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Houston, TX 77004

Tel: 713-443-2232


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September 9, 2017

On September 1st, a new law became effective that, for the first time, allows the sealing (non-disclosure) of a first time DWI conviction under certain circumstances. This is a big deal for some folks who have had to deal with the negative ramifications of having a DWI...

March 10, 2017

Now that possession of less than 4 ounces of weed will no longer lead to arrest and charges in Harris County, I fear that people will get confused and not realize that there are still very strict laws and penalties for possession of tetrahydracannibinol (THC) wax or oi...

February 22, 2017

If you choose to take advantage of the Harris County weed program and... are riding dirty (it is still illegal and I always advise people to follow the law), you should make sure you don't have a gun.

To give you an example...Say Chamillionaire is driving around and he...

February 21, 2017

Harris County's new Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program (MMDP)

While Marijuana isn't legal in Harris County, the consequences are significantly reduced with the recent announcement of the new policy.  This program is slated to kick off on March 1 in about 10 days....

February 15, 2017

High profile cases in a big city like Houston attract a ton of media attention.  Knowing how to deal with the media can be an important skill for an attorney involved in such a case.  Fortunately, I have a lot of experience with these high profile cases and the media....

January 26, 2017

Part 5 of 5 of my series on Grand Juries:

How can someone accused of a crime benefit from the Grand Jury process?

When someone is accused of a felony, it is often by complaint. That means the case has not been indicted yet. This is a very important stage for the accused....

January 19, 2017

Part 4 of my series on Grand Juries: What else can a Grand Jury do?

Where I last left off, I talked about the process by which a Grand Jury reviews a case briefly with a prosecutor then votes whether to indict. That is the vast majority of Grand Jury cases. But Grand Ju...

January 10, 2017

Part 3 of my series on Grand Juries: What goes on in that Grand Jury room?

This is the door to the Grand Jury area at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. Through this door is a pair of waiting rooms, a reception area where the Bailiffs are, and behind that are th...

January 8, 2017

Part 2 in my series about Grand Juries: Who are the "Grand Jurors"?

Grand Jurors are just citizens like anyone else. There are a series of requirements (Article 19.08 of the Code of Criminal Procedure if you really want to look it up), but basically, they come from the...

January 6, 2017

Non-criminal lawyer folks don't often know much about the Grand Jury process, so I'm going to do a few posts over the next week or so laying out the basic facts of the process, how it works, and ultimately how a person accused of a crime can use the Grand Jury to his a...

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February 15, 2017