What is Bank Fraud?

Whether you’ve been accused of bank fraud or are just studying up on the subject, you are probably learning that a quick search for “What is bank fraud?” can leave you with more questions than answers. Bank fraud is a multifaceted legal issue that continually evolves alongside changes in how people and banks handle money. [...]

By |2020-08-03T19:07:19+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Federal Crimes|Comments Off on What is Bank Fraud?

Airport Gun Laws in Texas

If you are considering traveling with firearms and ammunition in the Lone Star State, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with Texas’ airport gun laws. Because even in Texas, the same gun laws that have been enacted to protect your safety may actually wind up causing some confusion. Whether you’re checking up on whether or [...]

By |2020-09-08T01:09:28+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Laws|Comments Off on Airport Gun Laws in Texas

What is my right to self-defense against multiple attackers?

A group of attackers can be just as deadly as a weapon. This can be terrifying. We all know we can use self defense in a one-on-one fight. But what if it’s an unfair fight? To what extent can a person defend themselves against a group of attackers, or multiple assailants? The answer may surprise [...]

By |2020-07-22T16:58:28+00:00July 17th, 2020|Aggravated Assault, Criminal Justice System|Comments Off on What is my right to self-defense against multiple attackers?

Fighting Domestic Abuse and Assault of a Family Member Charges in Tarrant & Dallas Counties, Texas

In Texas, domestic abuse is a criminal offense classified as “Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member.” Domestic abuse charges are extremely serious and, if followed by a conviction, can have devastating effects on your freedom and future.  Have you been wrongfully accused of committing domestic abuse? You only get one chance to keep [...]

By |2020-07-17T20:57:32+00:00May 26th, 2020|Domestic Abuse|Comments Off on Fighting Domestic Abuse and Assault of a Family Member Charges in Tarrant & Dallas Counties, Texas

What is an Ignition Interlock Device? 

Exactly what is an ignition interlock device (IID)? How much does an interlock device cost? Who do you call if your ignition interlock device has problems? What if I don’t want to drive; can someone else drive your car if you have an interlock device installed? If the court has recently ordered you to use [...]

By |2019-07-09T20:25:34+00:00July 9th, 2019|Criminal Justice System, Laws, Tarrant County DWI|Comments Off on What is an Ignition Interlock Device? 

Communicating Through Shared Experiences

I have recently taught at a string of seminars on the subject of communication, specifically, communicating with juries. But communicating with juries is really just communicating with people. It is not something that really came naturally to me, particularly after law school. So I had to work at it. Probably ten years ago now, I [...]

By |2019-05-31T15:50:53+00:00August 27th, 2017|Communication|Comments Off on Communicating Through Shared Experiences

Tarrant County Criminal Process

What to Do When Charged Being charged with a crime is a serious matter. It is something that can impact your life in many ways. Being charged is something that needs to be taken seriously. This post will take you through the Tarrant County Criminal Process. It will outline the procedure awaiting someone charged in [...]

By |2019-06-02T18:24:38+00:00January 5th, 2017|Criminal Justice System|0 Comments

Driving While Intoxicated – The DWI Process

Being charged with any crime is a very scary experience. Everyone automatically believes that they are going to be sitting in jail for months, possibly even years. It is human nature; the unknown frightens us. This is especially true for DWI offenses. This type of offense, more so than any other, affects all types from [...]

Sealing Criminal Records: Expunction vs. Non-Disclosure

What’s the Difference? This is the third and final article in a series dealing with the types of probation, the aftereffects, and the sealing of records. The first article demonstrated the differences between straight probation and deferred adjudication. In the second article, I outlined what the consequences were for messing up on probation as opposed [...]

By |2019-06-02T18:25:39+00:00May 31st, 2016|Criminal Justice System|Comments Off on Sealing Criminal Records: Expunction vs. Non-Disclosure

Motion to Revoke Probation vs. Motion to Adjudicate

Violating Terms of Probation and Deferred Sentences This is the second article in a series dealing with the types (and aftereffects) of community supervision. Namely, straight probation and deferred adjudication. In the first article, I demonstrated the differences between probation and deferred. This article will outline what happens if you screw up while on straight [...]

By |2019-06-02T18:26:21+00:00March 14th, 2016|Criminal Justice System|0 Comments