Criminal Law, Wire Tapping, Tape Recording, Computer Security, Tampering of Evidence, Denial of Possession and Family Violence  are criminal issues that arise  in family law context. It occurs because a litigate in a divorce or custody action in an effort to improve their position or to find the “smoking gun” overreaches into violations of Texas and Federal penal statutes. This issue has come up on several occasions in our practice. This article was written to help the people of Collin County and the State of Texas become aware of and to avoid criminal penalties arising out of the family law context. Frankly, if you are charged with violation of a penal statute the concepts of custody, paramours, and division of property in the divorce context may be your last worry. Recognize that the defense of a felony indictment may require anywhere from a $5,000.00 to $15,000.00 retainer for criminal defense counsel.

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