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Change your life after a DWI

Being charged with a DWI could be one of the first signs that you are suffering from a dependence on alcohol or alcohol addiction. Many people have alcohol dependence without realizing it -- they think that drinking is simply something they enjoy and can control....

Basics of a Texas DWI charge

Courts in Texas take DUI and DWI laws seriously because drunk drivers can cause harm to others. Texas had the highest number of fatal drunk driving accidents in 2016, which totaled over 1,400 and made up 38.1% of accidents. Texas applies the term DWI, or driving while...

What to know when accused of embezzlement

As a longtime accountant for your company, you are a trusted employee. But you have a secret that no one knows. At least you thought no one knew until your employer confronted you about missing funds – thousands and thousands of dollars. You face an accusation of...

Fraud could net a lengthy prison sentence

In October, a Texas woman was sentenced to prison for embezzling nearly $1 million via wire fraud. The 46-year-old woman had previously entered guilty pleas in December 2019 for charges accusing her of a white-collar crime by diverting corporate money via false...

Being vigilant about identity theft

Identity theft schemes occur in Texas and all over the United States, and many of these fraud schemes involve a high level of sophistication. Some plans specifically target a particular group; one recent case revealed that U.S. service members faced targeting for...

You should seek help if you’re facing a DWI

You weren't expecting to get pulled over when you were out for the night. The policeman who stopped you claimed that you had been driving erratically, but you didn't think that was the truth. Despite that, you listened as they said what they needed to and even gave...

Defend yourself against methamphetamine charges

Methamphetamine is a strong drug that has highly addictive properties. It stimulates the central nervous system and, in the short term, can cause wakefulness and decreased appetite. It can also cause negative side effects such as increased blood pressure and rapid or...

Texas can sometimes forgive and totally forget your crime

A criminal record can follow you the rest of your life, taking a toll on your wellbeing long after you’ve made amends with victims and your community, paid your fine and did your time. And if you were wrongly convicted, you still paid the price.Under some...