Our country's criminal justice system is comprised of individuals and agencies working together to investigate crime on the streets and dole-out justice in the courtroom. When someone is arrested this

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution has three main purposes. First, it protects the person, the home, and a person's belongings. Second, it prohibits unreasonable searches

Stories are the vehicle through which criminal defense lawyers typically communicate with juries. Since the jury decides whether a defense case is persuasive or not, it must be built from

As the Holidays approach we focus upon our family, friends, and giving. The last thing on our mind is what do to help a loved one or friend arrested and in jail. This, however, is a reality for

There are many misconceptions about our criminal justice system. But the more you know about how the system really works, the better you'll assert your rights and protect your interests when

Many clients ask "how does evidence get tossed out of court?" At trial, your criminal defense lawyer may challenge the evidence against you through the cross-examination of the

Last month six defendants litigated a group suppression hearing which raised the issue of a warrantless search of a constitutionally protected space. The warrantless search resulted in the

I was fortunate to have survived much of Harvey's rage. But an attorney colleague of mine was not so lucky. Listening to her story, I was struck not only by the terror of nature's fury, but by

How does the criminal defense attorney obtain funds to pay experts in a criminal case? More specifically, when a defense lawyer needs expert assistance and the client cannot

Administrative License Revocation is often a waiting game. ALR is short for Administrative License Revocation. People get involved in this administrative process after they are

Deciding to litigate a DWI first offense has historically been a no-brainer. Unless the prosecutor was willing to reduce charges and offer deferred adjudication on obstructing a

I've spent a great deal of time in Brazos County court this week. Meeting with prosecutors, working to resolve cases, negotiating . . . and getting nowhere. Hurry-up and wait was

My inspiration for this piece was our colleague and friend, John Gioffredi.1 John's approach to DWI defense has changed the way I try cases. His approach is not fancy, nor terribly

Prosecutor misconduct has been all the buzz lately,1 especially in the wake of a steep uptick in exonerations. In 2013 there were 13 exonerations in Texas,2 compared with 39 in