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Mar 13, 2024
What is a Surety Jail Bond?

When facing criminal charges, the legal process can seem daunting and overwhelming. Hearing the various legal terms and procedural rules can make the situation even more confusing. One common term that often arises is “surety...

Mar 12, 2024
Are There Exceptions to Statutes of Limitations in Texas?

In Texas, like other states, there are statutes of limitations that determine the timeframe within which criminal charges can be filed against an individual. However, there are different exceptions to these statutes of limitati...

Mar 4, 2024
Can You Get Probation for Manslaughter in Texas?

Dealing with serious criminal charges, such as manslaughter, can be overwhelming. You face potentially severe penalties and an uncertain future. If you or someone you know is facing manslaughter charges in Texas, it helps to...

Feb 16, 2024
What’s the Legal Alcohol Limit in Texas?

In this article, you’ll learn the legal alcohol limit for regular, commercial, and underage drivers in the State of Texas. We’ll discuss how police measure the amount of alcohol in your system, as well as an estimate of how...

Feb 16, 2024
Can a Lawyer Get a DUI Dropped? 

Like any criminal charge, a DUI can be dismissed under certain circumstances. An experienced criminal defense lawyer is going to be well-versed in the best, most effective ways to get DWI charges dropped. In this article, you...

Feb 9, 2024
What Is Criminal Speeding?

Exceeding the speed limit can go beyond a mere traffic violation and become a criminal offense—this is known as criminal speeding, and it can have serious consequences. In this blog post, we will delve into what constitutes c...

Feb 9, 2024
What Does Pressing Charges Mean?

Have you ever heard someone say they are going to "press charges" against someone else? It's a phrase that we often come across in movies or TV shows, but what does it mean in the legal world? In this blog post, we will dive in...

Jan 12, 2024
Can the Statute of Limitations Be Extended for Criminal Charges? 

How long do the police have to arrest someone for a crime they may have committed? These legal time limits are referred to as “statutes of limitations.” As you may have seen on cold case crime TV shows, murder has no statut...

Jan 5, 2024
Is a DWI a Felony in Texas?

Many people know someone who has faced charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas and moved on with their lives without too many obvious consequences. In reality, the penalties for a DWI can affect your life in many wa...

Jan 5, 2024
Who Can Issue a Criminal Trespass Warning in Texas?

If you are arrested for trespassing, consult an Austin criminal defense attorney immediately. In the State of Texas, certain property owners and/or their representatives can issue what are called Criminal Trespass Notices (CTNs...

Dec 22, 2023
What is Heat of Passion Manslaughter in Texas?

You may have heard of a crime of passion but wonder how it impacts people in the legal sense. In the state of Texas, the distinction between a crime of passion and murder is extremely important.  That’s why it’s vital t...

Dec 16, 2023
What Is Accidental Manslaughter in Texas?

While other states list manslaughter in various forms, the Texas Penal Code (Section 19.04) defines manslaughter in simpler terms. Involuntary or accidental manslaughter means causing another person’s death as the result of r...

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