This is part II of a IV-part series discussing various aspects of the United States…

This is part I of a IV-part series discussing various aspects of the United States…

What is the Harris County District Attorney’s Office “First Chance” Marijuana Program? No doubt spurred…

As discussed in Part I of this post, the felony controlled substance pretrial intervention program…

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has recently implemented new programs designed to help first…

Part I of this post discussed the new automatic nondisclosure of certain misdemeanors.  Part II…

Part I of this post discussed the new automatic nondisclosure of certain misdemeanors.  Part II…

As a criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, I have been asked by a number…

Part I of this post discussed the new automatic nondisclosure of certain misdemeanors.  Another significant…

A petition for nondisclosure is the procedure through which a person can have certain aspects…

Exigent Circumstances The exigent circumstances doctrine is most commonly used to justify warrantless entries into…

Search Incident to Arrest A person and certain property of a person who is arrested…

Law enforcement searches fall into two broad categories – those conducted incident to a warrant…

The theft of trade secrets can be punished by both the criminal and civil justice…

Sex Offender Registration Under Texas Law (Part 2 of 2) What are the Registration Requirements…

What is Sex Offender Registration in Texas? Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal…

18 U.S. Code Sec. 924(e), more commonly known as the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”)…

This four-part post discusses when a statement may be used against a defendant in a…

This four-part post discusses when a statement may be used against a defendant in a…

This four-part post discusses when a statement may be used against a defendant in a…

This four-part post discusses when a statement may be used against a defendant in a…

A person placed on community supervision is subject to certain terms and conditions ordered by…

Most criminal jury trials in Texas proceed through a standard series of events.  The order…

Most criminal jury trials in Texas proceed through a standard series of events.  The order…

A bail bond is essentially something offered by a defendant to ensure that he or…

Attending a criminal court proceeding can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the system.  While…

Whether to have a trial on a criminal case depends on many factors.  The determination…

If you are searching for a criminal defense attorney on the Internet, chances are that…

There are two general categories of crimes in the Texas legal system – misdemeanors and…

In Texas, prosecutors are granted wide discretion to make plea bargains in cases.  This includes…

There are two major criminal justice systems in the United States that can lead to…

Individuals charged with federal crimes are entitled to a hearing to determine whether they will…

Deferred adjudication is a form of community supervision (like probation) that a judge may impose…

May 1, 2014 by David Nachtigall A petition for nondisclosure is a procedural mechanism for…

April 10, 2014 by David Nachtigall An expunction of criminal records permits you, with some…

March 30, 2014 David Nachtigall Successfully defending a drug possession case in Texas is often…

March 16, 2014 by David Nachtigall For the past several days, the media has reported…

March 12, 2014 by David Nachtigall Defending a person accused of domestic violence in Texas…

February 23, 2014 by David Nachtigall I recently provided legal commentary to a publication called…

February 11, 2014 by David Nachtigall There are two basic types of protective orders issued…

January 31, 2014 by David Nachtigall I came across an article this week, which served…

January 24, 2014 by David Nachtigall There are two basic forms of community supervision in…

January 16, 2014 by David Nachtigall Many believe that white collar crime is primarily a…

January 9, 2014 by David Nachtigall Imagine a world where someone meets you out at…

January 1, 2014 by David Nachtigall For years, Harris County has been performing mandatory blood…