What is Search and Seizure?

We’ve all heard the term “search and seizure”, but what does it mean? A search is defined by U.S. v. Jacobsen as occurring when an expectation of privacy that society is prepared to consider reasonable is infringed. A “seizure” of property occurs when there is some meaningful interference with […]

June 19th, 2017|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on What is Search and Seizure?

The Facts: Texas Bail Bonds

If someone you care about has been arrested, you might be wondering what you can do to get them out of jail. This is not always possible. But, in most cases it is. In order to get your loved one out of jail, you are generally going to have […]

June 12th, 2017|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on The Facts: Texas Bail Bonds

Texas Alcohol Laws: Boating While Intoxicated

We all know about the dangers and criminal penalties associated with driving while intoxicated, but do you realize the consequences for operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol? In Texas, if you’re caught operating a water vessel under the influence of mind-altering substances, you are liable […]

May 30th, 2017|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Texas Alcohol Laws: Boating While Intoxicated

DWI and DUI: What’s the Difference?

In Texas, there’s a legal distinction between DWI and DUI that turns on the age of the driver at the time of his or her arrest. The law is different in each of these types of cases and the sentencing provisions are drastically different. Here’s how they’re distinguished from […]

May 15th, 2017|Distracted Driving, DWI, Questions About Law|Comments Off on DWI and DUI: What’s the Difference?

Sexual Assault Laws in Texas

Sexual assault is a very serious criminal offense throughout the United States. In the state of Texas, it’s also considered a serious criminal violation of the law. Sexual assault, more commonly known as rape, occurs when a person knowingly and intentionally forcibly commits a number of sexual activities that […]

May 8th, 2017|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Sexual Assault Laws in Texas

Marijuana Laws in Texas

Marijuana possession and distribution is illegal under both Texas and U.S. law. Texas law came first, with a 1919 law that banned possession of marijuana. Texas wasn’t the first state to ban marijuana, but it was in the handful of states that prohibited marijuana before the 1920s. The United […]

May 1st, 2017|Dangerous Drug Charge, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Marijuana Laws in Texas

Miranda Rights in Texas

Some of the most important rights you have as an American (and a Texan) are your Miranda rights. Unfortunately, Miranda rights are also some of the most misunderstood rights among citizens. You’ve probably heard on television that your Miranda rights include your right to remain silent, but your Miranda […]

April 24th, 2017|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Miranda Rights in Texas

Texas Alcohol Laws: What You Need to Know

It’s hard to follow a law if you don’t know what it is in the first place. It’s common for us to meet with clients who broke a law, but didn’t know that it was even a law in the State of Texas. Here are a few fast facts […]

April 17th, 2017|DWI, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Texas Alcohol Laws: What You Need to Know

The Exclusionary Rule & Criminal Defense

A fundamental doctrine of American law is the right of an individual to live without fear of arbitrary arrest or the confiscation of his or her private property for use as evidence in a criminal court case. This doctrine, aka the “Search and Seizure Law,” was enacted into law […]

April 10th, 2017|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on The Exclusionary Rule & Criminal Defense
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    Understanding Your Constitutional Rights: The Confrontation Clause

Understanding Your Constitutional Rights: The Confrontation Clause

It is a fundamental principle of American criminal law that anyone accused of a crime has the right to confront and challenge any witness who has given testimony against the accused. In fact, the right of the accused to confront witnesses during a criminal trial is considered so important […]

April 3rd, 2017|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Understanding Your Constitutional Rights: The Confrontation Clause