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Federal Detention Hearing | Ed Chernoff’s Blog

June 30th, 2019

Federal Detention Hearing Nuts and Bolts of Federal Detention Hearing The Bail Reform Act of 1984(18 U.S.C. §3142) is the best place to start. This law was enacted during “Just Say No” and the TV show Miami Vice, where the country was coming to terms with the proliferation of cocaine. The act allows a Federal […]

Тhe War on Doctors | Ed Chernoff’s Blog

March 15th, 2019

Doctors prescribing repeated doses of opioids will start being prosecuted, irrespective of their motivation and whether there is a profit motive.

All About Pretrial Diversion | Ed Chernoff’s Blog

March 26th, 2018

There are at least three reasons why a pretrial diversion in Texas is not a good idea. The fact that feels like probation is not even one of them.

A Little More About Harassment | Ed Chernoff’s Blog

March 16th, 2018

Harassment in Texas is a crime of using electronic communication with the intent to annoy, harass, alarm, abuse, torment or embarrass the recipient.

A Little More About Family Assault | Ed Chernoff’s Blog

March 16th, 2018

Girlfriends and wives often want to drop their charges in family assault cases. Only a defense lawyer can persuade the prosecutor to dismiss charges.

Sex Offender Registration: Time for Change | Ed Chernoff’s Blog

November 29th, 2017

Even those who go into deferred adjudication and will never be convicted still must register for life as sex offenders in Texas. Reform is urgently needed.

Visiting Inmates in Harris County Jail | Ed Chernoff’s Blog

November 13th, 2017

Privacy is challenging for the male inmates in Harris County Jail. The females are set up differently, yet some improvements are still necessary.

Can My Wife Or Husband Drop The Charges?

December 14th, 2016

Although a spouse may request that charges are dropped, in Texas the decision to continue with the prosecution for domestic violence is no longer hers.

The Unfounded Accusation | Ed Chernoff’s Blog

July 30th, 2016

If we glorify victimization and automatically believe every accusation of domestic violence, real victims won’t be helped and real criminals won’t be punished.

The End of the Defense Attorney | Ed Chernoff’s Blog

January 24th, 2016

The role of a defense lawyer changes with the evolution of technology. Advocacy though will always have a place in our criminal justice system.

Who Is the Best Criminal Lawyer in Houston?| Ed Chernoff’s Blog

September 6th, 2015

Hiring a lawyer based solely on the attractiveness of his website is not the same as making online decisions on who to date. Do your homework before choosing.

MOEP is Bullsh..| Ed Chernoff’s Blog

June 10th, 2015

Everything that you need to know about Magistrates Order of Emergency Protection (MOEP) and how they can impact both parties.

DWI Pretrial Diversion in Houston| Ed Chernoff’s Blog

August 20th, 2013

Rushing into a pretrial diversion decision is as foolish as marrying someone after a first date. For DWI cases you need to talk to a defense lawyer.

The Catch-22 of Pretrial Diversion| Ed Chernoff’s Blog

July 28th, 2013

Pretrial Diversion puts the innocent in a Catch-22. Lie and admit guilt to get a dismissal, or tell the truth and risk being wrongly convicted by a jury.

DWI Blood Tests – Fight the blood test evidence. Call Chernoff Law!

June 20th, 2009

DWI Blood Tests New Blood Test Laws As of September 2009, a new law in Texas was enacted regarding blood tests for DWI cases. Police officers can now order a blood test from a DWI suspect if: