Driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), or driving under the influence (DUI) are all ways to describe the same thing: intoxicated driving. Intoxication may be the result of alcohol or another chemical substance (e.g., marijuana) or both. To be a criminal of...
Navigating the Decision Making Process: Plea Deal vs. Trial in Texas
The decision to take a case to trial is usually a tough decision and a lot normally rides on the decision. This blog discusses the decision making process and factors to consider. Anyone reading this blog may or may not have an attorney. This blog is this author's suggestions and opinions based on his experiences in the criminal defense field for 27 years. If you are faced with this decision have an attorney, you can use this discussion to help in your decision, but it is not meant to preempt his judgement. Listen to what he is saying and use this write up to maybe help in the discussion and decision.
Your Right to an Attorney
This blog covers your constitutional right to an attorney and when that right is activated.
Bail Bonds and How to Use to Get Out of Jail.
Explanation Bail Bonds and how to get released from jail. This blog covers what bail is, what a bond is, what a surety bond is, and what a cash bond is. It covers the logic a judge uses to set a bond and the purpose of bail.
Expunging, sealing criminal records, early probation release and setting aside criminal convictions
The thrust of this blog is to emphasize that if you have any type of conviction other than a traffic conviction, to call us and discuss the possible extraneous consequences and if and how the conviction can be removed or sealed (ie hidden) or maybe even a set aside of the conviction. Don't hesitate to call us. We will courteously discuss your situation and make a determination on what, if any action, may be taken to seal, remove, or set aside the conviction. Steven Clary 972-722-0887