In the state of Texas, any type or murder degree is designated as criminal homicide. Regardless of the degree assigned to a homicide offense, the consequences in every case are always severe. The highest level of murder defined under the Texas Penal Code is first-degree murder. Capital murder is a type of first-degree murder which…

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This is a question I get asked a lot. It is understandable as the thought of getting arrested for many people is scary. The process is something with which most people are not familiar. Knowing your rights and what to do if accused of a crime is important. In today’s blog, I will take you…

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If you are ever arrested for a DUI, the steps you take to protect yourself, can greatly impact the outcome of the situation for you and those closest to you. You cannot afford to go into court alone, or to hire an inexperienced defense lawyer. You need someone on your side that knows the law…

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At the most basic level, assault constitutes an act of inflicting unwanted physical contact upon a person or the threat to commit such an act. While this represents the definition of assault, it is much more complex. Classes of Assault The first element that makes assault cases complex is the different classes of assault. Misdemeanor…

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A sex crime accusation has serious consequences and can impact the rest of your life, damaging your personal and professional reputation. There are many different types of sex crimes and if you have been accused of a sex crime, it is important to understand what the differences are between the types of sex crimes. Indecency…

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 10.1 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs in 2014. Even more individuals choose to use drugs without ever getting behind the wheel. Although drug use is more common than most people would like to admit, the reality is that being caught…

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If you’re arrested for a DUI/DWI, it’s essential to understand the risks this poses for your future — especially if you opt to go it alone. If you are convicted of DUI/DWI – even your first – you will lose your driver’s license, pay a fine, court fees and surcharges totaling thousands of dollars. You…

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There are many misconceptions when it comes to information about DUI/DWI. To help sort out any preconceived ideas about what might cause an arrest or whether a DUI charge will stick, here are five busted myths about DUI and DWI. 1. Only people who drink and drive get arrested. Not true. Sober drivers are arrested…

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Take Your Case Seriously The cornerstone of our criminal justice system is that you are innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion usually convicts without the evidence. While there are countless men and women who should be believed by law enforcement and loved ones when they come forward to tell their stories,…

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