Justice of the Peace Court in Texas

Justice of the Peace Court in Texas

When it comes to criminal cases, your case may be assigned to a Justice of the Peace Court, Municipal Court, County Court, or District Court. A Justice of the Peace Court in Texas and a Municipal Court for example (City of Austin, City of Round Rock, City of Georgetown) handle the same level of criminal

The Williamson County Courthouse Pt 1

The Williamson County Courthouse Pt 1

As time goes on, it seems like Williamson County, Texas has an ever growing reputation. I’ve heard many of my clients joke “come on vacation, leave on probation.” While that may be true for some, it depends on what time activities you’re getting involved in on the weekends. Let’s be blunt, no one likes crime

When Is an “Arrest” Not an Arrest?

Most people think that they’re arrested only when the silver bracelets are put around their wrists. In Texas, that’s not so. One of the things I look closely at, when I receive your criminal discovery, is when the police legally “arrested” you. You have Constitutional protections when it comes to arrests and searches. Depending on

Conditions of Probation in Texas

Conditions of Probation in Texas

In a previous post I explained the difference between deferred adjudication probation and “straight probation in Texas.” If you’re not sure about the difference between the two, or whether or not the difference matters, go back and read that post. Not all probation is the same. Normally, you’re placed on probation because of an agreement

Fourth Amendment Exceptions – Consent

Fourth Amendment Exceptions – Consent

This is the third part in my series of posts on Fourth Amendment Exceptions. The Fourth Amendment requires police officers to get search warrants from a Judge when they want to search you, your home, your car, your office, etc…  If you remember from previous posts,  Fourth Amendment Exceptions are situations where police don’t need

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Texas

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Texas

What is Drug Paraphernalia? Possession of drug paraphernalia in Texas is a fairly common crime. Paraphernalia are things related to the use, sale, storage, or creation of illegal drugs. The short answer is, if it’s related to drugs, it’ll be considered paraphernalia by police. Some examples of drug paraphernalia in Texas are bongs, bowls, grinders,