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February 27, 2022

House Arrest in Bexar County-How to Fix It

The latest trend in Bexar County courts is to put people on House Arrest. Sometimes, people are restricted from going home because they cannot go back to the location of the crime. Judges put difficult conditions in place and people going through the hardest time in their lives find themselves dealing with a situation they don’t understand. Sometimes, the accused has to ask a pre-trial services officer for permission to go to work, to the grocery store, or to the doctor’s office. When you call your court-appointed attorney for help, they don’t return your call and you feel powerless and… Read More

Responding to a Bexar County Protective Order

Getting served with a Bexar County Protective Order is scary. Bexar County Protective Orders are very serious matters and addressing them properly will allow you to avoid potentially life-changing consequences. Usually, being served with a Protective Order means that you have to stay away from someone with whom you are in a relationship. Sometimes, kids are involved and sometimes you are no longer allowed to reside at your home. What are your next steps? How should you respond? This guide will explain what to do when you are served with a Bexar County Protective Order. How Do You Know If… Read More

Solutions for First Time Arrest in Bexar County, Texas

The Difference between Pre-Trial Diversion and Deferred Adjudication in Bexar County, Texas                   First time arrest? When someone is arrested in Bexar County, Texas, for the first time, it is common to have questions and overwhelming feelings of depression. You feel like a criminal. You have to report to a pre-trial officer. You have been a good person all your life, and now you face the prospect of being defined by your arrest. The common question becomes does it make any difference if you have no criminal record? Does it matter that… Read More

Can I Get a DWI Deferred Adjudication in Bexar County, Texas?

Up until recently the answer to this question was that it was impossible to get a deferred adjudication on a DWI. Yes, you can get deferred adjudication for a first time DWI in the State of Texas. This article addresses deferred adjudication, the consequences of deferred and how to get deferred adjudication. This is a relatively new development as people who were arrested for DWI before September of 2019 could not receive deferred adjudication for a DWI. Many people who are arrested for a DWI have no criminal record so they need to be careful when accepting plea bargains and… Read More

Are Attorney Meetings Confidential?

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

DWI: Misdemeanor vs. Felony

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

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

Explaining San Antonio, TX Bonds. The difference between PR Bonds vs Bondsman

What does it mean in San Antonio, TX when you have a bond in a criminal case? After you are arrested there are important things to know about San Antonio, TX bonds. What are the different kinds of bonds you can get? Are PR bonds better than using a bail bondsman? Should you use a lawyer to post your bond? This post will help answer all your questions about San Antonio, TX bonds. 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… Read More

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

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

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