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

A Proactive Strategy Goes a Long Way

There is no question that due diligence is an important part of any criminal case. When it comes to defending from criminal charges, it is essential to have an understanding of the facts of the case and how best to defend yourself. As such, a lot of the work of the case occurs in the discovery process, where we gather information about the case. With careful preparation and an experienced attorney, you may be able to Read More

Great Evidence Can Save You From Trial

We all know that the right evidence goes a long way to prove one’s innocence in the courtroom, but with great evidence, you may not have to take the fight to the courtroom at all. Through extensive preparation and strategy, a prosecutor may realize they don’t stand a chance, and drop the charges then and there. Today we’re discussing one of our prior client’s cases where this exact situation occurred, and how it Read More