How to Prepare For the Legal System As a First-Time Offender

If you’re not used to dealing with the criminal justice system and are accused of a crime, the process can be overwhelming and traumatic. In some cases, the repercussions can be felt even if there is no conviction. Although most people don’t expect that they will be convicted of a crime regardless of their situation in life, it’s important to be informed. Understanding your rights and process from start to finish Read More

DWIs &The Consequences of Conviction

  Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a criminal offense that is commited when a driver is found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.08% or more. Even before a conviction, the charge can have significant legal and personal consequences, which is why it’s important to understand your rights when dealing with law enforcement. The more you learn about the offense and how to interact with police, the better Read More

Things to Keep In Mind When Getting Pulled Over

Have you ever felt the pang of anxiety in your chest when a police car pulls up behind you? The lights aren’t on, and you know that you haven’t done anything wrong, but for some reason their very presence causes discomfort. Law enforcement leverages people’s respect for the law (or tacit intimidation) to their advantage during a DWI stop in an effort to get drivers to incriminate themselves. If you’re pulled over, Read More

State v. Federal Plea Bargaining

Night versus Day/ Apples versus Oranges What is plea bargaining? Plea bargaining is the process that occurs between a prosecutor and defendant when they are seeking a resolution to a criminal case short of a trial.  The prosecutor is seeking a result that promotes justice and deterrence of criminal conduct.  A defendant is seeking a result that provides the best result possible for maintaining Read More

What You Need To Know About Domestic Violence

Being accused of domestic violence is a stressful and complicated process. A simple argument or unresolved emotional issues between close individuals can lead to a physical altercation. Even if the original intent was not to cause harm, an accumulation of good intentions executed poorly can ruin someone’s reputation and even send them to prison. Anyone with close relationships with others has a chance of being Read More

What To Look For In a Criminal Defense Attorney

The US Constitution gives everyone the right to legal representation and a fair trial, but every attorney interprets client care differently. A huge and often overlooked aspect of a “fair trial” is how well your attorney can represent you. This goes beyond deep knowledge of the law and experience. You deserve representation that is not only effective but also respectful of you and your needs. Appearances Read More

Preserving Your Reputation After Criminal Charges

There are some offenses that can impact your life long after the penalty has been paid. When we work with clients accused of emotionally-charged crimes like online solicitation of a minor or embezzlement of public funds, it’s easy to see that they’re worried about their future. Even after their case has been concluded, they’re afraid that their reputation is irreparably damaged. In this era of cancel culture, we Read More

Cryptocurrency Fraud Charges: What You Need to Know

Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and ether has changed the nature of digital transactions. Although it may be argued that these virtual currencies have revolutionized the way money is exchanged and stored, they’ve also created new opportunities for criminals to defraud others and conduct illegal transactions. Unfortunately, the earliest adopters of cryptocurrency were those who used it for money laundering and other Read More

Grand Jury Packets Could Turn Your Case Around

In Texas criminal proceedings, the grand jury plays an essential role in determining whether to charge a defendant with a felony. During a grand jury proceeding, which is held in secret, there is no judge and no attorneys except the prosecutor, who presents their case and calls witnesses.  Once the grand jury has heard the testimony, they will vote on whether to indict the defendant. A jury will decide if the Read More

With Enough Evidence, the State Won’t Fight Back

As always, the concept of "innocent until proven guilty" is an essential part of our judicial system. Unfortunately, in practice, this concept can become an uphill battle. When someone is accused of a crime, they have a right to a fair trial and to be judged by an impartial jury of their peers. They are also entitled to the assistance of a lawyer when facing serious charges. As such, it's our duty to vigorously Read More