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How Do I Get My Criminal Record Cleared in Houston?

by Maverick Ray & AssociatesSeptember 13, 2022
How Hiring an Attorney Can Help You Get Your Record Sealed or Expunged Being arrested or convicted of a crime can have long-term implications. It can affect your ability to find work. It can make it harder to get into school. It can even make it more difficult to obtain a loan. Recognizing how much […]

How to Get Marijuana DWI Charges Reduced in Texas

Why You Need an Attorney If You Are Arrested for a Marijuana DWI Despite a growing trend of states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it is still unlawful to use or possess the drug in Texas. Additionally, it is against the law to drive while intoxicated by the substance. A marijuana DWI is […]

Can I Refuse a Baggage Search at the Airport?

Understanding Your Rights When at the Airport You have likely heard that unless a valid exception applies, the United States Constitution protects you from unreasonable search and seizure. While you are still protected by the Fourth Amendment at the airport, security screeners have the right to search you and your belongings for prohibited items. In […]

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 […]
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