7/7/2022—Trial Recap

Last week, I was in trial for an aggravated sexual assault of a child in San Antonio. The trial lasted all week and I’m happy that the jury made the right decision and found our client not guilty.  Because COVID caused the courts to be closed down for the last year and a half, it’s been a while since I’ve been in trial. I had two misdemeanor cases that looked like they were going to go to trial the week before, but Read More

What Happens When Your Case is Dismissed?

Great news, you just found out that your case was dismissed. The bad news is that there's still more for you to do. When you’re case is dismissed, usually the prosecutor has decided to drop your case instead of taking it to trial. There are situations where the court can dismiss your case, but it’s usually the prosecutor and not the judge dismissing your case. As long as the statute of limitations has not passed, Read More

When Do You Need to Identify Yourself to Police in Texas

https://youtu.be/dVbWFvKKa5c In Texas, there are only a few circumstances that you need to identify yourself to police officers. If you identify yourself to an officer, the first thing they’re going to do is check for any outstanding warrants for your arrest. There’s no benefit to identifying yourself to an officer when you don’t have to. Remember, you always have the right to remain silent and you have the Read More

Most Attorneys Ignore Half Your Case

When you’re arrested and charged with a crime, there are two parts of your case. The first part is what everyone talks about: getting a good result in your case. The second part, nobody ever talks about and your attorney may not even be aware of, but it’s just as important: guiding your through this case and relieving you from as much stress as possible. https://youtu.be/8lsZ-dXv8Zw Every time I talk with Read More

What is the Statute of Limitations and Can it Get Your Case Dismissed?

In the past week, I have had two cases dismissed because the state missed the statute of limitations deadline. You’ve probably heard about the statute of limitations, but you may not be sure how long it is or how it works. The statute of limitations enables you to have a case dismissed if the state takes too long to charge you with a crime. The length of time varies based on what crime the state is charging you with. Read More

How to Get Your Drug or Marijuana Case Dismissed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=truC-t9gFZk When you’re charged with possession of marijuana, drugs, or anything else that’s illegal, there are two common issues that may lead to your case being dismissed. The first is whether or not the search that led to the officer finding the drugs was a legal search. The second is whether or not they can link the drugs to you. If the cops found the drugs through an illegal Read More

How Texas Can Enhance Your DWI Case to a Felony

https://youtu.be/VZkg0XNNYnY Most people who are arrested for DWI are never arrested again. If there are more DWI arrests, the punishment levels can keep going up. If you’re arrested for a DWI, it’s usually a class B misdemeanor. This means that the maximum punishment is 6 months in jail. There are several ways that Texas can enhance your DWI which increases the punishment. Below are all of the ways that a DWI Read More

Felonies vs. Misdemeanors in Texas

There are a several differences between a felony and a misdemeanor. When it comes down to it felonies are crimes punishable by a year or more in prison and misdemeanors are punishable by a year or less in the county jail. Because there are more consequences in a felony, there are also some additional safeguards in place. Types of Crimes Felonies are usually either more sever crimes or crimes that are enhanced Read More

4 Mistakes People Make That Keep Their Family Violence Case From Being Dismissed

If you’re arrested for a family violence or domestic violence charge in Bexar County, there are common mistakes that people make that make it harder to get their cases dismissed. https://youtu.be/ShmHoHuFbtw 1. Talking Talking to officers or other people can hurt your case in two ways. First, an officer has to have probable cause to arrest you for an offense. Basically, that just means that they have to Read More

Erase Your Criminal History with an Expunction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbMHssuoOmg&t=1s Being arrested for a crime is a terrible experience to go through. Getting your case dismissed is a big victory, but it only gets you halfway to where you want to go. Even though your case was dismissed, your charge will still show up on background checks and you’ll still have to disclose your arrest when applying for jobs and housing. To erase your arrest and Read More