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Everything You Need to Know About Pretrial Intervention in Texas

Posted on May 14, 2019 in
Pre-trial intervention is similar to a probation arrangement during a criminal case in Houston. The goal is to give the defendant an opportunity to clear his or her criminal record with full case dismissal, as long as the defendant fulfills the terms of the pre-trial intervention. Pre-trial intervention serves to rehabilitate the convicted individual...
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What Is a DWI Surcharge?

Posted on May 3, 2019 in
In Texas, a driving while intoxicated (DWI) surcharge is an administrative penalty. It is a fee the Department of Public Safety charges as a requirement for maintaining your driver’s license post-DWI conviction. A DWI surcharge can bring the total costs of your DWI conviction much higher than the initial penalties, as the surcharge applies...
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What Happens at an Arraignment in Texas?

Posted on April 18, 2019 in
The criminal justice process consists of several phases. The first process generally includes arrest, booking, and arraignment. Once the police arrest a suspect for a crime, they will book the suspect at the police department, documenting a mug shot, the suspect’s fingerprints, and a list of all items in the suspect’s possession at the...
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How Do Bail Bonds Work in Texas?

Posted on April 10, 2019 in
The bail bond system exists to ensure that individuals charged with crimes appear for their court dates as required while allowing them to move freely between booking and arraignment. If you or a loved one needs immediate legal representation after an arrest in Houston, contact a Houston bail bond lawyer today. After someone has...
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Animal Cruelty Laws in Texas

Posted on April 1, 2019 in
Animal cruelty laws exist to protect animals from neglect, abuse, and mistreatment, and each state has unique animal cruelty laws everyone should know. A new United States House Bill seeks to make animal cruelty a federal offense, and the bill apparently shows strong bipartisan support. In the meantime, Texas residents should know how the...
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