On June 14, KXAN-TV reported that Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies found $184,520 in a cardboard box in the back seat of a vehicle during a routine traffic stop. A 26-year-old man and 35-year-old woman were in a Jeep stopped on Texas State Highway 130 for not passing in the left lane and having no…
September 1 marked the date that House Bill 3016, the legislation more commonly known as the “second chances” bill signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 15, went into effect. HB 3016 amended the Texas Government Code such that allows certain first-time, low-level offenders to seal their criminal records. It is important to…
Today is January 1 of a new year.  It’s important to remember personal and societal progress are not inevitable.  Change, whether slow or rapid, will occur.  We can regress without diligent, intelligent, responsible decisions and actions.  Improvement requires our conscious attention. Our core beliefs and cherished rights as a free nation are not self-executing.  We…
Families Should be Using Our Family Wizard Software and Apps The magic of Our Family Wizard (OFW) is not magic at all, rather it is smart scheduling software designed to facilitate communication between parents with shared custody of their children. The shared calendar helps co-parents with visitation swaps, school schedules, and extracurricular events. Using Our…
That sweet time finally has come after a dreary winter: Spring Break.  Countless thousands of partying college students will flood beaches from South Padre Island to Port Aransas to Galveston.  Try your best to stay safe while you have a good time. While you’re at it, try not to regret it the rest of your…
The information on this post has now moved to a new FAQ page. The post Expunction and Nondisclosure FAQs and Concerns appeared first on CC Beach Lawyer.
Updated January 30, 2019 A significant amount of divorce and family law cases involve the use of social media evidence to prove allegations and win in court. There is an irony in the design of social media platforms. It helps us meet and attract people and keep in touch with friends. The counterbalance involves people…
You have a right to a grand jury.  Yes, you really do. Really.  It’s right there in The Fifth Amendment of our country’s Constitution.  It’s important.  It matters.  Seriously, it does.  Grand juries are fundamental to freedom. They stretch back at least 800 years and appear in the Magna Carta, one of the most important…
Divorcing with Children: Child Custody Issues When divorcing with children, child custody must be determined by agreement or ordered by the court. The terms custody and visitation are commonly used by people when talking about conservatorship and possession or access to the child, the terms used in the Texas Family Code. Everything decided should be…
Two people were killed in a six-vehicle crash in Williamson County on August 31. The Austin American-Statesman reported that authorities said a 2006 Ford F-150 pulled out of a convenience store and slammed into two vehicles at the intersection of Texas State Highway 29 and County Road 200 before taking off on the wrong side…