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Category: Criminal Defense

Apr 16

What are the Chances Your Texas Criminal Charges Will Be Dropped?

Criminal Defense

Criminal charges are serious business, and the criminal justice process can endure for a long time –  and perhaps be quite confusing. You may have heard of criminal charges being dismissed or dropped, but what does that really entail?

Here’s what you need to know about dropping criminal charges in Texas – what it means when it’s possible, and if federal charges might persist after state charges are dismissed.

What Does It Mean to Drop Criminal Charges?

It’s a fact that many cases will never see the inside of the courtroom. That’s because, in many cases, the prosecution and defense may reach a deal. The prosecution may even decide to drop the charges altogether.

Whether a case is dismissed or [...]

Feb 20

Do’s and Don’ts When Getting Detained in Texas

Criminal Defense | Resisting Arrest

You may think you know what you’d do if you were ever arrested by police, but what you think and what may actually transpire can be two totally different things. In fact, for some people, it ends in an additional criminal charge tacked on: resisting arrest.

A College Station man was recently arrested on several outstanding warrants. He could have chosen to go with officers peacefully, but what happened was anything but peaceful.

When the officers attempted to detain him, he ran away. Once they caught up with him, he physically resisted being handcuffed. It took three officers to safely and effectively detain him.

In Texas, there are laws and penalties surrounding resisting arrest that every person should be aware [...]

Dec 8

Six Quick Tips for Hiring Your Texas Criminal Defense Law Firm

Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges can be a terrifying possibility. Not only with respect to having your freedom and reputation on the line but also simply because so many people are unfamiliar with the inner working of the criminal justice system.

Your ability to have legal counsel represent you in court is something guaranteed by the United States Constitution, and it’s a right you should exercise when facing criminal charges.

So how do you know where to even begin hiring a Texas criminal defense attorney? Here are a few quick tips to help you get started.

Do You Really Need a Lawyer?

If you’re being charged with a lower-level crime, such as a misdemeanor, do you really need an attorney? The answer [...]

Dec 4

Surefire Signs It’s Time to Hire a Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense

The Constitution of the United States protects your rights, even if you’ve been accused of a crime. The Sixth Amendment allows for anyone accused of a crime to secure an attorney to represent them in court.

From the time you are arrested, you have the right to hire an attorney – but when should you actually bring one on board? Here’s what you need to know about hiring a criminal defense attorney and when it might be time.

Hiring an Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, then it’s imperative to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you.

Don’t forget that many crimes have steep penalties that can result in jail time for years. You do not want to [...]

Aug 23

More Than 160 Drug Convictions Tied to Houston Officers are Dismissed

Criminal Defense | Drug Crimes | Police Misconduct

Drug charges are never to be taken lightly. In severe cases, conviction can result in years in prison and extremely high fines. However, just as there are laws that regular people must follow in order to avoid being arrested and prosecuted, police officers have rules and regulations that have to be obeyed as well. If this doesn’t happen, your case can be dismissed.

This is exactly what happened recently in Houston, where more than 160 cases were dismissed due to faulty arrests and police corruption. Moreover, as ABC News describes, “Prosecutors expect more cases will be dismissed. Earlier Wednesday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals declared that one of the individuals whose case was dismissed earlier this year…was innocent.” The [...]

Apr 22

How a Defense Strategy Can Change When a TX Assault is Aggravated

Assault | Criminal Defense

Assault is considered a violent crime, but the severity of what someone is charged with depends on the circumstances surrounding an incident.

Generally speaking, there are two classes of Texas assault charges – simple assault and aggravated assault. Crimes range from misdemeanor charges to felony sentencing.

Because of the vast difference in penalties associated with an aggravated assault conviction, it is vital to have a defense strategy that is tailored to your specific case.

Let’s take a look at how the law defines these two classes of assault, and how your defense strategy might change when assault charges are aggravated.

Simple Assault in Texas

A simple assault is charged when a person knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes injury to someone [...]

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