Criminal Defense

How Criminal Cases Start and How the Prosecution Operates

January 3, 2018

In Texas, a criminal investigation starts either by an individual filing a complaint about a crime or a crime occurring. If an individual files a police compliant, they allege someone committed a crime against them such as stalking or assault. The alleged victim may name the person they know or believed committed the crime. The […]

How to Help a Loved One That Is Arrested on Christmas

December 20, 2017

With the winter holidays approaching, consider what to do if your loved one gets arrested on Christmas. Perhaps it’s already happened before. You’re sound asleep and the phone rings at 2:00 a.m. You immediately imagine that a friend or family has passed away or is involved in serious car accident. When you pick up the […]

The Burden of Proof

December 7, 2017

We often hear about the burden of proof in the media. If you’ve ever wondered, “What’s the burden of proof?” this post explains what you should know about this deep legal concept. The plaintiff and defendant are responsible to prove claims made in a trial. In general, the individual who raises a legal claim has the responsibility […]

The Consequences for Attempted Murder in Texas

October 25, 2017

The consequences of attempted murder, also known as attempted homicide, are dire. No violent crime is more serious than murder, the unlawful and intentional decision by one person to take another person’s life. Aside from federal crimes, such as treason and espionage, murder is the singular crime for which capital punishment is available. Attempted murder […]