Criminal Law Blog

Texas Border Crisis, Human Trafficking, and Child Pornography Charges: Arrests are Coming

Today, President Obama is in Dallas where he will meet with Texas Governor Rick Perry regarding the current Texas border crisis, but odds remain high that the president will not travel to the Texas – Mexico border to see firsthand the crisis situation, where thousands and thousands of people from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, as…

Sexual Assault Charges in Texas: More Often, Women are Accused of Sex Crimes

Sexual assault arrests in Texas are life-changing situations: anyone busted for sexual assault here faces serious felony charges with the possibility of a long sentence in a Texas state prison. Just being arrested by police on a charge of “sexual assault” can cause major and permanent damage to someone’s reputation and relationships both personally and…

TOP 7 TEXAS BAIL BONDS TRAPS: DON’T GET CAUGHT IN ONE OF THEM!

Texas Bail Bonds Lawyer Warns About Traps in Texas Bail Bonds System When you are arrested in the State of Texas, your freedom will be taken from you by law enforcement as you are arrested and physically taken and enter the criminal justice system. Whether and when you are free to join your loved ones…

TOP 10 MISTAKES DEFENDING TEXAS FAMILY VIOLENCE CASES

Texas Family Violence Defendants: Ten Mistakes in Defending Family Violence Charges As a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense lawyer who has practiced criminal law in Dallas for over two decades, I have seen all sorts of errors committed both by prosecutors and defense counsel in family violence cases. However, some mistakes seem to happen with…

TOP 10 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN DEFENDING TEXAS CHARGES OF MANUFACTURE OR DELIVERY OF AN ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE

Charged With Manufacture or Delivery of an Illegal Substance? 10 Things Defendants Need to Know As a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense lawyer who has defended individuals facing drug crime charges throughout the State of Texas for over 20 years, I have come to believe that both criminal lawyers and their clients would be better…

Supreme Court Says No to Police: Cops Cannot Search Cell Phones Without a Warrant

This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Riley v. California (joined with United States v. Wurie), two cases we’ve been monitoring for a long while now.  This is very big deal for all Americans and very good news for anyone arrested in the United States with their cell phone in their…

TEXAS SEX OFFENDER DEREGISTRATION SYNOPSIS: OVERVIEW AND STEPS FOR NAME REMOVAL

How and why sex offenders can deregister and legally remove their names from the Texas sex offender registry Texas law not only requires defendants convicted of certain sex crimes to register with the government as a sex offender; as of 2005, the Texas Legislature has also provided a procedure for individuals to have their names…

Sexual Assaults on Campus: SMU Investigated by Feds for Failure to Properly Deal with Campus Rape Crimes

Last month, the federal government made public a list of 55 colleges and universities that the federal authorities are investigating for illegally and improperly dealing with sexual assault and sex crime complaints by students to the school powers-that-be. Specifically, the Department of Education is looking into whether or not there have been civil rights (Title…

PRE-ARREST CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

Pre-Arrest Texas Criminal Investigations: Police Investigations, Federal Investigations before Arrest As a Texas Board Certified Criminal Lawyer, I have experienced first-hand the lengths to which criminal investigators, law enforcement agencies, and police officers can go to try and find enough documents, paperwork, and witness statements to attempt and put together enough evidence to arrest or…

TEXAS DWI DEFENSES TO B.A.C. BLOOD TEST RESULTS (MAY WORK FOR OTHER STATE DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSES, TOO)

Criminal defense challenges to BAC blood test results in Drunk Driving prosecutions If you have been arrested or charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in the State of Texas, and your blood test result comes back at 0.08 g/dL or higher blood alcohol content (”BAC”) , then what’s left for your defense? Once you’ve had…