Is Assault on a Family Member a Felony in Texas?

In Texas, there are five common domestic violence charges: Assault with Injury Family Violence Terroristic Threat of a Family Member. Family Violence with Strangulation Aggravated Assault of a Family Member.  Continuous violence against a family member.  Each charge comes with different legal consequences, and it’s important to know the laws

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Coronavirus Criminal Cases FAQ

How will the Coronavirus/ Covid-19 affect my Criminal Case? The quarantine and closures stemming from the Coronavirus are having a drastic effect on the prosecution and disposition of criminal cases. This article will address How those closures may affect your Criminal Case. Criminal court cases, from arrest to plea negotiations

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

What Is the Difference between DUI vs. DWI in Texas?

What is the difference between DUI vs. DWI in Texas? The two terms are often colloquially used interchangeably; however, there is a distinct difference between DUI vs. DWI in Texas. DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated” and applies to a driver who has lost the normal use of their mental

February 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Understanding Animal Cruelty Charges in Austin, TX

Texas’ animal cruelty laws were originally set in place to deal with cattle and livestock, but today’s laws cover a variety of animals. Today the charge is differentiated between Cruelty to Nonlivestock Animals and Cruelty to Livestock animals. Cruelty to animals can be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony,

April 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

How To Check Your Driver’s License Status in Texas

There are a surprising number of ways that a person can find themselves with a suspended driver’s license . . . some of them may even come as a surprise. Here are just some of the reasons someone can get slapped with a suspended license: Traffic offense(s) Driving recklessly Causing

March 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sexual Assault in Texas: Can Charges Be Dropped?

Sexual assault in Texas is no small matter. Prosecutors in here take sexual assault charges very seriously—and you should, too! The Most Common Sexual Assault Charges In Texas, sexual assault is the same as rape. The variations are: Sexual Assault (Rape): Non-consensual, unwanted sexual intercourse or consensual sexual intercourse with

February 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

When to Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Austin

In all honesty, it’s never too early to call a criminal defense lawyer in Austin. If you’re arrested, things can feel chaotic, confusing, and out of your control. Having the assistance of a lawyer from the very beginning will ensure your constitutional rights are known and protected. Here are a

January 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Understanding Money Laundering and Embezzlement

What is money laundering? And how does it differ from embezzlement? These are just a few of the questions that might arise when someone is under criminal investigation. This can be a confusing and stressful time, but the Law Office of Eric Harron is here to help make the

December 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

8 Tips to Avoid a Holiday DWI

Drinking during the holidays is nothing new, nor is driving during the holidays. Combining the two creates deadly results, and so year after year there is a spike in alcohol-related traffic deaths from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Police are especially vigilant during the holidays, and your chances of

December 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|