This week, we’re talking about Obstructing a Highway or Other Passageway. It’s a wordy charge (and a wordy statute), but it boils down to this: Yes, you can get arrested for being in the way. Let’s take a look at the statute: Texas Penal Code Section 42.03:Obstructing Highway or Other Passageway (a) A person commits an […]
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.
It pays to be aware of the potential costs of a DWI. The Miscellaneous Traffic Fines now implemented in Texas courts is one of them.
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 […]
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 […]