The Attorney Client Relationship

The Attorney Client Relationship

The attorney client relationship begins when someone consults a lawyer about their legal issues. I’m going to refer specifically to this relationship in the area of criminal law. The attorney client relationship, and its protections under the law, have existed for centuries. This relationship is included in the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers,

Jury Trial or Trial by Judge?

This post relates to a previous post on the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of the right to an attorney in the U.S. Constitution (the Sixth Amendment also includes the right to a jury trial). This right to a jury trial is also found in TWO places in the Texas Constitution. In the Texas Constitution Article 1,

Should I Take a Plea Bargain?

Should I Take a Plea Bargain?

The decision whether or not to take a plea bargain in a criminal case is ultimately up to you, as the Defendant. One question that I hear over and over again from people I bump into and clients I have is – should I take a plea bargain? It is important to remember that in

How to Seal a Class C Misdemeanor in Texas

At this point I’ve already covered the broad overview of record sealing in Texas. When most people talk about getting their record sealed, they probably mean getting their record Expunged or getting an Order of Non-Disclosure. These are important because the outcome of your criminal case is what determines whether or not you can file

Texas Criminal Subpoenas

What is a subpoena? A subpoena is the legal term for a document which orders a person to come to Court. It can be used in criminal and civil cases. Usually a subpoena is directed at an individual person and orders them to testify during a Court case. A person may be ordered to testify