A bail bond is essentially something offered by a defendant to ensure that he or she appears in court while a case is pending.  In Texas, there are several types of bail bonds.  The general idea behind a bond is that if someone has something to lose by not appearing in court (aside from being…

Attending a criminal court proceeding can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the system.  While procedures in state court vary from county to county, there are certain universal procedures in all courtrooms and some required by Texas law.  Knowledge of some basic courtroom procedures may help alleviate some of the apprehension associated with attending criminal…

Whether to have a trial on a criminal case depends on many factors.  The determination can only be made after a thorough examination of all of the facts and circumstances of a particular case.   However, there are certain considerations in every case that must be taken into account when deciding whether to take a case…

If you are searching for a criminal defense attorney on the Internet, chances are that you have either never hired an attorney or have only hired an attorney once or twice in the past. When you search for a criminal attorney online, you quickly find that there is a dizzying number of options. If you…

There are two general categories of crimes in the Texas legal system – misdemeanors and felonies.  Whether a crime is misdemeanor or felony depends upon the offense conduct.  The primary differences between a felony and a misdemeanor are the range of punishment, the consequences of conviction, and the ability to have the charge cleared or…

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