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28 12, 2018

You have the Right to…

By |2018-12-28T16:09:27-06:00December 28th, 2018|Blog|

As a criminal defense attorney, I do not know how many times I have heard my clients tell me, “the officer did not read me my rights!” The rights in question are the warnings set out in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 467-73 (1966). These rights were created to safeguard a person’s constitutional right against [...]

27 11, 2018

The Dreaded “A” Word – Alimony: Thank God It Does Not Exist in Texas

By |2018-11-27T15:47:03-06:00November 27th, 2018|Blog, Family Law|

Alimony is a “punishment” payment that can cripple the payor, typically the ex-husband, and it forces endless payments to the ex-spouse unless the spouse receiving the payments remarries. Now, ask yourself, why would anyone remarry if they are receiving a monthly paycheck for being an ex-spouse? And I’m not talking about a small payment, in [...]

22 10, 2018

Law of Self-Defense, Defense of Others, and Defense of Property

By |2018-10-22T12:47:34-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog|

     As we quickly approach the holiday season, it is sad to say that crime increases during the holidays. So, it may be wise to know when you can use deadly force to protect yourself. In Texas, deadly force is legally justified if you reasonably believe it is immediately necessary to prevent the following [...]

19 09, 2018

Common Misconceptions in Divorce Cases

By |2018-09-19T14:25:40-05:00September 19th, 2018|Blog|

Time and time again, when someone comes in wanting to hire the law firm for a divorce case, they come in with some preconceived notions which they discovered online or through some well-meaning friends. Unfortunately, the majority of the time, these notions are incorrect. Here is a list of the most common misconceptions  1. [...]

23 08, 2018

What is a Texas SR-22 Policy and Why Do I Need It?

By |2018-08-23T10:42:12-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Blog|

When your license is suspended due to driving without auto insurance, you’ve been arrested for DWI, or some other serious violation, the first step you need to take is to obtain an Occupational Driver’s License (ODL). However, in order to obtain an ODL, you will need to secure a SR-22 Certificate. SR-22, also known as [...]

20 07, 2018


By |2018-07-20T10:46:01-05:00July 20th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

1. Any arrest for a crime higher than a Class C citation, except one, will result on a five- year ban for carrying a concealed handgun, and this includes those who accept and complete probation or deferred adjudication;           A.   Yes, Being charged for a crime is enough for a [...]

24 05, 2018

Divorce and the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

By |2018-05-24T01:31:25-05:00May 24th, 2018|Blog|

I have been retained by many attorneys to aid them in deciphering the Federal laws related to dividing military retirement and what it means to award a former spouse the Survivor Benefit Plan, “SBP.” SBP is an annuity that is designed to give a spouse a portion of a service member’s retirement benefits in the [...]

27 04, 2018

Common Law Marriage – What Is It Exactly?

By |2018-04-27T15:55:37-05:00April 27th, 2018|Blog|

In today’s society, it is not uncommon to find unmarried couples living together. These couples often share their income, pay bills together, and, sometimes, even make big purchases together, such as buying a new car or even a house. Unfortunately, even unmarried couples have disputes and decide to go their separate ways. When the [...]

14 03, 2018

Fact or Fiction: The Second Amendment’s Right to Bear Arms was never intended for the average citizen

By |2018-03-14T17:14:56-05:00March 14th, 2018|Attorney, Blog|

FICTION: Two very important U.S. Supreme Court cases decided within the last eight (8) years confirm our Second Amendment right to bear arms contrary to what the media and certain liberals believe. The first case is District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) and the other case is McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 [...]


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