Delving Deeper into Gambling Law
In Texas, the only legal forms of gambling include the following:
- Texas Lottery
- Parimutuel Wagering on Horse and Greyhound Racing
- Charitable Bingo
- One Indian Casino
Of course there are many other types of gambling in this world, but if only they had made this list. Even that one casino faces constant scrutiny from the government. Imagine if the harsh eye of the law turns to look at you. If you have been accused of possession of a gambling device (or other paraphernalia), running a gambling operation, or promoting gambling, you should contact an attorney familiar with Texas gambling law as soon as possible. In Texas, simple gambling and aggravated gambling are considered criminal activity. Further, it is a federal crime to gamble illegally as a business.
If you are facing criminal charges due to gambling activity, call Bill Kennedy Law at (972) 939-4878 today. We are an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys who will stop at nothing to protect your future, your rights, and potentially your freedom.
What Are Your Rights?
First and foremost, if police are banging on your door with an arrest warrant, you need to fight the urge to try to talk your way out of the gambling charges right then and there. We have all heard the script: “You have the right to remain silent. If you opt to waive that right, anything you say can and will be used against you,” and so on.
Contrary to common belief, you do not have to consent to any searches. Unless there is a court order or a warrant, you have the right to refuse a search of your private property. This includes your home, your car, and anywhere else you call yours.
Finally, do not forget to call a reputable lawyer. This is the most important thing you can do in any criminal investigation. We at Bill Kennedy Law are aggressive when it comes to defending our cases, and we will prepare to take yours to trial.
Experienced Criminal Defense
Bill Kennedy is a prolific lawyer with a proven track record of handling a variety of cases, including those pertaining to gambling. He and his legal team make a substantive difference in the outcome of criminal cases. When the stakes are high, there is no room for error. Acquiring our expert legal representation can be imperative.