Kingwood Criminal Defense Law Blog

If you have been convicted of DWI in Texas, you will likely have to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle. This device effectively functions as a breathalyzer, detecting whether or not you have alcohol in your system before you can start…
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Nov 12 2019
Being detained by police does not necessarily result in being placed under arrest. This is important because there is a significant distinction between the two, especially with regard to your rights. Knowing the difference between detention and arrest can help you protect your rights while…
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Oct 15 2019
Before we discuss the legality of stop and frisk in Texas, it’s important to understand what stop and frisk actually means. A frisk occurs when a police officer pats down an individual’s outer clothing in search of a weapon.
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Oct 01 2019
DWI Probation is similar to other types of probation in that the person who is convicted of DWI is placed under community supervision in lieu of jail time. Certain DWI offenses require minimum jail sentences, however. As such, these minimum sentences will need to first…
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Sep 17 2019
In Texas, the penalties for drunk driving are severe. Depending on the details of your arrest, you could face steep fines, a license suspension, and jail time. Furthermore, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime. And certain behaviors can increase the penalties…
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Aug 30 2019
In Texas, a DWI is a life changer. Besides having your license suspended, you face costly fines and even jail time. As a result, educational and employment opportunities may suddenly dissolve and your ability to obtain a professional license will also suffer greatly.
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Aug 27 2019
Depending on the type of crime you were arrested for, this can affect your ability to obtain a firearms identification card (FID) and even limit certain job opportunities. Fortunately, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you with expunction.
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Aug 13 2019
Probable cause is the standard of proof used by law enforcement to make an arrest, conduct a search, or perform a seizure. This prevents police from arresting a person for no reason or because they think a person “looks guilty.”
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Jul 30 2019
If you are convicted of any type of crime in Texas — misdemeanor or felony — you have the right to file an appeal. The purpose of an appeal is to determine if the initial trial that led to your conviction was carried out fairly.
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Jul 16 2019
If you use your car on a regular basis, chances are that you will receive a traffic ticket at some point in your life. While many road violations are minor, reckless driving is a serious offense that can wreak havoc on your life if left…
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Jul 02 2019
When you are arrested for a misdemeanor or felony offense, you must go through certain stages of the criminal justice system before you have a chance to enter a plea.
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Jun 18 2019
The State of Texas has developed its own drug classification system outside the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Instead of schedules, it categorizes drugs into penalty groups.
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Jun 04 2019
Crimes of a sexual nature are considered especially heinous, carry a stigma, and are penalized swiftly and harshly by the criminal justice system. However, sexual assault should not be confused with sexual harassment. While sexual assault is a criminal offense, sexual harassment is a civil…
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Apr 23 2019