Firearm Possession Become a Federal Crime?

    August 16, 2023

    Navigating the legal landscape surrounding firearms is no simple task. Laws differ dramatically from one jurisdiction to another, and what may be perfectly legal under state law can sometimes become a serious federal offense. In a state like Texas, where gun culture is deeply embedded in society, it’s crucial to understand when your Second Amendment […]

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  • How to Deal with False Accusations of Sexual Assault in Texas

    June 15, 2023

    Being accused of sexual assault is a life-altering experience. Accusations of sexual assault, especially if it involves a child, can have devastating consequences. Merely the accusation will affect personal relationships and professional reputations. If you find yourself in such a situation, it’s essential to understand your rights and the steps you can take to defend […]

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"Ed Chernoff is truly an amazing lawyer and person. He was able to get my felony charge DISMISSED by the Grand Jury in only 2 weeks! Thank you Mr. Chernoff for being the very best you could be and for helping so many others like me. You are a blessing."
- Reggie Kerr

"Mr. Chernoff was adamant about not having me plead guilty to my case and was able to completely wipe my record of the incident. Ed was very prompt, professional, and excellent at explaining where we were in the process and what to expect. I highly recommend him. He is an excellent lawyer."
- Jeff Stautner

"I could not have made a better decision in hiring Ed. He put my fears at ease and helped me get my case dismissed and my life back on track. I would highly recommend hiring Ed and letting him do the same for you."
- Jordan Charles

"I don’t have the words to express how grateful we are for Mr. Chernoff and his team. They always kept us updated and were available for any questions we had. They were able to obtain the best possible outcome. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him."
- Susan Purdy
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