• Creative Lawyering? The Affluenza Defense in Texas

      No two situations are exactly the same. Every picture, scene or witness tells a unique story. These stories have different endings depending on the way they get told. This idea is similar to how ...

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    • Don’t Turn Holiday Cheer to Tears: Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

      In case you couldn’t tell from all the Christmas paraphernalia in the stores, the holidays are coming on quickly. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day many will be driving to share the holidays ...

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    • Drunk Driving Around the World: Focus on Thailand’s Victim Impact Panel

      Thailand has the second worst record in the world for traffic fatalities. During the annual Songkran holiday, hundreds of thousands of Thais take to the streets to return to their towns and villages ...

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    • Defending DWI Charges: Involuntary Intoxication

      A recent survey of the strictest DWI laws in country landed Texas as the 10th strictest state . When charged with DWI under Texas law, some defenses typically available in criminal trials are not ...

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    • Bail Bonds and DWI

      If you are ever arrested for DWI in the Dallas area one important question you will have to answer is how you will post bond to ensure that you can leave jail as soon as possible. But what is a bail ...

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    • Celebrating Independence and the Bill of Rights

      As the weather warms across the country, and the long days of summer descend upon us, many begin to think about the country’s beginnings. It was a July 4th in 1776 when the Continental Congress of the ...

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    • DWI Charges and Ignition Interlock Devices

      Explaining ignition interlocks and your DWI charge. When you are convicted of a DWI charge , whether it was your first, second or third offense, there will be several serious penalties and fines that ...

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    • Breathalyzer for Blood Alcohol Content?

      In the state of Texas it is illegal to operate a vehicle in a public place while under the influence of alcohol. Whether a person is under the influence of alcohol can be determined a couple of ...

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    • A System Based on Trust

      Breaking news from the state of New Jersey reveals just how our system of justice is based on trust. In that story, a police officer in charge of calibrating Breathalyzers is accused of skipping a ...

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    • Court of Appeals Reverses County Court on License Suspension

      In most cases, when a person is pulled over on suspicion of DWI, the police will ask that the suspect take a breathalyzer to estimate blood alcohol content. Under Texas law, the driver has the choice ...

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    • What Exactly is a Plea Bargain?

      I think it’s safe to say that almost all Texans are familiar with the term “plea bargain.” It’s used in film and on television and most people have a basic understanding of what it is and what it ...

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    • What Happens When You Get Caught With Weed in Texas?

      Getting caught with weed is no big deal these days, right? Times are changing, as are states’ marijuana laws. Well, most states. Actually, weed laws in Texas are still harsh, no matter the amount of ...

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    • What's the Difference Between Felonies & Misdemeanors in Texas?

      In general, people are aware that there is a difference between felonies and misdemeanors. They know that felonies are for the more severe crimes and misdemeanors are for the less serious crimes. But ...

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    • Ignition Interlock Devices: An Overview

      Ignition interlock devices (IID) are often ordered as part of sentencing for DWI charges in Texas. When installed, the device prevents an individual from operating their vehicle if their breath ...

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    • U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Major DWI Case

      The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to take on and decide a DWI case that could have major repercussions to DWI law across the country. The High Court will rule whether Minnesota’s implied-consent ...

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    • DWI Conviction Ends in Nine Year Sentence

      If you were under the impression that a DWI convictions are no big deal, think again. A Galveston area man was recently convicted of DWI and will now serve a nine year sentence. This case reveals what ...

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  • FAQ
    • Collin County Court FAQ’s

      If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in Collin County, Texas, you may have a variety of questions about your case, fees, and court dates. It is vital to educate yourself on ...

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    • Texas Grand Jury Proceedings

      What is a Grand Jury in Texas? A grand jury is different from the more commonly known jury trial. A grand jury is used to aid in determining whether criminal charges should be brought against a ...

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    • Dallas’ New Marijuana Policies: What They Mean (and What They Don’t)

      After years of throwing people in jail for possessing small amounts of marijuana, the city of Dallas made a major change in how to handle this. It was announced that people caught with small amounts ...

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    • Major Study Shows Marijuana DWI Laws are Flawed

      One of the oldest and most respected driving associations in America recently published a study with profound implications for the state of marijuana DWI laws. According to that study, there is no ...

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    • Marijuana and Driving in Texas

      Much to the surprise of many Texas drivers, state DWI laws prohibit more than just intoxication from alcohol. Texas Penal Code 49.04 defines intoxicated driving as being caused by any substance that ...

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    • Another North Texas Police Agency on Watch

      Last month Dallas Police Chief, David Brown, suspended DWI Field Sobriety training for new recruits . Now another local agency is being scrutinized for its training methods. The Texas Commission on ...

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    • What is Illegal to Search for on the Internet?

      You see it all the time on TV and in the news: criminals getting busted because of their online search history. But how do you know what is illegal to search for on the Internet? And how do you go ...

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    • The Top 4 Dangers of Hiring Cheap Lawyers in Dallas

      We know that considering the dangers of cheap criminal lawyers in Dallas wasn’t your first thought this morning. But what if 5 minutes made the difference between freedom and a derailed life? We all ...

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    • The Romeo & Juliet Law in Texas: How It Works

      If you want to know why the Romeo and Juliet law in Texas is necessary, then familiarize yourself with an all-too-common scenario: A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl are dating. They are a grade ...

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    • Utah Begins Trend by Lowering BAC Level

      Several states over the past year have been debating whether to decrease the legal limit of alcohol one can have and drive. Utah has now passed and implemented legislation to lower its legal blood ...

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    • What Happens if I Refuse a Breath or Blood Test?

      If you are pulled over for suspected DWI in Texas, you will be asked to submit to a breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). Under the state’s implied consent law, anyone ...

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    • DWI Charges and Ignition Interlock Devices

      Explaining ignition interlocks and your DWI charge. When you are convicted of a DWI charge , whether it was your first, second or third offense, there will be several serious penalties and fines that ...

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    • Change in Texas Warrant Law

      A recent Texas Court of Criminal Appeals case has created a new wrinkle to the law pertaining to warrants in Texas. The Court in Wehrenberg v. State has adopted the “independent source doctrine,” ...

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