Want Your Case Dismissed? Don’t Accept a Plea.

https://youtu.be/rsDxcWy8EuI When people come to my office and talk with me about their case, I ask what they want to have happen with their case. Almost everyone wants their case dismissed. Whether they broke the law or not, most want to move past this case without paying fines, being on probation, or doing jail time.   The Three Ways Your Case Could End There are three ways that your case could end. It 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

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

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

How You Can Get a 12.44 On Your Felony Case in Texas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSz_OxzC190 What Is a 12.44 If you’re charged with a felony, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of “a 12.44” and probably want to know more about it and how you may be able to get it. Section 12.44 of the Texas Penal Code has 2 sections. They allow a state jail felony to be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or punished as a misdemeanor. 12.44(a) The first section, 12.44a, Read More

Should You Do a Breath Test or Blood Test on a DWI in San Antonio?

https://youtu.be/syvHaa5QrNs When an officer arrests you for DWI in San Antonio, the officer will ask you if you will do a breath test or blood test. If you refuse to do a breath test, the officer will get a search warrant to draw your blood to have it tested for alcohol or, possibly, for drugs. What should you do if you're in this situation, is it better to agree to do a breath or blood test or to refuse and Read More

What to Expect: Your First Court Date

https://youtu.be/Z-xbNiwXjjo I am regularly asked what to expect at your first court date. Clients are often ready to have their case resolved, but unfortunately, this can take months. Dress Appropriately Courts will not let you in if you are not dressed appropriately. This means not shorts, no flip flops, and no hats. I usually tell people to dress like they're going to church. Plan on Getting There Read More