Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) does not necessarily mean "drunk" driving. The results of a breath or a blood test can play a significant role in the outcome of a DWI case.
Assault & violent crimes potentially carry some of the most severe penalties under the laws of the State. Assaults allegedly involving “family violence” or the use of deadly weapons are aggressively prosecuted.
The severity of a drug charge depends on several factors including the type of drug, the quantity involved and whether or not the accused is alleged to have been selling drugs to others.
A theft or fraud case can range from simple shoplifting to claims of an extensive criminal enterprise. The value of the alleged loss and the manner in which the act was committed can greatly impact the case.
A probation violation can subject a probationer to penalties far more severe than initially imposed by the court. An individual who is on probation has already lost many of their rights related to the original case.
A permanent criminal record can be damaging in many ways. Under certain circumstances an individual may be entitled to apply for a court order limiting the dissemination of their arrest record.
The Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure authorize the prosecution of various alleged criminal behaviors. Many of these crimes involve collateral consequences beyond the statutory penalty range.