Category: Criminal Defense

What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

What does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

A defense lawyer is a champion of the individual. When the government levels a criminal accusation against someone, they have officers and investigators that have spent time preparing evidence that they believe is incriminating against that person. They sometimes even have chemists and other experts that are prepared to go to court and try to… Read more »

Houston Crime Statistics [Infographic]

Overall crime in Houston, TX may be down, but what does that really mean? While the numbers may collectively be better, that doesn’t necessarily mean crime and general acts of violence have disappeared altogether. Let’s review the statistics:

5 Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Attorney Before Hiring

judge gavel with lawyer meeting client to help in criminal defense case

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, the Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to counsel. Some people elect to go with a public defender and these lawyers are usually very good. However, a public defender is not always a possibility. On the other hand, many prefer to have their own lawyer; a private… Read more »

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

lawyer advocating for a criminal in the court room

In 2000, a Mexican woman performed a C-Section on herself. Both she and the baby survived. After slicing at her abdomen for about an hour, she delivered the infant and cut his umbilical cord with a pair of scissors. So, it’s possible to perform major surgery on yourself. But most people would not do so,… Read more »

Wearable BAC Monitor

A wrist-mounted BAC monitor that can either work independently or interface with an Apple Watch is taking the wearable tech world up a notch. The gadget does more than produce a BAC readout that’s almost law enforcement accurate. It predicts future BAC levels, giving users insight into how quickly, or how slowly, their bodies metabolize… Read more »

Avoiding The Consequences Of A Third DWI

Felony DWI prosecutions are somewhat rare in states that have 10-year lookback periods. But there is no such restriction in Texas, so as long as the prior conviction was after 1984, it can be used against defendants. In Houston, a third DWI is a third degree felony. That means a maximum ten years in prison… Read more »