Harris County

  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … officer can always get an on-call judge in Houston or Harris County to issue a virtual warrant. With the receipt of the warrant, the arresting officer will ask for transportation to the nearest hospital to draw a blood sample. Understand that you retain the right to say no to the officer’s demand for a blood or breath specimen. If the officer…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Driving With a Suspended License: Texas Laws and Penalties

    … vigorously argue that the client didn’t know about the suspension. The prosecution must prove that the driver knowingly drove with a suspended license. If you choose to get behind the wheel when your driver’s license is revoked or suspended, you may be charged with a Class C misdemeanor or higher level charges according to § 521.457 (e). Under Texas…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    …; 9) improper relations between teacher-educator and student; 9) intoxication manslaughter; 10) possession of between 50 pounds to 2,000 pounds of marijuana; 11) sexual assault; 12) stalking (second offense); and 13) human trafficking (any age). Examples of a third-degree felony include: 1) deadly action with a firearm; 2) aggravated perjury; 3…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 18 readers -
  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … allowed to contest. If you’re indicted for a criminal offense, you aren’t entitled under the Constitution to argue the grand jury’s probable cause finding. In Kaley v. United States, a defendant challenged the legality of a pretrial order to freeze assets by challenging the grand jury’s True Bill result. The Supreme Court determined…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • Legal Consequences for Sex in Public in Texas

    … that the offender obtains testing for HIV as well as other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The person may willingly submit or be required to submit to testing. Results of testing are sent to the victim. Legal Penalties If convicted of public lewdness, a Class A misdemeanor, penalties range from a small fine to jail time of up to one year plus a $4,000…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 14 readers -
  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … paraphernalia or possession of a controlled substance Marijuana-Related Crimes, such as possession of marijuana, sale or delivery or marijuana, or felony possession Violent Juvenile Crimes, including weapon possession on school grounds, assault and battery, unlawful possession of a firearm, or aggravated assault Juvenile Theft/Property Crimes…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • Texas 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Statistics

    … within big cities. The majority of less-populous counties in Texas may see fewer than 100 truck accidents per year, while populous areas like Dallas and Harris County see a few thousand (3,598 and 5,887 in 2015, respectively). Truck accident statistics nationwide. According to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 36 readers -
  • Anthony Craft Killed outside K.D. Learning Center in Houston

    …HOUSTON, TX (03/23/2016) — The K.D. Learning Center remains closed after 4-YO Anthony Craft was killed in a car accident outside the facility. Authorities with the Harris County Sheriff’s office identified 4-year-old Anthony Craft as the victim of a fatal accident that occurred outside the K.D. Learning Center at the intersection of Uvalde Road…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 33 readers -
  • Two Life Sentences for DWI in Texas?

    …-related convictions. In 2013, for instance, a Hays County court sentenced a woman to life in prison following her sixth DUI charge. The woman had actually been released from jail—following her fifth charge—just before the sixth arrest. Taking DUI/DWI Charges Seriously Of course, most drunk driving cases will not send a person to prison for life. But even…

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 16 readers -
  • Inexperienced Associate at Heart of Legal Malpractice Row

    … Inexperienced Associate at Heart of Legal Malpractice Row Seyfarth Shaw is 750 lawyer firm based in Chicago. Although a well known firm with a good reputation, not all their clients are happy with the service they receive. According to a lawsuit filed last month in Harris County, Texas, Seyfarth Shaw is accused of legal malpractice…

    Legal Malpractice - Chris Trebatoski- 29 readers -
  • BREAKING NEWS: Andrews Furth Loses $200 Million Malpractice Claim

    … in a legal malpractice lawsuit threatens the very survivability of the iconic firm. A lawyer close to that case revealed to us that a Harris County District Court jury found Andrews Kurth liable for approximately $200,000,000.00 in damages and costs. Because we are the first to break the news, we have verified with the Harris County District Clerk’s…

    Due Diligence- 47 readers -
  • How To Check For Warrants in Houston

    … A few times per week we get phone calls to our Houston office from people interested in finding out if there is a way to find out if they have a warrant in Harris County, without having to visit the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for obvious reasons. To get more information about how to find out if you have a warrant in Houston, click one…

    Tad Nelson/ Tad Nelson & Associates- 35 readers -
  • What to Expect at an Expuction Hearing

    … is Expunction? Expunging criminal records essentially involves wiping the slate clean so that information about an arrest can no longer be found by anyone performing a background check. Other law enforcement agencies can still see the information, but potential employers and landlords cannot. Those who are granted an expunction can legally answer…

    Law Office of James Alston- 37 readers -
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