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Author: Mark Diaz

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...

What to Do If You are Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in Galveston, TX

Dec 4, 2019
Being falsely accused of sexual misconduct is frightening, intimidating and overwhelming. If you are facing false accusations, you need to be ready to take immediate action to protect your rights,...

Drug Charges in Texas: What is Constructive Possession?

Nov 7, 2019
Drug possession is a serious criminal offense. Depending on the substance and the quantity, a defendant accused of drug possession could face felony charges, which carry considerable jail time. In...

Getting the Charges Against You Dropped or Dismissed

Jun 15, 2016
Just because you have been charged with a crime does not mean you are guaranteed to end up with a criminal record. Never assume your case is hopeless or a...
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