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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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  • Leaving the Scene: Understanding the Legal Ramifications of Hit and Run in Texas

    May 18, 2023

    Hit and run accidents are distressing events that can have serious consequences for both the victim and the fleeing driver. In the state of Texas, leaving the scene of an accident without fulfilling certain legal obligations is a criminal offense. This blog post aims to shed light on the legal ramifications of hit and run […]

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  • Facing Embezzlement and Bank Fraud Charges in Texas: What to Expect

    April 18, 2023

    Embezzlement and bank fraud are serious white-collar crimes in Texas that can result in significant penalties, including fines, imprisonment, restitution, and damage to your personal and professional reputation. If you are facing these charges, it’s crucial to understand what to expect and how to protect your legal rights. In this article, we’ll discuss the basics […]

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  • How Does A Criminal Conviction Affect You?

    March 17, 2023

    A criminal conviction can have serious consequences that can affect you for years. Even after you’ve served your time, having a criminal record can limit your options and change your life in ways you might not have expected. Here are some of the ways a criminal conviction can affect you: Contact Chernoff Law Today For […]

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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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