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What is a walk and turn test?

Anyone who is accused by Texas law enforcement of driving under the influence of alcohol should be aware of how the prosecution will attempt to prove their case. If you find yourself in such a situation, chances are the police had administered a field sobriety test at the time they pulled you over. One of these tests is known as the walk and turn test.

Racially charged threats lead to misdemeanor assault charges

Contrary to popular belief, assault charges stem not from physical violence but from the threat of violence. This is as true in Texas as it is in North Carolina, where a 51-year-old white woman who threatened to pull a concealed weapon on two African-American sisters is now facing misdemeanor charges for simple assault. 

Is expungement an option available to you?

Having an arrest on your record can haunt you long after the criminal matter you stand accused of in Waco is resolved. Such a record can bar you from obtaining certain types of housing, and even potentially interfere with you getting a job. Thus, it certainly is in your best interest to try and have any such action removed from public records. However, not all criminal offenses are eligible for expungement. Knowing which ones are might save you a good amount of both mental and emotional effort. 

What you should know about plea negotiations

Plea bargaining offers people charged with a crime the opportunity to avoid harsh penalties such as lengthy prison terms, so it is no surprise that many Texas residents choose not to fight criminal charges and go for a plea deal instead. It is important, however, to be aware of what plea bargaining entails. You should also know that you ultimately are in charge of whether to accept a plea deal or not.

Five things you need to know about speaking to police

What happens if I get pulled over by the police? What should I say to an officer, either during questioning or during an arrest? These are vital questions that every person in Texas should be able to answer. In the event you are questioned by police, here are five things you should know about what to say to an officer as well as what you should never say.

Finding Just Mercy

This is my first blog post.  It's Michelle writing, and I will be writing almost 100% of the posts.  I am writing to reflect, share, teach, and just be me.  Some of my posts will be informative for potential clients, and some of my posts will be about a topic close to my heart - criminal justice reform.  But my main reason for writing is to share the viewpoint and some of the things we experience as defenders of the citizen accused.  We are their voice and we want to share the hard experiences our clients often face, the battles we fight, the victories we win, and what we've learned along the way. 

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The College of State Bar of Texas
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice
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