Blog Posts in 2018

  • 4-Sep-2018

    Renting an Apartment? Your Background Can Be Checked

    Are you facing criminal charges in Dallas or anywhere else in the Lone Star State? If so, it’s very important that you understand that a criminal record cannot only affect employment for years to come, but it can affect your ability to rent an ...
  • 7-Aug-2018

    When is a Texas DWI a Felony?

    Are you facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in Dallas or anywhere else in Texas? If so, it’s only natural to wonder, “When is DWI a felony?” In Texas and across the nation, DWI is referred to as a “wobbler ...
  • 16-Jul-2018

    Community Supervision in Dallas County

    You’ve probably heard the terms “probation” and “parole” a number of times throughout your life. Here in Texas, adult probation is now called “community supervision,” which is different than ...
  • 12-Jun-2018

    Can a DWI Stop Me from Owning a Firearm?

    On May 25, 2018, cnn.com reported: “We’re 21 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 23 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages to 1 shooting a week.” Of those 23 school shootings, two were in Texas. On ...
  • 6-Jun-2018

    When the Feds Come Calling

    Individuals & DOJ Interaction Anyone can imagine the alarming nature of being contacted by a federal agent charged with investigating criminal conduct on behalf of the most powerful government in the world. Such contacts are frequently made in ...
  • 9-May-2018

    Penalties for Stalking in Texas

    In the past, what’s been coined as “stalking behaviors” were not technically illegal because most of the time, no physical harm actually came out of it. Such behaviors include following a former spouse around town, calling someone ...
  • 13-Apr-2018

    What You Should Do If You've Been Sexually Harassed

    The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), defines sexual harassment in the workplace as any unwelcome sexual advances or conduct that unreasonably interferes with a person’s ability to perform their job. Intimidating, hostile, or ...
  • 4-Apr-2018

    Penalties for Intoxication Assault in Texas

    As a licensed driver in Texas, you’re probably familiar with the crime of driving while intoxicated (DWI) under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code. Under Sec. 49.04(a) it reads, “A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated ...
  • 13-Mar-2018

    State vs. Federal Crimes, What's the Difference?

    State versus federal crimes, what is the difference? State laws are enacted by state legislatures, whereas federal laws are enacted by Congress, but the differences don’t end there. When someone is convicted of a state-level crime, he or she is ...
  • 7-Feb-2018

    Can I Get Fired for DWI?

    In Texas, the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is covered under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code. If someone is convicted of DWI, he or she faces up to 180 days in jail, up to a $2,000 fine, up to a one-year driver’s license ...
  • 8-Jan-2018

    Grand Theft Auto Texas

    “Calling all Honda Accord owners. You may want to get a new security system for your car,” says U.S. News & World Report. But then again, if you’re familiar with the “Most Stolen Vehicles” in the United States, you ...