Navigating Domestic Violence Charges in Texas

Navigating Domestic Violence Charges in Texas

There are three types of domestic violence that are recognized under Texas law. We will briefly explain each law and the associated penalties. Texas does not take domestic violence lightly. Even having a protective order because of domestic violence can have long...
Contempt of Court and How to Avoid It

Contempt of Court and How to Avoid It

“Contempt of court” is used in both criminal and civil cases, and it is something you could end up facing if you do not follow through with everything you must do when out on bail. If you are out on bail, you should understand what contempt of court is and...
You Missed Your Court Date: Now What?

You Missed Your Court Date: Now What?

When a person is given a summons to appear in court in the state of Texas, they are entering into a type of obligation with their county and state. According to this obligation, that person is expected to appear in court at the appointed date and time. They are also...
Why You Shouldn’t Stay In Jail

Why You Shouldn’t Stay In Jail

If a person is convicted of a crime and given a jail sentence, the sentence will be reduced by the number of days that person was detained in jail prior to conviction. (This is called “credit for time served.”) Thus, a suspect who expects to receive a jail sentence...