Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Changes to Texas DWI Laws

The state of Texas has changed the way it deals with DWI (driving while intoxicated) cases. Because of a new law that took effect in September 2019, first-time DWI offenders now have the option to have their charges deferred. Deferred adjudication – a plea deal where a defendant pleads “guilty” or “no contest” and is

What happens if you violate probation by getting a DWI?

If you are convicted of a crime in Texas, probation (now known as “community supervision”) will likely be a part of your sentence. While under community supervision, the court will oversee your behavior. You will be required to abide by specific rules and follow certain guidelines, and you must avoid breaking any laws. You’ll be

Can you be deported for a DUI or DWI conviction in Texas?

Non-citizens in Texas know that encounters with law enforcement can be dangerous because criminal charges often carry the possible risk of deportation. If you’re an immigrant living in Texas and you’ve been arrested on suspicion of DWI, know that while deportation is a possibility, it isn’t a sure thing. Your previous criminal history, prior convictions,

Deferred Adjudication in Texas

What is Deferred Adjudication and How Does it Work? Were you arrested and charged with a crime in Dallas? It’s crucial that you speak with an experienced defense attorney to discuss your rights and options as soon as possible after your arrest. In certain circumstances, you might be eligible for deferred adjudication, which is often

Should I go with a public defender or hire a private attorney?

Every citizen has the right to have an attorney represent them if they’ve been charged with a crime. If you choose to hire an attorney to represent you (and it is NOT advisable that you represent yourself), you will have two options: hire a private attorney or allow the state to appoint a public defender