Some Drivers Charged With Drunk Driving May Get a Reprieve

 I have always maintained that field sobriety tests were flawed. According to a recent Houston Chronicle report, more than 1,200 DWI arrests may have been conducted either using a machine that was not maintained correctly or by an officer who was …

New Tests Enable Detection of Synthetic Marijuana Use

 “The new synthetic drugs that have been flooding the market have been a growing cause for concern for employers. To get around testing positive for marijuana, many employees have turned to synthetic marijuana due to the inability of compani…

Randy Travis Sues to Prevent Release of Drunk Driving Video

 While drunk driving arrests are usually recorded on camera, most of the time nobody is particularly interested in seeing the video footage. When you’re a celebrity, things are a little different–especially if you happen to be wearing …

Do I Need To Hire a Theft Lawyer?

You have the absolute right to represent yourself, but I would not recommend serving as your own attorney.  If you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime, you are probably worrying about how this will affect your life. The punishme…

From One Tower To Another

I wanted to make sure that everyone knew that after practicing law in the Williams Tower for Seven years I have moved my office to the River Oaks Tower.  Hopefully, my clients will find this new building much easier to reach since traffi…

Using The State’s Witnesses

It is not often as a criminal defense lawyer that I get to use a State’s witness against them.  There are many highs and lows during a trial, but it is always uplifting as an attorney when you know that you are in control of a prosecutor’s witness.  It is most common in assault, family violence trials where the complaining witness wants the charges dropped against your client, but the State presses on to trial despite their request. Recently, I was in trial for a theft/shoplifing case where I could not believe that the prosecutor was putting on a witness  that I knew would say exactly what I wanted her to say, to the benefit of my client.  I am not sure if the prosecutor failed to speak to her beforehand, she only told him what he wanted to hear, or was not aware how easily influenced she would be by an experienced trial attorney.  Nevertheless, it felt so good to have her admit that my client had not assisted in the theft despite driving her to the store. I was pleased when the jury returned a quick “not guilty’ verdict.

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Traveling To Canada With A Criminal Conviction

While on vacation in Banff, Canada I spoke to a local lawyer that enlightened me about their travel restrictions with a criminal record.  I have previously stated that a DWI conviction may preclude someone from traveling to Canada.&…

Condensing My Criminal Defense Blogs

I have come to the conclusion that trying to continually updating three criminal law related blogs, tweeting regularly all the while maintaining a thriving law practice is unmanageable.  Unlike other lawyers and law firms that I know I w…

Harris County DWI Jury Delivers A Not Guilty Verdict

I had the pleasure of representing someone in aDWI trial last week in Harris County, Texas.  The young woman had her mother and father supporting her throughout the entire process.  They even took two days off from their jobs to support …