An Overview of Community Supervision in Texas

An Overview of Community Supervision in Texas

In the state of Texas, when someone is convicted of committing a crime incarceration is often the punishment. In some cases, the judge might have an alternative option to a jail sentence known as community supervision.  In Texas, this type of sentence is commonly...

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Am I Eligible for DWI Expungement?

Am I Eligible for DWI Expungement?

In the state of Texas, an arrest for driving while intoxicated can have devastating consequences on your life. When you are arrested, charged, and convicted of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense, the charge is permanently on your criminal record. The outcome of...

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A Brief Introduction to Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

A Brief Introduction to Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

If you are stopped by a Texas law enforcement officer who suspects you are driving while intoxicated (DWI), you will be asked to submit to standardized field sobriety tests. Standardized field sobriety tests were developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

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Charges for Drunk Driving in Texas

Charges for Drunk Driving in Texas

Drunk driving is a crime that is designated in most cases as DUI or DWI. The offense of DUI is “driving under the influence” while DWI is “driving while intoxicated.” Each acronym refers to driving while affected by an illegal substance, but there are nuances to their...

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The Cost of a DWI in Texas

The Cost of a DWI in Texas

The impact of a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) allegation on a person’s life is significant. From damage to your reputation to a black mark on your criminal record to the hit on your bank account, the cost of a DWI arrest can be devastating.  A conviction can bring...

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What is a Motion To Revoke Probation?

What is a Motion To Revoke Probation?

Probation revocation Houston. When convicted of a crime in Texas, the court can sentence a defendant to a fine or jail time, but in some cases, the person can receive a sentence of community supervision or probation. During the supervision period, if the defendant...

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Driving with an Occupational Driver’s License in Texas

Driving with an Occupational Driver’s License in Texas

While many people in cities across the United States can go about their daily lives without driving a vehicle, people living in and around Houston know how vitally important a car is in our area. Using the public transportation system can be unreliable and makes it...

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CLEAR MY RECORD:

A Brief Discussion of Texas Expungements

Texans with a criminal record worry about the far-reaching effect it has on their lives. Fortunately, there is a way under Texas state law that allows people to have all the records held by law enforcement related to their arrest and criminal charges destroyed. This...

How to Clear or Seal Criminal Records in Texas

Lawyer To Expunge Criminal Record: Everyone makes mistakes in life. For some people, those mistakes are significant enough to result in an arrest and charges that lead to a criminal conviction. A criminal record can drastically affect your reputation and decrease your...

How Public Is My Arrest Information?

Whenever someone is arrested in the State of Texas, several different agencies create documents to record the event. Some of the documents are not readily available for the public to view; however, there are others that are available for anyone who is interested. For...

CRIMINAL DEFENSE:

An Overview of Community Supervision in Texas

In the state of Texas, when someone is convicted of committing a crime incarceration is often the punishment. In some cases, the judge might have an alternative option to a jail sentence known as community supervision.  In Texas, this type of sentence is commonly...

How to Get Someone Out of Jail

If your loved one has been arrested and placed behind bars, you are undoubtedly worried for him or her, especially as COVID-19 spreads through overcrowded jails and prisons. Hiring a skilled attorney right away is key to possibly securing a jail release. An...

Dram Shop Laws

Collisions involving DWIs can not only cause horrible results due to the act itself, but they can also result in the driver responsible for the accident to be subjected to lawsuits if a someone is either injured or killed. Are you looking for criminal lawyers in...

Happy Fourth of July

I always loved the Fourth of July growing up. Some of my earliest memories of it were going to the River Festival in my parents’ hometown of Wichita, Kansas and watching the fireworks from the river banks. We’d arrive with my aunt toting a huge patchwork blanket my...

DRUG CHARGES:

Medical Marijuana Use in Texas

Medical Marijuana Houston Lawyer Several bills addressing cannabis policies were presented by Texas lawmakers during the 87th Texas State Legislature session which ended on May 31, 2021. Of those bills, only two were passed from the House to the Senate and then to the...

Fighting Drug Possession Charges

First time possession charge- Getting arrested and charged with drug possession in Texas can have serious negative consequences that can alter the course of your life significantly. Texas has some of the harshest penalties in the nation for people found guilty of drug...

Drug possession attorney in Houston

Drug possession attorney in Houston - In 2014, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson introduced the First Chance Intervention Program in 2014, for first time misdemeanor marijuana offenders to avoid the judicial process, avoid a criminal record following them...

DWI/DUI:

Am I Eligible for DWI Expungement?

In the state of Texas, an arrest for driving while intoxicated can have devastating consequences on your life. When you are arrested, charged, and convicted of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense, the charge is permanently on your criminal record. The outcome of...

A Brief Introduction to Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

If you are stopped by a Texas law enforcement officer who suspects you are driving while intoxicated (DWI), you will be asked to submit to standardized field sobriety tests. Standardized field sobriety tests were developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Charges for Drunk Driving in Texas

Drunk driving is a crime that is designated in most cases as DUI or DWI. The offense of DUI is “driving under the influence” while DWI is “driving while intoxicated.” Each acronym refers to driving while affected by an illegal substance, but there are nuances to their...

FELONY/MISDEMEANOR:

What is a Motion To Revoke Probation?

Probation revocation Houston. When convicted of a crime in Texas, the court can sentence a defendant to a fine or jail time, but in some cases, the person can receive a sentence of community supervision or probation. During the supervision period, if the defendant...

Penalties for Theft in Texas

Texas state law defines theft as the unlawful appropriation of property by an individual who intends to deprive the owner of that property and any benefits that could be derived from it. If someone commits the crime of theft in Texas, it will be classified either as a...

How a Felony DWI Case Will Proceed in Texas

Anyone stopped and arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas faces strict state laws with severe penalties. A driver can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony DWI in Texas when he or she operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or...

Public Intoxication in Texas

Spending an evening out after work or to celebrate an occasion is a perfectly unsurprising diversion for most people. But it might be a surprise to find oneself arrested after having a few drinks during such an event in a public location (e.g. a bar or restaurant) or...

INVESTIGATIONS:

Your 4th Amendment Rights: Police Searches & Seizures

Right Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure- The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the personal privacy of American citizens, guaranteeing the right to freedom from unreasonable government intrusion into our lives. It applies to law enforcement...

What Police Look for to Prove Intoxication

It’s that time of year where people are enjoying time with friends and co-workers at holiday parties, as well as with loved ones at family events. You have a couple drinks and on your way home when something happens to momentarily distract you from driving. All of a...

Why do police need search warrants?

The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution protects citizens arbitrary arrests and is the basis for search warrants, safety inspections and wire tapping. It reads “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against...

SUSPENDED LICENSE:

Infographic: License Suspensions

Have you recently had your license suspended or revoked? It could have been because of a number of reasons. Thank you for visiting Collin Evan's blog, a top Houston criminal defense lawyer. If you have recently had your license suspended give our office a call for a...