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New texas law on record sealing

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Effective September 1, 2015, a new Texas law makes it easier for many people to get their criminal record or arrests sealed.  If you have ever been arrested, and completed a deferred adjudication, this law may apply to you. 

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4th of July DWI No Refusal Arrests

Extended ‘No Refusal’ initiatives on every notable holiday have become the norm for Austin and the surrounding area. This year is no different.  The initiative begins tonight and runs through Wednesday on the roads and the lakes. APD bans personal water crafts during portions of these holiday weekends. Elevated law enforcement presence on the lakes means Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) arrests will be as much in focus as DWI arrests this time of year. 

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Overview: Felony Drving While Intoxicated -3rd or more in Texas

Many people arrested for DWI think they are automatically charged with a felony.  Undoubtedly, this is the result from decades of special interest and government propaganda spilling about the evils of drinking and driving.  However, a conventional first time DWI arrest is generally a misdemeanor offense exposing minimal jail time, if any. 

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Possession of Marijuana in Austin, Texas

Possession of Marijuana (POM) charges in Austin, and all over Texas, are one of the most common cases (behind only Driving While License Invalid) that I see as a criminal defense lawyer.  Like controlled substances, POM penalties range according to the weight found.  Felony possession occurs at a weight greater than 4 ounces. 

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Recent Case Results

  • Possession of Marijuana
    • Client J.H.

      Travis County
    • Case Result
      Dismissed
  • Driving While Intoxicated
    • Client J.N.

      Caldwell County
    • Case Result
      NOT GUILTY
  • Assault with Deadly Weapon
    • Client C.L.

      Travis County
    • Case Result
      Dismissed
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