Tips for Getting Through Your First Appearance in Criminal Court

If you were charged with a crime, you will have to appear in front of a judge and make a plea. It’s perfectly normal to feel normal about your first court appearance. However, if you prepare ahead of time, it won’t be as scary. Here are some tips for getting through your first appearance in…

Drugged Driving – Personal Injury

Because people make a choice to drive while under the influence (DUI) the dangers are likely well known.  Televisions, billboards, and radio, combined have numerous advertising campaigns dedicated to reminding people to use driver services like a taxi, Uber, Lyft, rideshare or designate a sober driver if consuming alcohol.  Because DWI’s and DUI’s are typically…

An Attorney Can Get You Through The Dark Cloud of Divorce

Divorce can be a difficult time for any person, regardless of if the separation is amicable or not. For those currently facing a divorce, we recommend consulting with a family law attorney for legal representation. A divorce can be emotionally challenging, and finding an attorney who is honest yet supportive can make the experience less…

Social media pitfalls: Divorce and holidays

Anger and jealousy can lead people in divorce into social media pitfalls during the holidays, as an attorney from a divorce law firm Plano TX trusts can attest. Before social media, we no longer had to see our soon to be or recently former spouse. With social media there are holiday pitfalls, generally arising out…

An Overview on Alimony Payments

The decision to award alimony is dependant on the financial circumstances of both parties in the divorce and is not awarded in every divorce. When alimony is awarded, it is unlikely that it ill be set indefinitely. Here is a general guide to alimony and what you can expect whether you are seeking it or…

Child Custody: Moving Out of State

When planning to move out of state with your children, there are many things you should consider. By taking the steps below, it can help your relocation go more smoothly and help prevent any roadblocks along the way. The last thing you would need is not being able to move due to forgetting to complete…

What is an arraignment?

An arraignment is the formal reading of one or more criminal charges against the defendant. It is the official notification to the defendant of what they are charged with and provides them with the opportunity to enter a plea. There are several plea options the defendant can choose, depending on the circumstances and the laws…

How To Start the Divorce Process

Making the decision to divorce from your partner is not to be taken lightly. The road ahead can be long and emotional, full of many unknowns. You will have many questions about what to expect from the divorce process. When two people have been together for many years, it can be painful and complex dividing…

Understanding Your Right to Remain Silent

One of the most fundamental and important rights that American citizens possess is the right to remain silent when facing criminal charges. You have probably seen plenty of TV and movie scenes where a police officer tells a suspect about this right, but you might not thoroughly understand how it affects criminal proceedings in real…

Liquor Liability for Allowing Minors to Drink Alcohol

The holiday season is upon us, and the parties will soon begin.  If you are planning to have guests under the age of 21 to your home for the holiday season, it is important to be aware of the possible consequences if you allow minors to consume alcohol. Over the years, I have occasionally heard…