Is it a Good Idea to Take Field Sobriety Tests?

Even though driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the more common crimes committed in Texas, there are plenty of misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding this criminal charge. Specifically, it’s worth reevaluating the common wisdom around submitting to certain tests the police might ask you to perform on the roadside. This blog will cover some key considerations you should keep in mind if you are ever Read More

Does My Criminal Record Qualify for an Expunction?

Most convictions cannot be removed from a person’s record, but under certain circumstances, Texas law allows individuals to remove information about an arrest, charge, or conviction from their criminal records. An arrest or charge (even if it’s later dismissed) on one’s record can have an impact on a person’s life and affect his/her career prospects, housing options, and more. The more difficult time experienced by Read More

The Collateral Consequences of a DWI Conviction

The flashing blue lights illuminate your rearview mirror, and you know you’re probably over the legal limit. Your mind races to thoughts of spending the night in jail and how you are going to explain your DWI arrest to your family and employer.  After you’re released from jail, you think about the wild night you had, along with a possible trial and attorney’s fees. You really don’t want to spend any more time Read More

The Various Timelines of Divorce

“How long is this going to take?” That’s such a common question that our office gets when someone comes in to ask about filing for or responding to an Original Petition for Divorce. Every case is different—your cousin might have been able to get hers done in a matter of weeks, but her marriage was relatively short and she had no children or significant marital assets. Anecdotes from friends and family will Read More