10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Your Texas Criminal Case
Do you face a criminal charge in Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County or Montgomery County? Avoid making these most common mistakes in your Texas criminal case. ›
When is Self Defense Justified in Texas?
Have you or a family member been accused of assault when it was more a case of self-defense? If so, you need answers. ›
Criminal vs. Civil Cases & How They Differ
To understand how criminal law and civil law differ in Texas, you should understand the main types of offenses which prompt such legal actions, and how they proceed to court. ›
How to Appeal Your Criminal Case
What you need to know about the criminal appeals process in Texas ›
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST HOUSTON CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
If you or a family member faces a criminal charge, you should know how to choose the right criminal defense attorney in Houston to represent you and protect your legal rights. ›
10 REASONS TO HIRE A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IMMEDIATELY
If you face a criminal charge, you should know about many reasons why it’s important to hire a defense attorney right away. ›
10 WAYS A CRIMINAL RECORD IMPACTS YOUR LIFE
How can a criminal record, even a misdemeanor, impact your life? Understand the long-term consequences of a conviction in Texas. ›
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS WHEN ARRESTED?
Do you know what your rights are if you’re arrested?
You should, because those rights can be violated by arresting officers, which might bolster your chances of getting a charge dropped or dismissed. ›
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORS?
Exploring the legal distinctions between felonies and misdemeanors in Texas - definitions, penalties, examples. ›
WHEN CAN I SUE FOR FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF A CRIME?
If you or a family member beat a false accusation of a sex crime or other offense, you may be wondering, “Can I sue for false allegations of a crime?” ›
EXPUNCTION: HOW TO CLEAR YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD IN TEXAS
In the state of Texas, the expunction process can help you clear your criminal record. But not everyone has this option... ›
LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF HAVING A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE ON YOUR RECORD
Perhaps you believe misdemeanor crimes aren't that harmful to a person's reputation and livelihood. After all, misdemeanors are relatively minor crimes which aren't as serious as felonies or federal crimes such as murder. ›
UNDERSTANDING YOUR FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS
Certain rights to privacy were granted when the Fourth Amendment was added to the Constitution in 1791, which makes them over 225 years old. ›
REASONS WHY CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE DROPPED OR DISMISSED
First, you should know that not all criminal charges go to trial. Indeed, many charges are dropped prior to trial during negotiations between prosecutors and defense lawyers. But it is only the prosecutor who can drop such charges. ›
INTERROGATED BY A POLICE OFFICER? WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By law, police can stop you to ask questions if they have a legitimate reason to believe that you were involved in a crime. At that point, police have a legal right to ask you many things which could establish your connection to a crime. ›
UNDERSTAND YOUR SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO LEGAL COUNSEL
Do you face a criminal charge but lack money to hire a lawyer? If so, you should understand your Sixth Amendment right to legal counsel. ›
CAN POLICE SEARCH MY CAR WITHOUT A WARRANT?
As an American, you have constitutional rights protecting your privacy. Under the Fourth Amendment, police cannot search your car without a warrant, permission from you or a valid reason. ›
DO I NEED A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IF I'M INNOCENT?
If you've been arrested and charged with a crime you didn't commit, you may be wondering, “Do I need a criminal defense lawyer if I'm innocent?” ›
SHOULD I TALK TO POLICE WITHOUT A LAWYER PRESENT?
Houston criminal defense attorney Neal Davis wants you to know your rights. ›
INTERACTING WITH TEXAS POLICE WHILE PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS
If you must interact with police, do so respectfully without compromising your constitutional rights. ›
THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE GUIDE TO BAIL & BONDS
Persons charged with a crime must know if they are eligible for bond and, if so, how much is bond? Houston criminal defense lawyer Neal Davis helps answer these questions. ›
TEXAS CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
How does Texas classify crimes? What are the sentencing guidelines for felonies vs. misdemeanors? ›
SALINAS VS. TEXAS: THE REALITY OF THE 5th AMENDMENT
The Salinas vs. Texas case may not have been high profile, but it highlighted some growing problems with self-incrimination. ›
WHAT ARE BOND CONDITIONS?
If you or a loved one faces criminal charges for which bond has been set, you also may face certain bond conditions. You may not understand what bond conditions are, but veteran Houston criminal defense attorney Neal Davis can help. ›
THE SUPREME COURT AND MIRANDA RIGHTS
Miranda v. Arizona is a 1966 United States Supreme Court case that required law enforcement to inform a suspect of their rights prior to an interrogation. If a suspect makes incriminating statements in response to interrogation while they are in custody, and they were not informed of their rights, those statements will not be admissible in court. ›
EXPLORING ATTORNEY-CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY
Attorney-client confidentiality is an important part of our legal system that protects both attorney and client rights. ›
The Federal Criminal Offense Timeline
If you are the subject of an investigation, have been charged with an offense or are a witness, it may help to know a bit about the timeline that cases commonly follow. ›