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Warrants: Search Warrants versus Arrest Warrants

December 4, 2019

Police are known for doing two things: arresting people and searching them and their property. What gives them the right or authority to do this? Are police allowed to search or arrest anyone, anytime or anywhere? Of course not! This page will explain what you should do if you are the target of a Bexar County or City of San Antonio warrant. Types of Warrants             There are two kinds of warrants: search warrants – which allows the police to search you or your property; and arrest warrants – which allows the police to arrest you. These types of warrants… Read More

DWI: Misdemeanor vs. Felony

November 20, 2019

When is a First Time DWI a Felony? This blog entry will attempt to help people who have been arrested for a Driving While Intoxicated understand the nature of their charges. A first time DWI might be a misdemeanor or a felony. If it is a misdemeanor it can be a Class A or B. Understanding your legal situation is key to getting your case resolved in your favor. Usually, your first Driving While Intoxicated arrest is a misdemeanor offense. If someone is arrested for a DWI and their blood alcohol result is below a .15 they are charged with… Read More

11 Must-Know Tips For Hiring A San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney

October 17, 2019

As proud Americans, we stand up for the values we believe in, and one of those values is justice for all. Our country is built upon the rule of law, and our adherence to the law as a community of people is one shining star of our great democracy. Justice for all should mean for everyone, always, regardless of who they are. And as justice is defined as ‘just behavior or treatment’ that means justice for victims and justice for offenders who are found to be guilty of crimes. Subsequently, justice for a victim is often the trial and conviction… Read More

What Is A Bond? Why Are Bonds Set?

February 1, 2019

A bond is an amount that person risks if the accused does not show up to court. Usually, that person is a bondsman. Sometimes the State gives you a personal recognizance bond. These bonds are available for minor offenses. A personal recognizance bond is a bond that is essentially monitored by the government or the county where you were arrested. Sometimes, these bonds contain conditions that a regular bond would not require. Bonds are set so that the government doesn’t have to keep everyone they accuse of a crime in jail. It is essentially a monetary promise made by a… Read More

Montgomery County, Texas Police Arrest 62 Suspected DUIs Over Memorial Day Weekend

June 16, 2017

Over Memorial Day weekend last month, police in Montgomery County alone arrested 62 suspected drunk drivers, many of whom had prior DUIs, through “Operation Blackout.” During “Operation Blackout,” police employed heavy patrols over a five-day period in an attempt to catch drivers under the influence. By the end of the weekend, police had arrested 62 people. 60 people were charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and 2 were charged with boating while intoxicated. Of the 62 people arrested, 42 were arrested on a first DWI, 10 on a second DWI, and 4 on a third or subsequent DWI. Four of… Read More

Texas House Passes Bill Allowing Discrimination in Adoption

June 6, 2017

Last month, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 3859, a bill allowing adoption, foster care, and family planning agencies that receive state funding or are privately owned to legally discriminate against prospective families. If the bill is signed into law, Texas would not be able to take action against an agency or its workers for acting on their religious beliefs in the form of withholding state funds, redirecting grant money, or any other type of adverse action. This bill has widespread consequences with broad scope; it does not only apply to religious organizations but any agency claiming to have… Read More