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 […]

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

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 […]

By |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 […]

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The Top 5 Reasons People Are Arrested in Texas

Every year, there are more than three-quarters of a million arrests made throughout Texas. While this includes violent and serious charges like human trafficking and manslaughter, most arrests are for non-violent crimes. The following are the five most common reasons people get arrested in Texas: (more…)

By |March 6th, 2017|Criminal Defense, Dangerous Drug Charge, Domestic Violence, DWI, Questions About Law|Comments Off on The Top 5 Reasons People Are Arrested in Texas
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    Under Investigation for a Crime? Here’s What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do

Under Investigation for a Crime? Here’s What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do

Learning that you are being investigated for a crime, whether you actually committed the crime or not, is at least unsettling and at worst terrifying. There are several ways you may find out you are under investigation.

The police may come by your house or place of business to request […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Under Investigation for a Crime? Here’s What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do

Is My License Suspended?

Ramifications of a Suspended Drivers License
Losing driving privileges can put an individual at a severe disadvantage regarding daily functions. Practically everyone who is employed needs their driver’s license to earn an income, and those who drive to school may face a similar problem. Of course, the loss of driving […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Is My License Suspended?

Do You Know Current Gun Laws?

Do you know what you can carry or can’t legally? Did you know different states have different laws and regulations? Check out our most recent quiz and find out if you know current gun laws.

By |June 20th, 2016|Criminal Defense, Gun Laws, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Do You Know Current Gun Laws?

5 Tips To Handle A Hit & Run

If you’re involved in a hit-and-run, there are allegations that you were involved in an accident and failed to stop and provide your identifying and contact information, driver’s license number and insurance information. The severity of the charge and what it’s punishable by usually depend on whether there were […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|Criminal Defense, Hit and Run|Comments Off on 5 Tips To Handle A Hit & Run

Do You Know Your Rights?

Frequently, I ask clients why they allowed a police officer to search them when they knew they had drugs on their person or in their vehicle. Often times, I’m told that they thought the police would search them regardless of whether they consented. While that may be true and […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Do You Know Your Rights?

Why Do We Have So Many Police?

Let’s say you see a crime being committed and you want to call the police, but wait… who do you call? For example, if you are in central Texas do you call the Austin Police? The Travis County Sherriff’s Office? The State Troopers (Texas DPS) or the Constable? The […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Criminal Defense, Questions About Law|Comments Off on Why Do We Have So Many Police?