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What Happens If You Refuse a Breathalyzer in Texas?

What You Need to Know About a DWI Chemical Test Refusal In Texas, it is unlawful to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%. If a law enforcement officer believes that you are driving while intoxicated they may place you under arrest and require you to take a chemical breath or blood test. […]

What If I Accidentally Bring a Gun to the Airport?

Understanding Your Rights After an Arrest for Unlawfully Transporting a Firearm Thousands of firearms are discovered at airport security checkpoints each year. It is not uncommon for passengers to forget that they have a gun in their luggage. Unfortunately, you could face serious criminal penalties for bringing a loaded gun to a prohibited area. If […]

Can a Drug Dog Provide Probable Cause in Texas?

Understanding Your Rights When It Comes to a Drug Dog Search If you go to the airport or a train station, you may see an officer escorting a police dog around. The K-9 is likely on duty, sniffing for illegal substances. The dog will alert the handler if they detect drugs or other unlawful things […]

How Common Are False Murder Charges?

What You Need to Know About Wrongful Murder Convictions Murder is the most serious crime, punishable by life in prison or death depending on the state and the circumstances of the case. Despite the life-altering consequences of a conviction, false murder charges still happen. Even the accusation of murder can ruin a person’s career, reputation, […]

Determining Who Was the Aggressor in an Assault Case

When Is It Considered Assault v. Self-Defense? If you intentionally cause someone physical harm or threaten them with injury, you might be facing assault charges. However, in some cases, people are wrongfully accused of assault when they were, in fact, acting in self-defense. Self-defense is a legal argument that should be handled by an experienced […]

Texas Insurance Fraud: Definitions & Jailtime

What to Expect If You Are Accused of Insurance Fraud in the Lone Star State Few people realize that they can face jail time for lying on an insurance application or making a false claim. The State of Texas harshly prosecutes all forms of insurance fraud including putting false or misleading information on any insurance […]

How to Get Your Gun Rights Back in Texas

by Maverick Ray & Associates | January 25, 2023 | General,

Ways to Restore Your Gun Rights in the Lone Star State Restoring your gun rights in Texas can be challenging. If you are convicted of certain crimes you could lose your right to possess a firearm temporarily or permanently depending on the case. The best way to protect your gun rights is to hire an […]

Can I Sue My Attacker If They Aren't Found Guilty?

Pursuing Civil Damages After a Sexual Assault Sexual assault survivors are often disheartened by the criminal court system. It is a long, arduous process that in some cases can result in little to no justice for a victim. What few survivors realize is that they can pursue a civil lawsuit to hold their attacker financially […]

Criminal Penalties for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

How to Fight Criminal Aggravated Assault Charges in Texas If you are charged with assault in Texas, you need to consult with a criminal defense attorney. A conviction, even for simple assault, carries significant penalties and may result in up to one year in jail. Aggravated assault, a felony, can carry a prison sentence of […]