Texas Criminal Defense Blog

What Is the Difference Between Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual assault and sexual misconduct are serious actions with devastating effects for both the victim and the defendant. Significant legal distinctions between the two can have important implications for people who perpetrate these crimes. Sexual assault is a crime that involves non-consensual sexual contact, while sexual misconduct refers to a broader range of behaviors that […] Read more

What Is the Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault and rape are serious crimes. If someone has accused you of sexual assault or rape in Dallas, you should contact an attorney with years of experience vigorously defending clients against similar charges. Texas prosecutors take violent sex crimes like rape and sexual assault very seriously, and a conviction for these types of charges […] Read more

Consent Laws in Sexual Assault Cases in Texas

When it comes to sexual assault cases, the law dictates what is and isn’t considered legally consensual in the state of Texas. Consent laws in Texas clearly define what is considered consensual sexual activity and what constitutes sexual assault. These laws are necessary to protect victims of sexual assault as well as those accused of […] Read more

Penalties for Possession of Marijuana in Texas

As states begin to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, people may believe that they can possess a small amount of marijuana without penalty. That is not always the case. In Texas, marijuana is still illegal for recreational purposes, so the person in possession must qualify under the Texas Compassionate Use Program (CPU) and have […] Read more

How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record?

In Texas, a misdemeanor conviction remains on a person’s criminal record indefinitely unless it is expunged by the court. However, certain misdemeanors may be eligible for non-disclosure, which limits access to the conviction by certain entities and individuals. The eligibility and process for non-disclosure can vary depending on the specific offense and the individual’s criminal […] Read more

How to Avoid a DWI During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and already full of spirit. That means party invites are in the mail, and the bubbly is already flowing. It is easy to get caught up in the excesses of the season. The joy of being with family and friends may make you forget how much you’ve had to […] Read more

How to Get a Second DWI Charge Reduced in Texas

Texas takes repeat DWI offenses seriously. Though a second offense is not a felony, it could still change someone’s life if convicted. If you’re in Dallas County and facing a second DWI charge, you could be able to pursue a reduction of the charges to a lesser offense. What Is DWI in Texas? According to […] Read more

Who Is Eligible for a Non-Disclosure Order in Texas?

When most people consider the possibility of being convicted of a crime, their immediate concern is usually a potential penalty such as incarceration or a fine. However, it is important to remember that the consequences of a criminal conviction can affect your life in an ongoing way, even after you have served your sentence and […] Read more

What You Should Know About Your Heroin Charge

If you or a loved one was recently arrested on heroin possession, or if you face charges for manufacturing or delivering the substance in Texas, you are likely very concerned as to the penalties and sentences you could receive if you’re convicted. Texas regards possession of any amount of heroin as a felony, and you […] Read more

Five Reasons Why a Public Defender is a Bad Idea

If you’ve been arrested for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense in Texas, you have a constitutional right to have an attorney represent you throughout the criminal justice process. In addition to claiming your right, you need someone on your side who has knowledge of the law, the courts, and procedures, and you need […] Read more