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…
KXAN-TV reported on July 5 that a woman was arrested in Round Rock after officers found 10 ounces of methamphetamine in her car during a traffic stop along Interstate 35 (I-35). According to KXAN, an ensuing investigation by detectives led to officers—with the help of the FBI, Austin and Pflugerville police, Texas DPS, and U.S.…
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…
https://www.georgetownlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Wiggins-2019-super-lawyers-recognition-video-1.mp4 We are proud to announce that veteran criminal defense attorney Elizabeth Wiggins was just named one of Texas’ Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers Magazine.  Super Lawyers is one of the most respected attorney rating programs in the country. The Rising Star honor that Ms. Wiggins received is a distinction that is reserved…
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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…
Court-Ordered Alcohol Testing Includes Soberlink and the EtG Test Are you concerned about your spouse’s alcohol intake while they are with the children? Although everyone works hard at being a good parent, sometimes alcohol gets in the way. Read about Problems & Effects of Alcoholism on Families & Marriages. When a parent struggles with alcohol…
Divorcing with Children Without Anxiety Raising happy children after divorce should be the goal of both parents. The decision to divorce can be challenging when parents consider the potential impact on the children. It is a good idea to prepare ahead of time and figure out what to tell them, either together as parents or…
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…