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Getting Your License Back After a DWI

How to Reinstate Your Driving Privileges After a DWI-Related Suspension If your license has been suspended due to driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges, it will not automatically be reinstated. You will need to take several steps to get your driving privileges back. Driving on a suspended license can result in additional criminal charges, so you […]

How Does Mental Illness Affect a Criminal Case?

The Impact a Mental Health Disorder Can Have on Crime Millions of people across the United States are affected by mental health disorders. Unfortunately, few people have access to or receive the treatment that they need. Mental health can directly affect a person’s perception of reality and judgment. It may even impact whether a person […]

Was My Use of Self-Defense Justified?

When the Use of Force Is Justified Under Texas Law Texas law recognizes that the use of force may be necessary to protect yourself, others, or your property under certain circumstances. If you are arrested for a crime but believe that you were acting in self-defense, you need a criminal defense attorney. An attorney can […]

What Counts as Illegally Obtained Evidence?

Understanding Your Rights in a Criminal Case Based on Illegally Obtained Evidence In a criminal case, evidence must be lawfully obtained to be admissible. Generally, illegally obtained evidence cannot be used against you in a court of law. While there are some exceptions, a qualified defense attorney can argue against any evidence that was obtained […]

Texas Drug Possession: What Are the Penalties?

Criminal Consequences for Possessing Illegal Drugs in Texas The unlawful possession of a controlled substance carries significant penalties in the state of Texas. In many cases, you can face jail or prison time upon conviction. If you are arrested for drug possession, you need an attorney. Do not face the criminal justice system alone. You […]

How Do I Get My Case Dismissed?

Why Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney Is the Best Way to Get Your Case Dismissed When most people think about criminal cases, they think about the fictionalized version shown on tv dramas. They envision a courtroom filled with suspense as the jury announces their verdict.  In reality, few criminal cases ever go to trial. The […]

What Happens If I Get Caught with Drugs in My Car?

Potential Penalties of Drug Possession in Texas You could face severe penalties if drugs are found in a vehicle that you are a passenger in or are driving. The best way to protect yourself from serious consequences is to never consent to a search by law enforcement officers and always retain an attorney after an […]

Can I Record the Police?

Your Right to Take Photos or Video of Police in Texas It is your right to take pictures and videos on public property, but what about when there is police activity? Do you have the right to film police during an arrest? Can the police confiscate your phone or camera? All of these are valid […]

What is the Good Samaritan Law in Texas?

How Texas Protects Individuals Who Render Aid During an Emergency In an effort to encourage individuals to offer aid in an emergency situation or after an accident, Texas codified a “good samaritan.” Under most circumstances, the Good Samaritan law shields individuals who administer emergency care in good faith from civil liability.  If you rendered aid […]