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