The State of Texas maintains a system by which it charges people with a driver’s license to keep their right to drive. How? Points and convictions are used to assess surcharges: Any moving violation gets you at least two points, and the points stay on your record for three years. The state checks your record … Read More
I am an attorney who does a lot of probate work in the following Texas counties: Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Dallas & Collin. As a lawyer handling probate and estate work for families, this three (3) part series answers some the most frequent questions I get when called about what a family should do when a … Read More
SAFP is an intensive substance abuse treatment program for offenders on probation or parole. The program is operated in a therapeutic community setting and lasts six months for regular-need offenders and nine months for those with a special need, such as physical or mental health issues or pregnancy. A judge sentences an offender to an … Read More
WHEN ARE YOU UNDER ARREST?
You are arrested when law enforcement officers take you into custody or otherwise deprive you of your freedom of movement in any significant way in order to hold you to answer for a criminal offense. You may, in fact, be under arrest even though no one has actually used the … Read More
This is one of the hardest questions I face in the practice of law. Occasionally, I have a client who is sentenced to time in a Texas prison and they have no idea what to expect.
This article is an excellent overview of what they can expect when arriving at a Texas prison for the … Read More