Burglary: Criminal Defense

In this video Houston, Texas criminal defense attorney Tom Abbate explains the differences between the charges of burglary of a building and burglary of a habitation, as well as the associated criminal defense strategies.

Cyber Crimes

In this video Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Tom Abbate discusses cyber crimes in Texas including access interference, online solicitation of a minor, federal wire fraud charges, and tampering with electronic voting machines.

Warrantless Searches & Seizures: part I

Houston based Criminal Attorney Tom Abbate discusses probable cause and exigent circumstances which allow police officers to search and seize property without obtaining a warrant. In the first of a two part video presentation he covers the Plain View Exception, valid examples of consent, and officer safety or “Stop & Frisk” policies.