Marijuana DWI: Testing for Drugged Driving

Marijuana DWI: Testing for Drugged Driving

There are many illegal, prescription, and over-the-counter drugs that can impair people when they take to the roads. Drivers under the influence of drugs can potentially experience negative impacts to their coordination, reaction times, perception and judgment, and...

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How Can I Get a DWI Dismissed?

How Can I Get a DWI Dismissed?

If you are charged with DWI in the state of Texas, you are facing potentially severe consequences. A DWI charge can result in the suspension of your driver’s license, having to install a breath testing machine in your vehicle, fines and jail time.  A DWI conviction on...

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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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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...

Partial Expunctions in Texas

Do you have a criminal record that is negatively impacting your future plans? You have probably discovered that even an arrest record where the case was dismissed can drastically affect every aspect of your life, from employment opportunities and financial standing,...

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...

DRUG CHARGES:

Marijuana DWI: Testing for Drugged Driving

There are many illegal, prescription, and over-the-counter drugs that can impair people when they take to the roads. Drivers under the influence of drugs can potentially experience negative impacts to their coordination, reaction times, perception and judgment, and...

Is Marijuana Legal in Texas?

Weed. Flower.  Green. Reefer. Mary Jane. Skunk. No matter what it is called, people across Texas wonder if and when marijuana will become legal in the state. Texas remains the largest state in the country that prohibits recreational marijuana possession. The Lone Star...

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...

DWI/DUI:

How Can I Get a DWI Dismissed?

If you are charged with DWI in the state of Texas, you are facing potentially severe consequences. A DWI charge can result in the suspension of your driver’s license, having to install a breath testing machine in your vehicle, fines and jail time.  A DWI conviction on...

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...

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...