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Four Mistakes When Charged With a DWI

If you've recently been cited for a DWI offense but haven't yet begun to navigate the legal system, you're undoubtedly understandably worried about the effect that a conviction will have on your life. You probably even know people who have experienced long term, far reaching repercussions due to a DWI conviction.  1) Taking Advice From Friends and Family Your friends and family members will naturally… Read more

DWI & Employment Background Checks

Background checks are an essential part of the hiring process in most cases and as such you should know what to expect when someone orders a background check on you. If you’ve been convicted of a DWI in the past, then this might make you feel worried or anxious. Here is what you need to know. The first step of the process is for your employer or other entity to ask you to submit to a background check.… Read more

DWI and Your Professional License

  Charges of driving under the influence, or a DWI, may impact your professional license in the state of Texas. By working with a criminal defense lawyer from Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC in Fort Worth, you may have options to limit the impact on your professional license and even prevent a conviction in certain situations. Suspended Licenses A DWI may result in a suspended professional license.… Read more

How To Choose The Right Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been arrested on criminal charges in or near Fort Worth, Texas, you’ll need the services of criminal defense attorneys. But how do you know which one to choose? It’s essential you choose one that best suits your needs, in order for you to have the best chances of getting fair treatment in the Fort Worth court system. Here’s a guide to help you. Choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer With Direct… Read more

How To Find The Right Marijuana Defense Lawyer

Although some regions of the U.S. have legalized marijuana—at least for certain uses—in the state of Texas, marijuana in all its forms is illegal. If you’ve been charged with any crime related to marijuana, including such offenses as trafficking, possession, or use, you need to know how to find the right marijuana defense attorney in Fort Worth and beyond. Here’s what you should look for: Willingness… Read more

Is Marijuana Possession a Misdemeanor

  In several states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Maine, it’s legal to have marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes. What about Texas, though? As of right now, there are no such laws being passed for either recreational or medicinal purposes. There are other states that allow its residents to have marijuana for medicinal purposes.… Read more

Three Tips for Finding a DWI Attorney Fort Worth

  If you were accused of a DWI, you can’t just select any lawyer for your representation. You’ll need one who’s well-versed in DUIs and DWIs and can lighten or even erase your sentence depending on the misdemeanor. Time is also of the essence, since DUI and DWI cases tend to go to court more quickly compared to other legal suits. That means you can’t waste time with the wrong lawyer. By following… Read more

Parole vs Probation

Parole vs Probation Photo: NBC News O.J. Simpson is back in the legal news with his parole hearing taking place on June 20th. Everything I have read seems to indicate the juice will once again be loose. Often people who are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system confuse parole with probation. In Texas probation and parole have some similarities but are very different. Parole in Texas is a remedy to release a person… Read more

Tiger Woods charged with DUI in Florida

We have all seen Tiger Woods mugshot by now.  It certainly was not his best moment.  But could Tiger Woods be charged with DUI in Texas?  Nope.  Only people under the age of 21 can be charged with DUI in Texas.  You can be arrested for DUI in Texas if you are operating a motor vehicle in a public place with “any detectable” amount of alcohol, even if you are under the Texas legal limit of 0.08, and… Read more


Many criminal offenses in Texas have to do with “possession” of an item—Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, just to name a few. In Texas, the Penal Code defines Possession as “actual care, custody, control, or management” (Texas Penal Code Section 1.07(a)(39).  Given that definition, there are many circumstances where a person can… Read more
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