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Author: Mark Diaz

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...

Texas Implied Consent Law and Refusal of Blood Test Requests

Mar 18, 2020
Drivers who have been pulled over on suspicion of intoxicated driving often wonder: Am I required to take a blood test? In Texas, you have two options: either consent to...

Understanding the Conditions of Bail/Bond

Feb 12, 2020
Bail/bond is money a defendant must pay to get released from custody while their case is still making its way through the criminal justice system. Though the terms both have...

Teens and Prescription Drug Possession in Texas: What Parents Need to Know

Jan 9, 2020
The misuse of prescription drugs by teenagers has become a serious public safety problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, young adults are most susceptible to prescription drug...
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