Texas Law: Failure To Appear

A failure to appear (FTA) in Texas is when you don’t show up for your court hearing. This can happen for several reasons, such as forgetting or not realizing when the scheduled hearing was to happen. Whatever the reason, failing to appear in court can have serious consequences. What Happens If You Fail To Appear […]

What is the Statute of Limitations on Shoplifting in Texas?

Shoplifting is the theft of merchandise from a business premise. It is one of the “offenses against property” detailed in Title 7 of the Texas Penal Code and, more specifically, a theft offense consolidated under Section 31.03 of the Code. Theft offenses are classified according to the value of the property taken and, like most […]

Understanding Texas Penal Code 30.05

In Texas, the offense of criminal trespass, as outlined in Texas Penal Code 30.05, can lead to jail time and long-term consequences that can seriously impact your future. As such, if you are charged with this crime, you need to start thinking about how you will defend yourself...

Been Arrested: Can the Police Search My Phone?

Being arrested or approached by police can be intimidating. You may not know your rights, or you may feel pressured into consenting to police requests you’re not sure about. The Constitution protects us from “unreasonable search and seizures”, but what does that mean when you’re arrested? The police can search your pockets, and maybe even […]

Your first court date

Your first court date after YOU bonded of jail. Now what happens? Your first court date. If you just bonded out of jail, you will have to be in court within a few days to two weeks. Know what to expect. You first court date, an attorney at your side is the best thing. If […]

Tips on how to avoid getting a traffic ticket

Avoid traffic tickets: a few tips you should keep in mind. Traffic stops are inconvenient at the least and unnerving at worst. It gets worse when the officer tells you about your outstanding warrant while he puts the cuffs on you. Now you remember you should have paid ticket you meant to take care of […]