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How Can A Victim Drop Assault Charges?

January 23, 2020

Frequently, when someone is arrested for assault the victim wants to drop the charges. This blog explains why that is more difficult than it sounds and why trying might just be a huge mistake. Why Can’t the Victim Just Drop the Charges? The other day, one of our attorneys was standing at the window to the District Attorney’s Office. At that window the attorney was trying to pick up discovery, but also found himself listening to the receptionist answering the phones. While he was there the phone rang. The receptionist answered and cheerily told the caller that it was impossible… Read More

The Most Important DWI Deadline No One Talks About

January 15, 2020

After getting arrested for a DWI it is normal to ignore this important DWI deadline. Many people believe they can wait until their court date to hire a lawyer. Unfortunately, there is a DWI deadline that might pass before you ever go to court or speak to your court appointed lawyer. After a DWI arrest you are usually flooded with information that is brand new to you. You are given a court date, sometimes you are given a court appointed lawyer, sometimes you worry about when you will get your blood alcohol analysis and what the result will be. However,… Read More

What You Need To Know About Obtaining A Satellite Bond

January 3, 2020

How do I get a Satellite Bond in San Antonio, TX? If you have a warrant for your arrest you may be asking how to turn yourself in San Antonio, TX without having to go to jail. The answer is a satellite bond. Simple right? Yes, it is. But there is more to it than just showing up, you have to be prepared to walk through, so you don’t end up in the hell hole that is the Bexar County Jail. I got an FTA and I am RWOB what does that mean? If you have a warrant because you… Read More

Are Attorney Meetings Confidential?

December 24, 2019

People who come into our office for the first time, come in to discuss intensely private matters. Sometimes, they are getting divorced. Sometimes they are under investigation. Our clients need to feel free to tell us everything. Maybe they think their spouse is being unfaithful, or maybe they are being unfaithful. They might have committed a crime or witnessed a crime they might be suspected of committing. Regardless of circumstances their communications are covered by the attorney/client privilege. When someone comes into speak with an attorney they might not be sure if they can speak freely because they do not… Read More

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 Tips For Hiring A San Antonio, TX Criminal Defense Attorney

October 17, 2019

In San Antonio, Texas there are a number of attorneys who claim to be criminal defense attorneys. How should you choose among them? How do you decide who the attorney is to represent you against a criminal accusation? 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… 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