What Are my Plea Options in Texas Court?

After being brought to court, the most important decision you have to make is what plea you will make. In Texas, you have the options of guilty, not guilty, and no contest. Most people are familiar with guilty or not guilty, but the plea of no contest provides an important option that could save you from a civil suit in the future. Not Guilty If you plea not guilty, a trial will be held to determine your culpability Read More

What happens in the federal justice system after I’ve been arrested?

When you’ve been arrested for a federal crime, the first thing you should consider is legal counsel. Regardless of your situation, an experienced criminal defense attorney will protect you and ensure that your ability to defend your case is not compromised. You should make known your desire to have an attorney as soon as possible, which should be immediately. If you are starting to be questioned, especially after Read More

Are You Eligible for a Non-Disclosure or Expunction in Texas?

One thing most people dread about an arrest or conviction is simply having that “event” on their criminal record for all eternity. Many jobs require candidates to go through background checks during the interview process. Fair or not, those with arrests or convictions on their record have these criminal events hanging around their necks.  In some circumstances, though, Texans may limit the ability of certain Read More

How to Behave if the Police Want to Speak With You in Texas

Knowing that the police are investigating you about a possible crime is not a comfortable feeling. That same stress can be more acute when you are stopped by police or actually arrested. No matter what happens with law enforcement, you still have certain rights as a Texan and American.  However, the onus is on you, in many cases, to assert those rights. Below are some essential tips for dealing with the Read More

You Got Arrested For DWI in Texas. What Happens Next?

More than half of Texans 21 and older regularly drink alcohol, and the state contains nearly 18 million licensed drivers. It’s not surprising, then, that driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common crimes in Texas. That doesn’t make a DWI arrest any less frightening for defendants and their families.  If you or someone close to you is fresh off a DWI arrest, you probably have dozens of questions. Below, Read More

A Primer on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

When most people hear the term “drug trafficking,” they imagine large vehicles transporting huge amounts of drugs across state (or even national) borders. In fact, while trafficking certainly does encompass the transportation of drugs, it is also used to describe a wide array of other actions involving controlled or counterfeit substances.  Definition of Federal Drug Trafficking  21 USC § 841 makes it illegal to Read More

Could You Be Unwittingly Violating the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute?

Referring patients to a specialist—podiatrist, neurologist, or ENT, for example—is a common outcome for many patients seen by general practitioners and internists. Webs of connected medical professionals are more complex than ever. While many can interpret that as one of many signs of an advancing health care system, government programs are keen to make sure medical referrals, services, and products are made in good Read More

Kevin B. Ross Named 2020 Texas Super Lawyer

For the 8th consecutive year, Kevin B. Ross has been named a 2020 Texas Super Lawyer. Honored as a Texas Criminal Defense Super Lawyer from 2013 – 2020, Kevin was named a Texas Rising Star Criminal Defense Lawyer from 2004 – 2011. Texas Super Lawyers is a service of Thomson Reuters. This honor is received by those who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The honor is awarded to no more than 5% of Read More

Kristen Beckman joins the Law Office of Kevin B. Ross, P.C.

https://www.rosscrimlaw.com/kristen-beckman/ The post Kristen Beckman joins the Law Office of Kevin B. Ross, P.C. appeared first on Law Office of Kevin B. Ross, P.C.. Read More

Public Intoxication – What you should know….

Often times people will get together and go out for a night on the town, to a sporting event, or to a party and find themselves in a situation where they are arrested for “public intoxication.”  What is the offense of public intoxication? A person commits the offense of public intoxication if he  appears  in a  public place  while  intoxicated  to the degree  that he is a  danger to himself or to another . TX Read More