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 […]
Doctors prescribing repeated doses of opioids will start being prosecuted, irrespective of their motivation and whether there is a profit motive.
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.
Harassment in Texas is a crime of using electronic communication with the intent to annoy, harass, alarm, abuse, torment or embarrass the recipient.
Girlfriends and wives often want to drop their charges in family assault cases. Only a defense lawyer can persuade the prosecutor to dismiss charges.
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.
Privacy is challenging for the male inmates in Harris County Jail. The females are set up differently, yet some improvements are still necessary.
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.
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 role of a defense lawyer changes with the evolution of technology. Advocacy though will always have a place in our criminal justice system.
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.
Everything that you need to know about Magistrates Order of Emergency Protection (MOEP) and how they can impact both parties.
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.
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 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: