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The Unfounded Accusation

Posted by Edward Chernoff | Jul 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Ezekiel Elliott was accused recently of domestic violence, my bullsh*t meter started ringing. I've spoken on the topic of Domestic Violence and family assault before, but examples keep surfacing that proves my point. We, the collective society, have created an atmosphere of victimization tha...

The End of the Defense Attorney

Posted by Edward Chernoff | Jan 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

I had to upgrade my computer last year. I went to the most powerful Mac Pro available, and added an external four terabytes. I didn't have a choice but to spend the money. I needed the video editing capabilities that only a monster processor and memory would provide. Thanks to technology, the tim...

Who Is the Best Criminal Lawyer in Houston?

Posted by Edward Chernoff | Sep 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every now and again I check the stats on my website to see what search terms people are using to get to my website. I'm interested in finding out what the normal citizen is looking for in a lawyer. As I have said frequently on this blog, I endeavor to put as much legal information as possible on ...

MOEP IS BULLSH***!

Posted by Edward Chernoff | Jun 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

What Is an MOEP? For those of you who don't know what an Magistrates Order of Emergency Protection (MOEP) is, it's an order from a Judge prohibiting an accused from, among other things, going near the residence or place of business of an alleged victim of family violence in Texas. I know it seems...

DWI Pretrial Diversion in Houston

Posted by Edward Chernoff | Aug 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have addressed some of the problems with pretrial diversion in all types of cases, and the dangers discussed apply in DWI cases as well. However, there are some unique issues with DWI diversions that a client needs to understand. In many respects, a pretrial diversion for a DWI is a gift. An in...

The Catch-22 of Pretrial Diversion

Posted by Edward Chernoff | Jul 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the great new policies of the Harris County District Attorney's office is the use of Pretrial Diversion. The program provides an accused the assurance of a dismissal with the completion of certain conditions. The conditions are usually burdensome, but no more than a regular probation or de...

Blood Test Problems and Houston DWI Cases

Posted by Edward Chernoff | Jun 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

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: A person other than the DWI suspect suffers bodily injury and is transported to a hospital Someo...

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