Police can legally lie and use dishonest tactics to get confessions. Lies, manipulation, and overall dishonest police interrogation techniques are major contributing factors to the epidemic of wrongful convictions in the United States. Some studies estimate that 4% to 6% of the U.S. prison population has been wrongly convicted. To protect their rights and freedom,...Read More
Drug Trafficking vs. Drug Possession Charges in Texas
In Texas, possession of even a small amount can lead to harsh penalities. Drug charges are a serious matter in Texas. Even a first-time conviction can result in jail time, fines, and a criminal record. There are two main types of drug charges in Texas: drug possession and drug trafficking. Drug possession is the unlawful act...Read More
Understanding Misdemeanor and Felony Charges in Texas
Texas has harsh penalties for criminal convictions - even for misdemeanors While it's true that the more serious the charge, the more serious the potential consequences, in Texas, even a misdemeanor conviction can have huge implications on a person's life. In Texas, a misdemeanor is a criminal charge that is punishable by a fine of...Read More
Understanding Consent and Sexual Assault Laws in Texas
In Texas and throughout the nation, the concept of consent plays a crucial role with regard to sexual assault charges. Sexual assault is unlike many other crimes because the same act can be either legal or criminal purely depending on consent. If you find yourself facing sexual assault charges or any other related charges in...Read More
Are THC Vape Pens Legal in Texas?
Conroe, TX Drug Charges Defense Attorney Clears Up Confusion About THC Vape Pen Possession We'll be blunt: No, recreational THC vape pens are illegal in Texas. This catches some people off guard. Even in communities that have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, like Austin, Killeen, and Elgin, THC vape pens are illegal. Marijuana...Read More
What Are The Pros And Cons Of A Texas Plea Bargain?
Always consult a criminal defense attorney before accepting a plea deal in Montgomery County. Few criminal cases actually go to trial. Instead, a Texas prosecutors' association estimates that 98 percent of charges are resolved through plea bargains. To close a case quickly and avoid clogging the courts, prosecutors may offer a plea bargain to avoid...Read More
How To Use Your Miranda Rights in Texas
Don't forget that you have a right to remain silent If you've seen a crime drama, you've probably heard that you have a "right to remain silent." This right is part of your Miranda rights. Movies and shows often depict police reading suspects their Miranda rights, but their depiction of the law is often inaccurate....Read More
Facing Theft Charges in Texas? Here's How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
A Texas criminal defense lawyer explains the available legal options. Being charged with theft in Texas is a serious criminal charge with serious consequences. That’s why it’s important for someone facing a theft charge to fully understand their rights, the penalties, the consequences of a theft conviction, and the potential legal options available to them....Read More
What's the Difference Between Self-Defense and Assault in Texas?
Understanding a contentious defense to assault charges When attacked or threatened, many people choose to - or are forced to - defend themselves and their loved ones. It's not fair, but sometimes the victim who fights back is charged with assault. Under Texas law, there is a fine line between self-defense and assault. Therefore, you...Read More
Criminal Charges Under the New Texas Abortion Laws
Following the United State Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, abortion is a criminal offense in Texas. As a result, medical professionals who perform abortions in Texas can face serious legal consequences, including prison time, fines, and professional sanctions. We are monitoring this...Read More