Texas Criminal Defense Blog

What Is a Retainer Fee?

A retainer fee is money that is paid upfront to secure the services of a criminal defense lawyer or other professional. A retainer fee is always paid before the work begins and may not represent the total final cost of the service. While this sounds straightforward, retainer fees can get a little more complicated. When […] Read more

How Do I Know if I Have the Right Defense Lawyer?

Most people will hire a lawyer only once or twice during their lifetime. In some cases, a client may never know if the attorney did a good or a bad job for them. However, when you need a criminal defense attorney, choosing the wrong one can have grave consequences. If you’re accused of a crime […] Read more

Do Felonies Stay on Your Record?

The short answer is that without any further legal action, a felony charge or conviction will remain on your record for the rest of your life. However, Texas law offers two options to have your criminal record changed or sealed. In Texas, a charge may either be expunged or sealed by a court order under […] Read more

Top Reasons You Should Take a Plea Deal

Thanks to popular television shows, many people have a general idea of what a plea bargain is. At the most basic level, a plea bargain is a negotiated deal with the prosecutor’s office that can change the charge against a defendant or the sentence a defendant must serve. A plea deal can also include restitution […] Read more

What Counts as Possession?

Various crimes can involve illegal or controlled substances. However, possession is the most common offense. If you have been arrested for drug possession, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand what counts as possession under Texas law and whether you may have defenses against your charges. It’s essential to contact an experienced criminal […] Read more

I’ve Been Charged with Assault. Now What?

If you are arrested and charged with assault, you may not know what lies ahead of you. It’s imperative to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away if you are charged with assault. Our seasoned legal team at the will be with you every step of the way and fight for the best outcome […] Read more

How to Approach a Cocaine Charge 

Texas is notoriously tough on drug offenders. Being charged with possession of a controlled substance, especially cocaine, can land an individual with significant legal penalties. These penalties can include fines and a lengthy prison sentence, not to mention the effects a conviction may have on a person’s ability to find employment, housing, and future educational […] Read more

What Qualifies as Drug Paraphernalia? 

You don’t have to be caught with drugs in the state of Texas to be charged with a drug-related crime. Being in possession of drug paraphernalia can cause a legal headache and wreck your personal and professional reputation. Yet, what exactly is considered drug paraphernalia? Plastic baggies are legal items, so why can they be […] Read more

How Long Does a DUI Stay on My Record?

A DUI or DWI conviction is a criminal conviction and can cause as much difficulty in your life as any other conviction. In today’s internet-connected society, your DUI can pop up on a job search or background check at the most inopportune times, even if it was years ago and you had forgotten all about […] Read more

What You Need To Know About Your Minor’s Marijuana Possession Charge

Every parent fears the call in the middle of the night: the police station telling you your child has been arrested. Or the half-defiant, half-apologetic request to come down and bail them out. “I’m really sorry, but….” After the anger and tears have subsided, you may wonder what this will mean, especially if your child […] Read more