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Category: General

4 Traffic Ticket Mistakes

Sep 18, 2015
A traffic ticket can quickly turn a good day into a rotten one. Most people have an opinion about how to handle a traffic stop or a police encounter. Unfortunately,...

Three Steps to Take If You’ve Been Charged With Domestic Violence

Jul 22, 2015
Being arrested and charged with domestic violence can be a traumatic experience. In Texas, domestic violence is part of a criminal charge referred to as “family violence.” Under the Texas...

Knock, Knock: What to Do if Police Show Up With a Search Warrant

Jul 15, 2015
There’s a loud knock on your front door, your dog starts barking, and you hear a stern voice outside proclaim: “This is the police. We have a search warrant for...

Part of Federal Repeat Offender Law Struck Down by Supreme Court

Jul 8, 2015
While most of the attention on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recently concluded term has been about its decisions involving the Affordable Care Act and marriage equality, there were a flurry...

The Trouble(s) With Breathalyzers: New Law, Old Problems

Apr 29, 2015
Starting in September, Texas judges will have the authority to require first-time drunk drivers in Texas to install an ignition interlock device in lieu of a license suspension, pursuant to...

You May Wait a Long Time for Your “Speedy Trial”

Apr 15, 2015
It is a sad fact of our criminal justice system that the wheels of justice often turn very slowly. If you’ve been charged with a crime and you desperately want...

Texas Test Time: What to Expect from Field Sobriety Tests if You’re Pulled Over

Apr 8, 2015
If you’ve been pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, you will likely be asked to take some tests. At some point, you may be asked to provide breath, blood,...

What is Disorderly Conduct in Texas?

Mar 8, 2015
Spring Break season is here, and from South Padre Island to Daytona Beach, you can be sure that arrests for disorderly conduct will be part of the week for some...

What is Hearsay? Can It Be Used By Prosecutors?

Feb 10, 2015
You may have heard the term “hearsay” before. In criminal proceedings, “hearsay” refers to testimony in which the witness is relaying information they received from a third party, and the...

Will Texas Decriminalize Pot Possession in 2015?

Dec 8, 2014
Make no mistake: marijuana is still illegal in Texas, and you will face harsh penalties if convicted of possession or distribution. But if a bill recently introduced in the Texas...
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