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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 […]

Black History Month and Inequality in the Justice System

Black History Month honors the fight for justice and equality for African Americans. It celebrates the countless achievements of black Americans and recognizes their central role in our country’s history.  Although Black History Month is a time for us to reflect on our progress in achieving equality and justice for all Americans, we must not […]

The Dopest Lawyer's Guide to Texas Gun Laws

by Maverick Ray & AssociatesJanuary 19, 2022
Firearm Rights and Responsibilities in the State For many Texans, carrying a firearm is a cherished right that they vigorously protect. In some cases, it is what draws people to the state. While Texas has some of the most lenient gun laws in the nation, there are still significant restrictions regarding who, where, and how […]

The Dopest Lawyer’s Guide to Preparing for Trial or Hearing

by Maverick Ray & AssociatesNovember 3, 2021
10 Things to Know Before You Appear in Court Going to court can be a stressful experience. The more prepared you are, the less anxiety you will have about the entire process. The most important thing to remember is that if you are ordered to appear in court, you must show up in person or […]

The Dopest Lawyer’s Guide to DWI/DUI Arrests

by Maverick Ray & AssociatesNovember 2, 2021
What to Do (And Not to Do) If You Are Pulled Over or Facing DWI Charges in Texas Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most commonly-charged offenses in Texas. Fighting DWI charges can be extremely difficult without the assistance of an experienced, trial-tested lawyer.  If you are arrested for DWI/DUI in Texas, you […]

The Dopest Lawyer’s Guide to Talking with the Police

by Maverick Ray & AssociatesSeptember 8, 2021
Understanding Your Rights When Approached by Law Enforcement Talking to police can be nerve-wracking. Whether you have been pulled over for a vehicle violation or are being investigated, it might feel like you’re being treated as guilty before ever stepping foot in a courtroom.  When a police officer approaches you, it is important to know […]

5 Crimes Texas Law Is Toughest On

Strict Penalties and Harsh Sentences Make the State Known for Being Tough on Crime Texas has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country and has the most people behind bars. Despite efforts to reduce the prison population, many offenses, including non-violent, low-level misdemeanors and felonies, are still harshly penalized.  At Maverick Ray & […]

Maverick Ray Featured on Oxygen for Defending Man Accused of Impersonating Bruno Mars

Mr. Ray Maintains Client’s Innocence in Celebrity Catfish Scam  38-year-old Chinwendu Azuonwu has been accused of impersonating best-selling music artist Bruno Mars in order to swindle a 63-year-old out of money. He is being represented by Houston’s heavy-hitter defense lawyer, Maverick Ray. Both Mr. Azuonwu and Maverick Ray deny his involvement in a catfish scheme […]

What’s the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor in Texas?

How Texas Classifies Crimes and Determines Penalties Texas classifies crimes into misdemeanors and felonies depending on the nature of the crime itself, the offender’s previous convictions or criminal background, and aggravating circumstances that may enhance penalties for the underlying offense. Felonies are considered more serious crimes and usually result in a state prison sentence if […]
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