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How Do I Find Out If There Is a Warrant Issued for My Arrest?

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In many cases, a person does not know about a warrant until they are pulled over for a traffic violation and the officer runs their ID through the system. Why Might You Have a Warrant Issued? Some of the most common reasons to find that you have a warrant issued for your arrest in the state [...]

What Is the Difference between Probation and Parole?

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the world of criminal law, there are two ways that jail or prison time can be reduced or even avoided completely. These are probation and parole. However, while they are similar concepts, they are not the same in the state of Texas. Understanding these two terms is important for ensuring a positive outcome for your [...]

What Will Happen On My First Court Setting In A Criminal Case?

By | November 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The first court setting that a Defendant attends with an attorney is usually uneventful. The attorney and the client will check-in with the court staff to let them know they are there. The Defendant will usually have a seat in the hall or in the court room. The attorney will then go to the area where [...]

What’s The Difference Between Concurrent And Consecutive Sentences?

By | November 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sometimes Defendants have more than one case pending. If the Defendant decides to plead guilty to all of the cases it is important to know whether the cases will run concurrent or consecutively. If multiple cases are plead guilty to and the cases run concurrent that means that the person will be completing the punishment for [...]

Dog Bite Cases: A Primer on Texas Law and Man’s Best Friend

By | October 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

When we think of personal injury cases, we often consider the people that have hurt us, like the careless driver who was on his phone or the grocery store that didn’t put up a sign near a wet floor. But what happens with the assailant isn’t a person that can be sued? What happens when the [...]

How to Prepare for First Meeting with Your Criminal Defense Attorney

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Being arrested or otherwise getting involved with the police can be a stressful, frightening, and (often) humbling experience. Whether it’s your first encounter or fifth, each incident is unique and should be treated seriously. The best course of action is to speak with a competent, respected attorney who specializes in criminal defense law as soon as [...]

Car Accidents and Your Insurance Company: Who is the Client?

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

You’re driving home from a long day at work, and you find yourself stuck in traffic on the highway. You pick up your cell phone to call your child’s daycare to tell them you’re running late. Somewhere between searching for the right number and trying to keep one eye on the road, you hear that unmistakable [...]

Are There Advantages To Being Sentenced To Jail Instead of Probation for A DWI

By | June 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  If you and your attorney have analyzed your case and determined that it is not one that is suitable for pleading not guilty and going to trial then you must next start thinking about punishment options. The two main options are jail vs. probation. Let’s face it nobody wants to go to jail. But, sometimes it is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]