How to Choose the Right Juvenile Defense Attorney

As a parent, finding out your child has potentially committed a crime can feel overwhelming. And although you may know that your next best step is to find an attorney, how do you choose when there are so many options available? First, take a deep breath—there are plenty of highly qualifie...

Joyriding vs. Vehicle Theft: What’s the Difference?

Some juvenile crimes start as innocent mistakes such as taking a quick ride around the block in mom or dad’s car. Unfortunately, joyriding is a crime just like vehicle theft. Yet, there are specific differences between the two. What Is Joyriding? Unauthorized use of a motor vehicl...

What to Do If Your Child Was Caught Shoplifting

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You’ve received a call you never thought you would—your child has been caught shoplifting. Now, you might feel angry, confused, frustrated and disappointed. It’s also normal to worry about the next steps your child might face with the legal system. Let us give you some peace of mind during th...

More Americans face arrest over petty crimes

In Texas and across the country, a conversation has developed about excessive prosecution and incarceration. As a result, there is wide support for criminal justice reform, including proposals to decriminalize or legalize cannabis and end criminal prosecution and incarceration for related offenses. ...

Many felonies are nonviolent and some are bizzare

Texas residents likely think of serious crimes like murder and arson when felonies are mentioned, and they may be surprised to learn that dozens of acts that would barely raise an eyebrow also fall under this designation. Calling in sick to spend a day in front of the television is actually a felony...

Wrongful convictions continue to pose barrier to justice

For many people in Texas, a wrongful conviction is one of their worst nightmares. With the advent of computer surveillance technology and DNA testing, many might hope that wrongful convictions are less likely than they were in the past. However, many cases, especially for more minor crimes like shop...

Data can be accessed with only a subpoena

Texas residents who use apps such as Ring or Lyft may not have full control of their data. Only three states require that police get a warrant before accessing information about an individual from those or other popular apps. Companies such as Ring readily hand over information to police officers wh...