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What Happens if You Drive with a Suspended License?

  For many people, having access to a car is an important part of their daily life. You many need it to get to work, school or other important places. What happens if you have your license suspended but still decide to use your car? In Texas, driving with a suspended license is a bad idea and can get you in real legal trouble. Let’s take a look at the possible consequences.  You could face criminal… Read more

Does Texas Have a Stand Your Ground Law?

  People often wonder what their rights are when it comes to protecting themselves and their property. It is easier to do this in states like Texas that have a "stand your ground" law. About half of the US states have a version of this law. The stand your ground law is also referred to as the "Castle Doctrine” (implying a person's home is their castle), "line in the sand law," and "no duty to retreat"… Read more

What Can And Can't The Police Pull You Over For?

  If you’ve ever wondered what your rights are regarding being stopped by the police, then you’re not alone. Many people are unclear about what legal rights they have in this situation. We’re going to shed some light on when the police have a legal right to pull you over and when they do not. When cops pull you over, it can cause all sorts of problems. If you have drugs in the car, you may end up… Read more

In Texas, What Is Legal Self-Defense?

  We all have the “fight or flight” nature inside of ourselves. However, there are times when defending yourself may cause you to end up in legal jeopardy. This is when it’s important to understand what legal self-defense is, particularly in the state of Texas. Your home, your vehicle, and your workplace are identified under the “Castle Doctrine.” Essentially, this means that you’re justified to… Read more

How to Get the Most Out of Meeting With Your Attorney

  When you get an appointment to meet with your lawyer, it’s important that you make the best use of your time. Your attorney will want to get as much information from you as possible about your legal situation. If all goes well, at the end of the meeting they will have everything they need to prepare your case. Here’s how to get the most out of this meeting. Make a Written Timeline When you’re… Read more

Texting and Driving. Is It Legal and Can You Be Charged?

  Since September 1, 2017, it has been illegal for people in Texas to text while driving. Not only can you be charged by law enforcement for this infraction, but you can also be fined. For your first offense, you can be fined up to $99. However, a second charge of texting and driving is likely to net you a fine of up to $200.  A Win for Safer Roads The Texas Department of Public Safety noted that… Read more

Can A DWI Affect Your Second Amendment Gun Rights

  Gun laws are interesting, especially in the state of Texas. However, your right to own a gun is a Second Amendment right. A DWI can complicate matters, and in some situations can even affect your right to own a firearm. If you have been charged with a DWI, it might be time to work with a DWI lawyer as a way to fight for your right to own a firearm. If you are charged with a DWI, you can still own… Read more

What To Do if Charged with Marijuana Possession

  If you're charged with marijuana possession in Texas, you face potentially serious legal consequences. By understanding your options after the charges, you are able to determine the appropriate course of action to address the situation. Experienced lawyers (like Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC) can help you understand the best course of action. Let’s take a look at a couple of key tips you’ll want… Read more

What To Do If Your Teenager is Charged with a DWI

  Teenagers are a complex group who do not always think through their actions. A teenager DWI in Texas is a serious offense and you do not want to overlook the legal challenges of the situation. At Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC, we understand that you may have questions when you teenager is charged with a DWI. We provide the legal assistance and guidance you need to help your son or daughter. Teach… Read more

The Biggest DWI Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

  Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in the state of Texas. Depending on the situation, you may face major fines and time in jail, as well as losing your license to drive a vehicle. While it is not always possible to avoid every mistake associated with DWI charges, you do want to be aware of the biggest DWI mistakes and take measures to avoid them. An experienced DWI attorney (like Townsend,… Read more
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