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Hiring a Criminal Lawyer – When and How?

Knowing when and how to hire a criminal lawyer is important if you are facing criminal charges or being investigated.  Read below to find out more about when you should retain the services of an experienced criminal lawyer and how you should go about hiring the RIGHT criminal lawyer to represent you.


The Supreme Court and Criminal Law

With the recent vacancy on the US Supreme Court and President Trump’s appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, there is a lot of talk in the media concerning the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Justices.  The media, however, can only seem to focus on political affiliation and dramatize potential changes. In truth, the Supreme Court […]

Supreme Court Decision Concerning Digital Privacy

Carpenter vs United States

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled concerning what type of authorization is required when obtaining historical cell phone records containing the physical location of cell phones from third party cell phone carriers.  The question being, is a warrant required when seeking the comprehensive chronicle of the user’s past […]

Handling Theft Charges for Teenagers and Young Adults

Parents, do you have a teen or young adult that has been arrested for some form of theft?  You aren’t alone.  According to the TxDPS crime reporting website, in Texas in 2017, over 40% of crimes in the theft category were committed young adults between the ages of 18-29.

Shoplifting specifically is at an all-time […]

Defense against Theft Charges

Theft can come in many forms – shoplifting, taking something from someone else’s yard, writing a check that you know will not clear the bank, or refusing to pay and agreed fee for a service that was performed.  Theft can be for a few dollars, or millions of dollars.  Technically, the Texas Penal Code […]

Possession of Marijuana Concentrate or TCH

Possession of Marijuana Concentrate or TCH (“dabs”, “budder”, “BHO”, “710”) in Texas
Have you ever heard of marijuana concentrate or TCH (also called Tetrahydrocannabidiol)?  Well, if you haven’t heard of it yet, you probably will sooner rather than later.

Even though possession of any amount of marijuana is still illegal in the State of Texas, it’s popularity […]

Current Gun Laws – The Basics

In light of recent events, “gun laws” and “gun law reform” have been hot topics in the news. But many people in Texas don’t know what the current gun laws are. So, let’s take a look at the current gun laws in Texas.

First, who can purchase a gun in Texas?
As a general rule, as […]

Update on License to Carry a Handgun Laws

With the passage of House Bill 910, individuals who hold a concealed handgun license (CHL) are now authorized by the State of Texas to openly carry their handgun.  However, there has been a lot of confusion of exactly what this law entails.  As a gun holder, it is important to know your rights before […]

Remove Your Criminal Record from Public View

Remove Your Criminal Record from Public View: Non-Disclosure Attorney
Is a criminal record preventing you from obtaining that new job?  Have you found your mug shot and arrest record online?  If so, please contact me at 817-284-2263 and let me help remove that arrest record from public view.

Not everyone will have an opportunity to expunge, […]

Consequences Associated with A DWI Conviction

Consequences Associated with a DWI Conviction – and Why You Need a Qualified Criminal Lawyer
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is the one crime where people who would not otherwise find themselves in criminal trouble, do find themselves in criminal trouble.  Respected members of our society find themselves arrested and charged with DWI all the time. […]