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Author: Mark Diaz

Drug Possession Charges in Texas and Their Cost

Jan 14, 2021
In Texas, drug possession is a serious criminal offense. Texas has some of the most stringent drug laws in the entire country. If you are arrested on Galveston drug possession...

Consequences of Violating Probation

Dec 11, 2020
In Texas, probation is often referred to as “community supervision.” Under state law (Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 42A.001), community supervision is defined as an alternative to incarceration during which...

Cellphones and Your Rights – Illegal Police Searches

Nov 4, 2020
Under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, you are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures by governmental authorities. With the amount of sensitive information typically contained on a person’s...

Collateral Consequences of Criminal Charges

Oct 14, 2020
A criminal conviction can have serious consequences for the alleged offender, both direct and indirect. The direct consequences are generally found within the state and federal criminal codes. They include...

Do I Have to Take a Breath Test? An Overview of Texas Law

Sep 16, 2020
In Texas, it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. One of the common ways law enforcement officers measure a...

Overview of the Criminal Process in Texas

Aug 12, 2020
Being accused of a crime is stressful, frightening, and confusing. Even if you haven’t been arrested just yet, it is imperative you take immediate action. You do not want to...

Sealing Records of a DWI Conviction in Texas: What You Need to Know

Jul 22, 2020
A criminal record can cause an individual a lot of problems. It could make it more challenging to pass a background check, get a job, or even to get approved...

What are the Penalties for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas?

Jun 24, 2020
Drug possession is a serious offense in Texas. Under state law (Texas Controlled Substances Act, Health & Safety Code and Texas Penal Code), a conviction, and sometimes even just an...

Understanding Court Terminology

May 20, 2020
Unfortunately, in some cases, people run into issues because they do not understand the meaning or implications of certain court terminology as it relates to a criminal case. If you...

Expunging a Felony in Texas: An Overview of the Process

Apr 15, 2020
A felony criminal record can make it difficult to get a loan, an apartment, or even a job. Even without a conviction, a past or current felony arrest has the...
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