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Does Texas Allow Concealed Firearms?

  Are you one of the millions of Americans who owns a firearm? Carrying a concealed firearm is becoming more and more common. Knowing the specific laws in your locality is the best way to be sure that your firearm is being legally carried and that you can avoid any issue. Texas has specific laws that are unique to Texas when it comes to your right to conceal and carry a firearm. Answering the question,… Read more

Can You Get a DWI Dismissed in Texas?

  Texas is known for some of the strictest DWI laws in the country. In the state of Texas, you can be charged with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above 0.08% (or 0.04% for commercial drivers). Once you've tested above the legal limit, being convicted of a DWI can sometimes feel almost inevitable. The reality is that is still possible to get DWI charges dismissed… Read more

Marijuana and DWI Tests - What You Need To Know

  Can Law Enforcement Detect Marijuana Use With a DWI Test? In Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) field tests consist of a police officer testing a driver's coordination, reflexes and cognitive capabilities. Field sobriety tests for drunk driving may include a driver being asked to count to 100 while standing on one leg or walking (toe to heel) a straight line without losing their balance. Another… Read more

Do Expunged Arrests Show Up On Employment Checks?

  According to the Wall Street Journal, about one-third of the adults in the United States will find their names in the FBI's master file of criminal records. In addition, about 10,000 new names are added to that file each day. This means that about 10,000 people who had previously never been arrested are picked up by law enforcement every day. It makes sense that many of these people would want to… Read more

Medical Marijuana - Is It Legal To Deny You A Job Because of It

  Can You Be Denied a Job Because of Medical Marijuana Use? Cannabis laws are rapidly changing across the country, and every election cycles brings something new. This can make it difficult for the average person to know where they stand in legal matters concerning both recreational and medicinal use. Marijuana reform efforts in Texas have been slow-going and hard-won. For instance, Texas law limits… Read more

Can Outstanding Warrants Affect My Employment?

  While background checks have been in existence for a number of years, the advent of the internet has added an extra layer of complexity to the issue. If you believe that you have outstanding warrants, it is possible that they can affect your ability to become gainfully employed in the future. Of course, as is the case with most legal matters, it is not possible to make generalized blanket statements… Read more

DWI Arrest- Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

  If you've been arrested in the state of Texas for driving while intoxicated, you may be wondering if you really need to hire a DWI lawyer. After all, once you've failed a breathalyzer it may not seem like there's any point in fighting your charges. The reality is, though, that it's crucial that you have an experienced DWI lawyer in your corner no matter how much evidence the prosecution has against… Read more

Does Texas Allow Marijuana Possession to be Expunged From a Criminal Record?

  When it comes to having a clean record, for some this is a bit more difficult than others. Keeping a clean record can however mean the difference between getting the jobs that you want. Having a less than perfect criminal record may also cause you to missing out on opportunities, such as relationships or renting an apartment or house. That being said, you should take the time to learn about how… Read more

How To Find A Great DWI Defense Lawyer

  DWI (driving while intoxicated) is a very serious offense. That’s why it’s so essential to find a great attorney to help you through this. It is important to find an attorney that fits not only your budget, but also your specific case since DWI cases have the potential to vary in seriousness and in overall repercussions. Finding the right DWI attorney starts with looking at your specific case.… Read more

What To Do if There’s a Warrant Issued For You

  Being notified that you have a warrant out for your arrest is never something anyone wants to hear. However frightening this may be, it does happen from time to time. The important thing is to find out what needs to be done to resolve any possible issue before things get out of hand. There are a few different things that you should do and each will help to take care of the problems that you are… Read more
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