The Right to Have an Attorney

I have the right to have an attorney. Where does that come from? Your right to have an attorney (at least in criminal cases) comes from the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article 1 Sec. 10 of the Texas Constitution. Similar to your Fifth Amendment Right to Remain Silent, this amendment is jam

Criminal Discovery in Texas

Guest Blog Post by Cory Roth, Attorney in Houston, Texas. Criminal Discovery, What Does It All Mean? When you hear the word, “discovery,” a few things might pop into your mind. For example, I think of the Discovery Channel, world explorers such as Christopher Columbus, and criminal discovery. Criminal discovery is the only one of

GPS Ankle Monitoring Device

GPS ankle monitoring is usually part of Conditions of Bond or Conditions of Release. At this point you’ve already been bailed out of jail and now you have a GPS Ankle Bracelet monitoring your every move.  The bracelet is bulky. It needs to be recharged often. You don’t want to wear shorts in public. You

Search Warrant vs Warrant of Arrest?

What’s the difference between a Search Warrant vs. a Warrant of Arrest? A Search Warrant and a Warrant of Arrest serve similar but different purposes. They are the same because they give police the authority to search (I’ll explain later), and if necessary, seize things and people. Search warrants are required by the Texas Constitution

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

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