Does The Government Need Evidence 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

What Parents Need to Know About Juvenile Cases

We do everything we can to better the lives of our children, but our guidance can only go so far. Facing legal issues is a stressful experience, especially when your child is involved. Juvenile cases are treated differently from their adult counterparts. As a parent, understanding how those differences can help you and your family navigate the system and better protect your child’s rights. Every case is unique, but Read More

It’s Legal For the Police to Lie to You

It seems counterintuitive because many people are raised to believe that law enforcement is there to help, but they absolutely can and do lie. When facing criminal charges, it’s understandable to feel intimidated into believing every word they say, but you still have rights. However, even though their tactics can be questionable, it’s important not to return in kind, because it can and will be used against you. Read More

What You Need To Know About Gun Ownership

Texas has some of the most lenient gun laws in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean there are no regulations to follow. Things like age restrictions, gun classifications, and licenses are designed to keep guns away from people who shouldn’t have them, but the laws are always subject to change. Gun enthusiasts must understand the state and federal laws around them to continue enjoying their right to carry a firearm and Read More

What Happens If You Violate Probation?

Probation is almost like a second chance for those facing jail time after a conviction. People who follow the conditions set by the judge can continue living life as close to normal as possible, with some stipulations. However, it’s easy to enjoy that freedom a little too much and may accidentally violate the terms of their probation. Whether that means going back to jail, or facing different consequences depends on Read More

The Difference Between A DUI And A DWI In Texas

The terms Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) are often used interchangeably in casual conversation, but there are some key differences depending on which state or jurisdiction you’re in. Under Texas law, a person is considered to be intoxicated if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08% or higher, or if they are impaired by drugs or alcohol to the extent that they cannot Read More

What You Need to Know About Bail and Bonds

In the unfortunate event that you have been accused of breaking the law and are arrested, you will likely come into contact with the system of bail and bonds. In the past, we have discussed what to do if you’re arrested, and it’s just as important to know ways to spend as little time in jail as possible. This article will show you the differences between bail and bonds and how they can help you in a difficult Read More

What Do I Do If I’m Arrested?

Being accused of a crime is a traumatic experience that can happen to anyone at any time. Regardless of the nature of the incident, you have a constitutional right to counsel. Unfortunately, law enforcement may take advantage of the time it takes for your lawyer to come to your aid and use their extensive resources to gather a confession, even if you are innocent of any wrongdoing. The steps you can take immediately Read More

Self-Defense in Texas: Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground

Everyone has a right to feel safe in their home and in public. Although it’s rare that you will experience a physical attack or home invasion, when your life's on the line, you don’t want to make concessions. Ending a life is something that can never be taken back, and the experience is traumatic. The last thing anyone wants during this difficult time is to stand before a court and explain that had no choice in the Read More

What is Intoxication Assault?

When many people hear the term intoxication assault, they don’t really know what it means. Some people even assume that it would be when someone gets in a fight while drunk, but that is not actually the case. Intoxication assault is defined in Texas Penal Code Chapter 49. The legal code says, “a person commits an offense if the person, by accident or mistake, while operating an aircraft, watercraft, or amusement ride Read More