Criminal Defense Corner

Charges Dismissed Against Rick Perry

February 26th 2016

I’m not a big fan of the former Texas governor Rick Perry, or of Texas for that matter. But I’ve got to say that I sympathize with him. Last fall, Rick Perry ran for President of the United States, but dropped out of the race because his name and reputation were tainted by pending criminal  Read more…

Is the president gonna take away my guns?

January 19th 2016

The other day a client asked me whether I thought he should go out and buy a firearm. “Why do you want to buy a gun?” I asked. “With everything you’re hearing about Obama trying to take our guns away,” he replied, “Do you think it’s true? Do you think I should buy a firearm?”  Read more…

Do IIDs prevent drunk driving?

September 23rd 2015

An “ignition interlock device” (IID) is a device that can be installed in a car which prevents the car from operating if the driver has alcohol on his breath. In order to turn on the car, the driver must first blow into the IID, which detects breath alcohol. In 2010, a pilot program was begun  Read more…

Can a DUI be a Felony?

September 15th 2015

A routine question I ask my new clients is whether they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten the answer: No, just a DUI. A DUI is a crime. Most of the time, it’s a misdemeanor. Sometimes a DUI can be charged as a felony. If the  Read more…

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