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Expunctions And Non-Disclosures in Texas

EXPUNCTIONS AND NON-DISCLOSURE IN TEXAS Prospective employers, property owners and mortgage brokers are only a few examples of people who may request performing a background check. A criminal offense, even if you were not found guilty, or even if you paid for the crime with money and/or time, can continue to follow you. What tools are available to help you start over? In Texas, there are two tools that can help: Expunctions An expunction will permanently erase a criminal offense from you record. This prevents anyone from viewing you were charged with an offense. An expunction is only available under circumstances. These include: You already received an acquittal You were found guilty of a crime but later pardoned You were found guilty of a crime and then later proved innocent You were arrested of a misdemeanor but not formally charged and the appropriate [...]

Talking to your Family after a DWI Offense

Being charged with a drunk driving offense, whether it is a DWI or DUI, is a frightening and life-altering experience. There are probably a million questions running through your mind, one of them being “What will I tell me family?” With hefty fines and driving suspensions a very real possibility, the support of your loved ones is imperative during this time. The embarrassment that follows a DWI arrest can make talking to those you love difficult, but telling your spouse about this charge is something you should not put off. Especially if your driver’s license is revoked, their support and assistance will be imperative to getting through everyday life and to court dates and other legal obligations. Under no circumstances should you operate a motor vehicle with a revoked license, since being caught doing so can greatly increase the penalties and charges you face. [...]

Responding to Texas Drug Charges

Regardless of the drug charges you are facing in Texas, you will be up against heavy fines and potential imprisonment. Law enforcement spends a lot of time and resources on this area and sentencing is tough. Whether you have been arrested for drug possession, drug delivery, drug manufacturing or another related charge, Hill & Hill Attorneys at Law can help. If you are under investigation for a drug-related crime, the first and most important thing for you to do is remain silent and insist that the police obtain a warrant to search your property. Next, hire a criminal defense attorney to help you protect your rights and freedom. With some of the harshest penalties for drug related arrests, Texas court cases are typically based on a few determining factors: Quantity How the drug was stored or concealed Possession of drug paraphernalia Amount of money [...]

Refusal To Take A Breathalyzer in Denton And Cooke Counties

REFUSAL TO TAKE A BREATHALYZER IN TEXAS If a police officer pulls you over in the state of Texas and suspects you have been driving while intoxicated, he or she will usually ask you to take a Breathalyzer or blood test to check your blood alcohol content (BAC). Consenting to this test will allow the officer to find out whether or not your BAC is over the legal limit of .08%, which would result in you being charged with a DWI. However, it’s important for you to remember you do not have to take a Breathalyzer or blood test if you don’t want to. By law, you can tell the officer you do not want to take a Breathalyzer or blood test, and in some cases, this could make it more difficult for a prosecutor to convict you of a DWI when you [...]

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