Finding the right criminal defense attorney is extremely important. A criminal case can have an incredibly negative impact on your personal reputation, your family, and ultimately your employment opportunities. The person that you need on your side throughout the process is a good criminal defense lawyer…but how do you trust that the criminal defense lawyer is the right fit for you, your case, and your family?
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Hoping for the best is not a strategy. Getting the right lawyer in your corner is. My mission is to make your experience easier by – at every step of the process – explaining the process, your rights, the evidence, and your possible outcomes.
If you, a friend, or family member is facing criminal charges –– you need someone not only with professional experience but someone who is on your side, fighting for YOU. Click to find out more about other ways criminal defense lawyers can help you.
I always counsel my clients who are going to be on probation that they should do everything possible to establish a good relationship with their probation officer. Make a good first impression. Be on time. Be organized. Be polite. After all, your probation officer can make your life easier while they’re supervising your probation… or […]
I regularly represent people facing extremely serious criminal charges. I stand with them, help them understand the case and their options, and support them emotionally. I see my role not just as the person who gives my client legal advice, but the one person in the world that they can fully trust in the criminal […]
In the old days people had to unlock their phones with a passcode or a password. Phone makers like Apple made that antiquated and obsolete when the introduced TouchID in 2013 starting with the iPhone 5S. TouchID was (and is) a biometric fingerprint recognition system that allowed you to unlock your phone (and later your […]
A lot of people are wondering when courts will reopen to in-person court settings. Here is the latest guidance from the state Office of Court Administration. Non-essential in-person court settings of any size should be delayed until at least June 1, 2020. They may be delayed even longer than that though, as the guidelines lay […]
“A man who police said was burglarizing a shed behind a Dallas home was fatally shot after being confronted by the homeowner,” according to Fox4 News. Police said this happened just before 11pm. Police were called our for a welfare check and found a man shot to death inside a car that had crashed into […]
A group of inmates have brought a federal lawsuit against Dallas County over the county’s handling of COVID-19 in the jail. The lawsuit demands immediate release for medically high-risk inmates as well as proper sanitary and social distancing protocols to be followed in the jail. The lawsuit is ongoing with hearings yesterday and again today […]
There’s been a lot of media coverage about how a rise in domestic violence cases is a sad and frightening consequence of staying at home due to COVID-19 (see examples of coverage here, here, and here). For victims of domestic violence this is, of course, a nightmare scenario: choose between staying at home with an […]
My friend Scott Henson over at the acclaimed blog Grits for Breakfas has another fantastic post, this time focusing on something I’ve blogged about before: coronavirus in our Texas jails. As of yesterday, Grits has the numbers of inmates who’ve tested positive: Statewide, according to data from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, as of […]