Update: Sealing of Criminal Records

Criminal record

After Standard Deferred A person is eligible to petition the court to have his record sealed where a person has (1) successfully completed deferred adjudication probation for an offense, (2) the charge has been dismissed and the person has been discharged from probation, and (3) the applicable waiting period has been observed. The waiting period … Continued

Denton DWI Defense Lawyer: Driving While on Drugs

Defending Drivers in the Lewisville, Denton, and Frisco Areas Where alcohol is involved, before the State can admit the blood test results to show the driver was drunk, the State’s expert (usually a lab technician) must testify on (1) time of ingestion, (2) the amount of the BAC and (3) the speed that alcohol is … Continued

“Can the Police Read My Text Messages?”

text message on a cell phone

No, unless they have a search warrant or your consent. In December of 2016, the highest court in Texas over criminal matters, the Court of Criminal Appeals, held that citizens have a reasonable expectation of privacy from the government in the content of their text messages. Love v. State, AP-77,024 (Tex. Crim. App. 2016). What … Continued