What Everyone Should Know about “White Collar” Crime

White collar crime, a term encompassing a range of non-violent offenses, is a serious issue driven by financial gain and often occurring within commercial environments. While these crimes can involve individuals from any industry, they are most commonly associated with business professionals and public officials. These offenses, rooted in deceit or abuse of trust, can have significant and far-reaching impacts on Read More

Don’t Rely on TV to Understand Your Legal Rights

Miranda Rights, a fundamental aspect of the American legal system, play a crucial role in protecting individuals during police encounters. Understanding these rights is not just about reciting a few lines from a TV show; it's about knowing your legal protections and how to exercise them properly. Your “True” Miranda Rights Miranda Rights, rooted in the Fifth Amendment, are designed to prevent self-incrimination Read More

When Your Kid Gets in Trouble at School

Discovering that your child is in trouble at school is a stressful experience for any parent or guardian. This situation becomes even more stressful and complicated when law enforcement becomes involved. Schools in Texas, like elsewhere, are environments where children spend a significant portion of their day, under the supervision and authority of adults other than their parents. When issues of safety and discipline Read More

Addressing Charges Related to Unlawful Border Crossings

In light of the near-constant border crisis in Texas, federal crimes related to immigration, such as illegal reentry after deportation and alien smuggling, are at the forefront of media attention. The government has labeled these as critical areas of concern due to their implications for national security, public safety, and the integrity of the United States' immigration system. These offenses are considered federal Read More

I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong, Do I Still Need A Lawyer?

The short answer to the question posed in the title of this article will always be: “Yes, of course!” When faced with legal matters, whether interacting with government entities and law enforcement or navigating personal legal issues, the importance of having a lawyer cannot be overstated. The legal world and law enforcement policies are full of  nuances that, without proper guidance, can lead to unintended Read More

Intoxication Manslaughter: When Drinking & Driving Ends a Life

Intoxication manslaughter is an immensely serious legal charge in Texas (or any state, for that matter). These charges come when someone is accused of causing a deadly accident while driving a vehicle, flying an aircraft, sailing a watercraft, or operating an amusement ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These accidents have major effects, not just on the people involved, but also on the community and legal Read More

5 Essential Steps to Take If You’re Accused of a Sexual Crime

Being accused of a sexual crime is a serious and life-altering event. The implications can extend far beyond the legal realm, affecting your reputation, career, and personal relationships. It’s a situation that demands careful navigation of the legal system, a clear understanding of your rights, and an acknowledgement of the emotional weight the allegations carry. No two cases will be exactly the same, but there are Read More

Alcohol Complicates Feelings & Your Defense

The holidays are some of the happiest times of the year, bringing families together for celebrations from all over the world. Unfortunately, these joyful occasions can also be a source of stress and conflict. A single evening of intoxication has the potential to upend your life and limit the freedoms you can enjoy. In Texas, when intoxication leads to serious bodily harm such as situations involving assault or a car Read More

Zero Tolerance Doesn’t Mean There’s “Zero Chance”

Facing a DUI charge is a daunting experience for anyone, but when you're under the age of 21, the situation becomes even more challenging. You’re probably feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what lies ahead. Although convictions can be expensive and potentially harm your future job opportunities, there are valuable tips to help you understand your rights and protect yourself from self-incrimination. Understanding Read More

What Evidence Does the Government Need for Conspiracy Charges?

Federal conspiracy crimes are serious offenses that can carry significant penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and probation. But even if you never expected to be caught up in criminal activity, understanding how the government investigates potential conspiracies can change how you interact with acquaintances, associates, and even other businesses. It goes without saying, but if you’re under investigation for Read More