Criminal cases involving allegations of family violence are some of the most sensitive, and serious, offenses in the justice system and for good reason. But the consequences of a case go far beyond the possibilities of conviction.
If you or a loved one are considering taking a plea deal that includes prison time, understanding how parole works in Texas can be vital in assisting you in making that decision. Most felonies, with the exception of state jail felonies and some felonies prohibited by statute, are parole eligible offenses. In Texas, there are […]
In Texas, there are options for most criminal cases that are disposed of without a conviction to either be expunged or eligible for non-disclosures. It’s important to understand the difference between these two types of sealing. Expunction Expunction removes all trace of a criminal charge from a person’s record. If a charge is expunged, a […]
When a child gets into trouble, it can be scary not only for the child, but for the parents as well. The Juvenile Justice system in Texas is set up differently than the adult system and the terminology and procedures involved may be confusing. If your child is in need of legal representation because of […]
Being arrested for possession of any controlled substance can be scary. Whether is a simple misdemeanor possession for marijuana or its a first degree felony for a penalty group one substance, it’s important to understand that drug offenses don’t have to ruin your record or your future. There are programs available to resolve drug offenses […]
It’s usually easy to get probation. What’s tough is staying on probation. Sometimes, a person runs into issues with being able to complete their conditions and end up with a Motion to Revoke Probation or a Motion to Adjudicate (if on Deferred Adjudication). If this is you or someone you care about, what should you […]
In Texas, and in Bexar County in particular, arrests involving assaults and family violence are common. Many of the cases do not involve what most people think of as domestic violence. Instead, the cases can involve mutual fights between roommates, a situation where an abuse victim fights back for the first time, or just a […]
DRINKING THEN DRIVING It’s an important distinction to know that having a drink and then driving is not a crime in the state of Texas. Instead, the law clearly states that a person is only guilty of a crime if they drive while intoxicated. Intoxication is defined in three ways in Texas. First, there is […]