Getting a DWI Reduced The term “wet reckless” typically refers to a reckless driving offense that was originally charged as a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest. Wet reckless charges are often the result of plea bargaining between a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. While guilty pleas are more common in cases that have stronger…
“Those drugs aren’t mine, I swear!” You should understand that this phrase is something police hear often. But just because many such denials are false doesn’t mean that they are all lies. Often, when police find drugs in a home or vehicle, the owner or occupant is the primary suspect. Unless he or she can…
A Look at the Criminal Courts in Tarrant County Class A and Class B misdemeanor offenses are handled in the Tarrant County Criminal Courts.  There are Ten County Criminal Courts in Tarrant County, all located downtown Fort Worth at the Tim Curry Justice Center, 401 W. Belknap, Fort Worth, Texas 76196.  Commonly seen offenses in…
What you need to know about the criminal appeals process in Texas Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org First, you should know that you have a legal right to appeal your case. This means that you can ask a higher court to review a lower court’s decision which went against you and to decide if that decision…
For people currently on Probation with a Felony Conviction a relatively new Texas law may provide some relief via Judicial Clemency, including for some felony marijuana convictions. Judicial Clemency is the term used to describe the power of a judge to set aside a conviction under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Judicial Clemency is…
You would think that consensual sex between adults would be entirely lawful. However, that isn’t true everywhere in the United States There are many restrictions on sexual activity to protect and not offending the public. For instance, there are limitations on where you can engage in consensual sex acts. If you are caught having sex…
Everyone knows that teenagers don’t always understand the consequences of their actions. The need to no longer be treated as a child, the desire for attention, the pull of strong emotions that overcome self-control, and the constant pressure of their peers can push teens and young adults to make irresponsible decisions. Unfortunately, these stupid things…
How severe are healthcare fraud penalties and punishments? Just ask a Houston woman whose exposed Medicare fraud scheme resulted in a 10-year prison sentence and an order to pay back more than $20 million, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Evelyn Mokwuah of Pearland, Texas was sentenced in federal court in Houston by U.S.…
“If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” This was the tweet heard ‘round the world. On the afternoon of Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted this to her followers. In a matter of hours, this tweet sparked a global social movement that is still impacting…
More than two dozen people were arrested on felony DWI charges in Montgomery County last month. Right about now, they may be wondering just how serious is a DWI charge in Texas. For them — and for you — we have answers. First, each DWI case is unique, with different circumstances that can spell the…