Attorneys Kevin Baldwin, a former prosecutor, and Eric Vernon, a former public defender, work as a team representing clients across the Kansas City metro area in both Kansas and Missouri. We provide criminal defense, employment discrimination, and personal injury representation. As a team, we work together to prepare for trials and have found that their…
KXAN-TV reported on September 6 that a 54-year-old woman was arrested in Georgetown for allegedly abandoning her grandchild in a hot car. According to KXAN, the woman went into the Ross department store on West University Avenue in Georgetown, but left her grandson strapped in a car seat for more than 20 minutes. The woman…
A workplace is legally required to be a safe and comfortable place to work, free from discrimination and harassment. While one-time annoyances do not legally constitute a hostile work environment, you are protected by law if the primary motivation for creating or allowing an unhealthy workplace is discrimination based on the illegal motive of your…
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…
Greg Kelley, the 22-year-old former Leander High School football player convicted of super aggravated sexual assault of a child in 2014, was released from the Williamson County Jail on $50,000 bond on August 22. The Austin American-Statesman reported that state District Judge Donna King said in a 10-page order that she was granting bond to…
The Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) was enacted in 2003 with the passage of House Bill (HB) 3588 during the 78th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. The program required the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to apply surcharges to individuals with certain traffic convictions, but the Driver Responsibility Program has been criticized for largely…
Your DWI May Have Some Great Defenses, But These Usually Aren’t In some ways, these topics might be woven into your overall defense strategy, but it’s not as simple as people think.  To win your DWI case, your lawyer should use whatever is available. 1) “They didn’t read me my rights.” Most people mean Miranda…
January is a busy month for new divorce, custody and modification filings because there are so many holiday divorce and custody issues for parents and kids. Most people who file a case in January decided months earlier and chose to wait until after the holidays. Some people wait until after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years…
Few criminal law concepts are as simple and as misunderstood as the term “nolo contendere”, otherwise called “no contest”.  The two terms say the same thing in different languages, so I’ll just use “no contest” in this piece. In my practice, I’ve encountered many people who seem to have the misguided notion they shouldn’t or…
Being Grateful on Thanksgiving After Divorce Given the options of having an interrupted life and sharing your kids versus never having them, any parent who loves their children will be grateful for them on Thanksgiving. After the divorce and custody process is finalized, we all must move on with our lives and that means dealing…