Grand Jury Packet and Presentation

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522   A grand jury packet or presentation is sometimes the first line of defense after a felony arrest. All felony charges are presented to a grand jury before they can become a “felony case.” Of the […]

Early Termination: Don’t Spend Unnecessary Time on Probation

  By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522   The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure incentivizes diligence by permitting early termination of probation. Article 42.12 Section 20 provides that “at any time after the defendant has satisfactorily completed one-third of the original community […]

10 Things to Consider When Hiring a Criminal Lawyer

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522   I recently read another criminal lawyer’s advertisement claiming he had not lost a trial since 1999. I found this to be an incredible statement. I seriously doubt that the claim is anything but technically true. […]

Collin County Conditions of Bond

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522   Collin County has been increasingly altruistic when it comes to conditions of bonds. Not surprisingly, the intended beneficiary of this sort of altruism is not the person accused of an offense. Setting of bond and […]

Possession of Marijuana: Knowing and Intentional

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522 Consider This Scenario Four passengers in a vehicle, police discover backpack with marijuana inside the trunk, nobody admits to owning the bag so everyone is arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Officers tell the driver he is […]

What is a Motion to Suppress?

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522 A motion to suppress is a motion which is filed by a criminal defendant because the police violated his or her rights in investigating a crime. The result of a successful motion to suppress is the […]

Motion to Suppress Granted in DWI

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522   Motion to suppress granted in DWI case where client was stopped after being asked to leave a bar located at the Shops at Legacy. 911 Caller was employee with bar and reported that he was […]

10 Facts About Collin County Pretrial Diversion Program

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522   The Collin County Pretrial Diversion Program has been a blessing for many people charged with a first time offense. This new program, created in 2011 when our current District Attorney took office has allowed  first-time offenders […]

Expunction Eligibility: Dropped, Rejected, Refused Charges

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522 There are few things worse than unexpectedly finding out you have a criminal record. This is especially true when you find out the hard way through a current or potential employer. Why does this happen more […]

What to do and Who to Call

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian Office Number: (972) 562-7549 24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522 Collin County Jail Bond Desk (972) 547-5200 (touchpad 1-5-3) Dallas County Jail Bond Desk (214) 653-2827 (214) 653-2828 One of the most flustering aspects of being called to the rescue of a recently arrested friend, relative […]