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Archives for: January, 2018

Jan 25
2018

What Not to Do If a Texas Cop Tries to Pull You Over for DWI

DWI

Getting a Texas DWI is a big deal, but there are far worse situations you can find yourself in. Recently, a man tried to avoid getting pulled over for a DWI by leading police on a high-speed chase and got a lot more than he bargained for.

What happened?

Rueben Prado Vargas, 28, was arrested on several counts after allegedly refusing to stop when a police officer pulled him over for suspected drunk driving. Vargas reportedly fled the scene in his vehicle, racing at high speeds and leading police in a chase through Carrollton and Dallas.

Eventually, he allegedly crashed into a parked patrol car, which injured an off-duty police officer sitting in the vehicle. Vargas was said to [...]

Jan 18
2018

What to Expect after Getting a Texas Assault Charge

Assault | Criminal Defense

If you are arrested on assault charges in Texas, it is important to understand the legal process that you will have to go through. This way, you’ll be more prepared at each step of the journey and give yourself a better chance of achieving a positive outcome.

Below, you’ll find a step-by-step walkthrough of the legal process following your arrest for assault.

Appearing before a judge

Within 48 hours of the arrest, you will appear before a magistrate, or judge, who will read you the charges and inform you of certain rights, such as your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney.

It is impossible to stress enough the importance of retaining experienced legal counsel as [...]

Jan 12
2018

How to Fight Back If You Got a Texas Shoplifting Charge This Christmas

Shoplifting/Retail Theft

Inventory loss is a significant cost for any retailer, especially around the holidays. For this reason, retailers large and small increase store security during the Christmas season, and are likely to prosecute even minor shoplifting offenses.

If you are facing Texas shoplifting charges after this holiday season, it is important to take the matter seriously and be proactive. Even if you are facing seemingly minor charges with relatively small penalties, a criminal record can compromise employment, housing, student loan prospects, and more.

Fortunately, a knowledgeable Texas theft defense attorney can help you to develop a strong defense, maximizing your change of an acquittal. Your attorney can also help you assess whether alternative options such as pretrial diversion programs or plea [...]

Jan 5
2018

DWI: When Is Driving Intoxicated a Felony in Texas?

Drunk Driving | DWI

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction is life-changing no matter how it is charged, as you will face long probationary periods, suspension of your driver’s license, and the long-term consequences of having a criminal record.

However, when a DWI is charged as a felony-level offense, these consequences are much more grievous. Felony-level DWI offenses are sentenced far more severely. Moreover, as a convicted felon, your freedom will be compromised.

So, when is a DWI offense charged as a felony, and what are the criminal penalties?

Felony-Level DWI Offenses and Penalties in Texas

A DWI is generally only charged as a felony if it is a third or greater offense. However, there are certain circumstances under which you will be charged [...]

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