Common Legal Mistakes With Criminal Nondisclosures

There are a handful legal mistakes made by lawyers when advising clients about their right to a nondisclosure. If you are reading this article, you probably know what a nondisclosure is, if not by its name, then by concept. It is a way to clear a record awarded to many of those who receive and […]

Criminal Appeals in Texas

If there was one word to describe criminal appeals in Texas, it would be “technical.” Criminal appeals subject to strict deadlines and filing requirements, there are also 91 pages of rules dedicated to appellate procedure on top of local rules for 14 different courts of appeal. For this reason, even most criminal lawyers shy away […]

Attorney Writ Bond FAQs

Attorney Writ Bond 24 Hour Number: (214) 403-6522 The purpose of this article is to provide some quick details regarding the attorney writ bond process. Those in need of this information are usually in the midst of a stressful and emotional situation. The article contains the most common questions and answers regarding an attorney writ bond. […]

Presenting a Defense

“Presenting a defense,” “fighting the case,” “taking it to trial.” These are all concepts which mean roughly the same thing: the client has rejected a plea offer and wishes to proceed to trial or a hearing. On average it happens in about 6-9 percent of cases (of course this may vary depending upon the lawyer). […]

2015 Collin County Criminal Justice Statistics – Misdemeanor

How do criminal justice statistics play a role in providing competent legal advice? Rule 2.01 of the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct provides “in advising or otherwise representing a client, a lawyer shall exercise independent professional judgment and render candid advice.” The notes to this rule go on to explain that a client is entitled […]

Can an Officer Stop me for no Insurance — How Does he Even Know?

Can an officer stop me for no insurance? This is a question that has been given inadequate attention by our courts. Many people simply assume that an officer who believes a person to be driving without insurance must have based his conclusion upon good and reliable information. This should not be a foregone conclusion. Officers […]

What is an Affidavit of Non-Prosecution

What is an affidavit of non-prosecution? As an attorney who handles domestic violence cases I am frequently asked this question. An affidavit of non-prosecution is simply a follow-up statement by an alleged victim in which he or she is given the opportunity to express to a prosecutor his or her desire in prosecuting the defendant, […]

Recent Victory: When are Mud Flaps Required in Texas?

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522   Motion to suppress illegal traffic stop granted. Plano police officer stopped individual for driving a “dually” Ford F350 without mud flaps. Successfully argued on behalf of client that State failed to satisfy their burden of […]

Possession of Weapon at an Airport or Other Prohibited Place

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522   The State Jail Felony of Possession of a Weapon at an Airport or Other Prohibited Place is inherently more difficult to prove than most offenses. Tex. Penal Code § 46.03 defines the offense as one […]

Collin County Misdemeanor Statistics

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522 Statistics are intriguing. Each year the Texas Office of Court Administration (“OCA”) publishes criminal justice statistics for counties across the state, including Collin County. This article discusses the Collin County Misdemeanor statistics for the year 2013. […]