Posted on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 2:37 pm
NEW TEXAS LAW ALLOWS FOR NON-DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN DWI OFFENSES. OLDER CONVICTIONS COULD BE ELIGIBLE.
NEW LAW IS RETROACTIVE.
TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 411 WAS AMENDED EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.
Because of a new law that has just been passed, now even those convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) may be eligible to have that offense non-disclosed.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Non-disclosures seal your record from private entities performing background checks – including potential employers.
WHEN ARE YOU ELIBIGLE TO PETITION FOR THIS NEW, NON-DISCLOSURE?
On the 2nd anniversary of your sentence completion:
Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 4:22 am
“Any lawyer worth his salt will tell the suspect in no uncertain terms to make no statement to the police under any circumstances”
– Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General Robert Jackson.
Edwin Meese, also, a former U.S. Attorney general has remarked that the average American has, “little or no hope of knowing all of the thousands of criminal law statutes – and tens of thousands of criminal law regulations – by which they must abide in order to remain on the right side of the law. This is one of the primary reasons why it is no longer possible to avoid becoming a criminal by relying on one’s conscience and general understanding of the law.”
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 3:51 pm
1. WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?
TEXAS PENAL CODE Sec. 22.01:
ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;
(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or
(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
2. WHAT IS THE PUNISHMENT FOR ASSAULT?
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 3:21 pm
DO NOT TALK TO ANYONE
What you say to anyone else – other than your lawyer – is admissible against you.
YOUR FIRST CALL MUST BE TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS EXPERIENCED IN HANDLING THESE TYPES OF CHARGES.
That means an attorney who has experience in trying these types of cases in a jury trial. Most attorneys are not trial attorneys and even fewer still are trial attorneys who try sex cases. And, of all categories of criminal cases, sex cases are the most likely types of cases to end up in a jury trial.
Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 3:03 pm
Drug defense lawyers in Bexar County are doing an important job for their clients. They defend individuals who have been accused of drug related crimes. These are serious offenses, accompanied by serious consequences. If you or your loved one has been charged with a drug related crime, call an experienced defense lawyer right away to get someone on your side.
A drug related offense is any crime that involves illegal substances. It could be drug possession, the selling of drugs, carrying drug paraphernalia, or, among others, drug manufacturing. Perhaps you were not harming anyone else, you didn’t intend to sell any drugs – it was simple possession – but you were arrested by the police and charged.
Posted on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 3:08 pm
When a person is charged with a crime, it follows them for the rest of their life. This can make it very difficult to find gainful employment, buy a home, rent an apartment, or even get a car loan. If this has happened and you are trying to get on with your life, it is time to call a Bexar County expunction lawyer. A Bexar County expunction lawyer will help their client file the appropriate paperwork, petition the court, confer with the various law enforcement agencies and advocate before the Court. In order to move forward with a happy and productive life, your old criminal record may need to be erased.
Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 8:37 am
If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, then hire a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer immediately; one who is experienced, successful and recognized by their peers. Such a criminal defense lawyer can defend their clients against charges like assault, sexual assault, robbery, drug related crimes, property crimes, DWI, and even murder. These are just a few of the serious crimes and charges that come with major consequences including many years of prison time. Getting these charges dropped, lessened or acquitted requires the skilled hand of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. The sooner the lawyer is consulted the better equipped they will be to do their job.
Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 6:12 am
The term ‘drugs’ covers at least two main categories: prescription and illegal, and both can get an individual into trouble if they are not careful. It is common knowledge that only the person who is prescribed a medication should take it, but often it is easy to share with a friend or family member and then they get caught by a random employment drug test. On the flip side, there are the illegal drugs that are sold on the street that result in a variety of different charges and consequences based on the amount found with the person.
Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 5:20 am
A San Antonio drug defense lawyer is your best advocate if you have been accused of a drug related crime. The minute you are arrested and charged, call an experienced lawyer. Drug defense lawyers must know the law and how to try a case. They must constantly keep current on search and seizure law – both state and federal. If you expect to achieve the best outcome possible, you need the best, experienced, and diligent lawyer you can find.
Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:08 am
San Antonio criminal defense lawyers play an important role in defending those people who have been accused of committing a crime. They are seasoned lawyers who have the requisite experience, knowledge and talent in and out of the courtroom. If you’ve been accused of a crime, it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer right away.