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Archives for: March, 2018

Mar 29
2018

A Texas DWI Charge Is Not a Conviction

Drunk Driving | DWI

If you have been charged with a DWI in Texas, don’t think that a conviction is certain. There are all kinds of ways that you may be able to beat your charges.

Which is a good thing, because the consequences here can be quite severe. You can lose your license for a set period of time, face higher insurance costs, and possibly even serve jail time.

An experienced DWI lawyer will be able to help you put together the strongest possible defense for your specific situation. In this post, we’ll detail several potential defenses that might work in your case.

The Police Had No Probable Cause for Arrest

To pull you over, police must have probable cause that you were [...]

Mar 21
2018

What You Need to Know about Violating a Texas Protective Order

Protective Orders

If you have been charged with violating a protective order in Texas, you could face significant penalties. In this post, we’ll explain how protective orders work, what constitutes a violation, and what happens next if you have already been charged.

How Protective Orders Work in Texas

A protective order is serious, because it means that you have been issued a direct order by a judge to refrain from certain activities. If you violate the conditions of the protective order, serious repercussions can result.

These types of orders are normally issued in cases of domestic violence. They are issued with the intent of protecting victims from assaults, threats, or even the presence of the offender. If you are under a protective [...]

Mar 16
2018

Theft Defense Strategies: How to Fight Back against Texas Charges

Theft Crimes

If you are facing theft charges in Texas, there are many defenses a qualified attorney may be able to use to fight your charges. In this post, we’ll detail the various strategies that may work in your case.

Texas Theft Charge Defenses

Theft is defined by Texas law as permanently depriving someone of the possession of property without express permission.

Here are several defenses that may work, depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

Honest Mistake

If you honestly believed that the property belonged to you at the time the incident occurred, and you can provide evidence proving your case, this defense may work for you.

This may work if you borrowed the item but forgot to return it. [...]

Mar 8
2018

Don’t Get a Texas Disorderly Conduct Charge This St. Paddy’s Day

Disorderly Conduct

 

Many Texans will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish food and green beer this year, but it’s important not to let your partying get out of hand, or you could potentially face two charges: disorderly conduct and public intoxication. In this post, we’ll detail the charges and penalties for you.

Disorderly Conduct in Texas

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, many people could be partying two days or more, and things may get rowdy. Be careful, though. Losing control can land you in jail and cost you significant fines.

In a recent St. Patrick’s Day case, six people were arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct for engaging in a fight outside a club in [...]

Mar 2
2018

Why are You Facing a Texas Aggravated Assault Charge?

Aggravated Assault

If you’re facing an aggravated assault charge in Texas, you may wonder what the difference is between simple assault and aggravated assault. In this post, we’ll explain the difference and tell you what you can do to fight your charges.

Texas Assault Charges

Simple Assault

In Texas, you can be charged with simple assault for the following reasons:

  • You intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another person.
  • You intentionally or knowingly threatened another person with imminent bodily injury.
  • You intentionally or knowingly caused physical contact with another person when you had knowledge or should have had reasonable knowledge that the other person would find the physical contact offensive or provocative.

Simple assault is usually a class C misdemeanor [...]

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