Myths About Criminal Justice

I wanted to write this post about the 5 Myths About Criminal Justice because I’ve heard these from people over and over again. I think there is a lot of confusion in the public about how the criminal justice system works. Most of these relate to getting charges dismissed or avoiding jail/probation/fines/court costs. I’m going

Legal Services – Good, Fast, and Cheap

Recently I’ve been thinking about my clients, their expectations of me, legal services I provide, and the general cost of legal services. I would say that at least once a week, someone calls me and says “I got arrested for ________________. I was wondering how much you charge for representing me in court for ________________.”

My son is in jail. What next?

I’ve had a few phone calls on the weekends from panic stricken mothers. You can hear the fear in their voices. Some are about to burst into tears. Before they even start to tell me what happened, I can guess that someone got arrested. I always ask for the person’s name and relationship to the

Why I picked Criminal Defense

Here’s a question that I get asked on a regular basis from people I meet, clients, and other lawyers. It usually goes something like this… “So I have a question for you. What made you get into criminal law?” Most of the time it’s followed up with “I could never do it” or “I find

Texas DWI Blood Test

Fighting a DWI in Texas can be difficult enough on its own. As I’ve discussed in other blog posts, DWI’s have two issues. One is the ALR License Revocation Hearing which affects your Driver’s License and possible suspension. The importance of preparing for an ALR Hearing can not be undervalued.  If your license is suspended

Kung Fu Saloon Assault

As a change of pace I thought I might focus on a local current events story… On November 16, 2014 a bar employee at Kung Fu Saloon in downtown Austin, Texas was charged with Aggravated Assault – a second degree felony. The Kung Fu Saloon is well known as a bar and arcade in downtown

Fighting Texas Traffic Tickets

Traffic tickets can be an annoying part of life. At some point or another the vast majority of people are likely to receive a traffic ticket for something. As a result, knowing a little bit about fighting Texas traffic tickets can work in your favor. This article applies to Non-CDL drivers. More often than not,