Monthly Archives: May 2018

Motion to Suppress Blood

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

A motion to suppress any type of evidence, including blood evidence, is a challenge by the attorneys to the legality of the evidence, namely how it was obtained. The Exclusionary Rule In Texas, there is an exclusionary rule that the courts can use when they find that the evidence was not obtained according to the rules [...]

How Do Prior DWI Convictions Affect Plea Negotiations?

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: DWI|

Many times, when someone has been arrested for DWI, the prosecution will approach and ask if they want to plea bargain, as this has the potential to benefit both the defense and the prosecution. The prosecution wants to lower their caseload, so by getting defendants to enter into a plea negotiation, it can reduce the amount [...]

How Are Out of State DWI Convictions Used?

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: DWI|

In the state of Texas, the legal system uses “enhancements” for multiple convictions of certain types of crimes, including DWI. This means that if someone has a second DWI offense in Texas, it is considered a class A misdemeanor rather than at class B, which is the charge for a first offense. With additional arrests for [...]

Franks Motion: What Is It and How Could It Apply to a Case

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

If a defendant and his or her attorney believe that some of the evidence being used against them has been obtained illegally because the police lied to get a search warrant, they will file a Franks motion. This is a request to the courts for a Franks hearing. During the hearing, the courts will try to [...]