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Order of Nondisclosure — You May Be Able to Seal Your Record for a DWI

The legislature has recently amended the Texas Government Code to permit the sealing, under certain conditions, of your criminal record for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest and conviction with an order of nondisclosure — Texas put this law into effect September 1, 2017. An order of nondisclosure (by Texas law) is sent by the Read More

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Arrested for DWI — Your First Offense

If you do a quick Google search for “DWI first offense,” “DWI arrest,” or “DWI attorney,” you will be flooded by high-pressure ads that make huge promises about the toughest defenses by attorneys who seem confident they can deliver a complete acquittal, no matter the circumstances or evidence. You’re likely to hear strongly implied guarantees Read More

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How to Choose a Criminal Defense lawyer

After you have suffered the indignity of arrest, handcuffs, and a night or two in jail, the very next challenge you face is deciding how to choose a criminal defense lawyer. How to Choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer — What to Look For This article will give you a few pointers about hiring a criminal Read More

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Grand Jury – Texas Style

The Grand Jury in American and Texas jurisprudence is a very old institution that has at its core the duty to hear, investigate, and vote on whether to True-Bill or No-Bill any felony level offense that is referred to it for consideration. Most people do not know how it works or just what a Grand Read More

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What You Should Know About Identity Theft

Technological advancements in today’s society have changed nearly every aspect of everyday life. From communicating with loved ones to shopping for goods and services, all you need seems to only be a click or swipe away. Despite all the good that comes from the convenience of technology and online abilities, it’s easier now than ever Read More

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What You Need to Know About Fraud

In life, there’s rarely an easy way out of anything. It may be very difficult to make any headway in a certain challenge, but powering through and/or exploring other viable options are always better than committing a fraudulent act. “Fraud” is a general term used to describe a dishonest means of obtaining something of value Read More

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When the Dog Bites

This phrase from The Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things” will bring you no comfort when the local Animal Control Officer comes knocking at your door, demanding you turn over your pet for quarantine because your furry companion bit someone. You may be surprised to know what little recourse one has in order to free Read More

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Five Criminal Defense Facts You Must Know

Being charged with a crime following an arrest can bring about some serious repercussions. In addition to dealing with the stress of court proceedings, you could face hefty fines, a marred reputation, license suspension, imprisonment and other consequences. Your best bet is to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible following your arrest. Read More

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What Is the Legal Limit for DUI?

By Jeffrey Hines, Attorney at Law Drinking and driving can result in serious consequences. If you are charged with a DWI; you can run the risk of losing your license, you can face increased insurance rates, you will be required to pay fines and costs, and you may even be looking at spending some time Read More

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Open Carry In Texas

For some, the idea of open carry is frightening. For others, it represents a much-needed expansion of 2nd amendment rights in Texas. Regardless of which side of the line you fall on, it is important to understand what the law really says about guns. State of the Law Regarding Guns For long guns (rifles), you Read More

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