ARE YOU ALLOWED TO RECORD THE POLICE?

Are You Allowed to Record the Police?ARE YOU ALLOWED TO RECORD THE POLICE? Yes!  If you observe or have an interaction with a police officer, you may record them. There is no expectation of privacy by a police officer who is conducting his work in public. If you are...

Jury Trial in Child Custody Cases

Jury Trial in Child Custody Cases

Jury Trial in Child Custody CasesJury trial in child custody cases has its advantages and disadvantages.   Status Quo Analysis. In the context of child custody cases, judges tend to favor rulings that maintain the status quo and are often extremely hesitant to...

Is Deferred Adjudication for DWI Really Your Best Option?

Is Deferred Adjudication for DWI Really Your Best Option?In September 2019, the Texas Legislature changed the laws regarding DWI. Now, someone accused of a first time DWI can get deferred adjudication probation as punishment for their offense. Is this the best...

Family Violence Has Seen A Rise Amid The Coronavirus Lockdown

Family Violence Has Seen A Rise Amid the Coronavirus LockdownReports of family violence increased in March amid COVID-19. The rise in domestic incidents is largely due to the isolation and financial stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Any form of family...

Blood Test Tube Recall

Blood Test Tube RecallA blood test tube recall was issued in June 2019 related to a manufacturing error that caused the additive necessary to preserve the blood sample from being placed in the tube.  This recall has been identified as affecting a number of test tubes...

Controversy Over Bexar County Rejecting Low-Level Drug Cases

Controversy Over Bexar County Rejecting Low-Level Drug CasesBexar County District Attorney, Joe Gonzales, announced recently that the D.A.'s Office will no longer prosecute people for low-level drug cases, including marijuana, opioids, heroin, cocaine when the amount...

REPEAL OF THE DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM

Repeal of the Driver Responsibility ProgramThe Texas legislature passed a bill to repeal the Driver Responsibility Program this session (H.B. 2048), and it was signed into law by the Governor in June. The bill will go into effect on September 1, 2019. This document is...

Bexar County’s New Pretrial Diversion Program

Bexar County's New Pretrial Diversion ProgramBexar County's new pretrial diversion program has not gotten off to a great start.  While the new program has brought some much-needed changes by eliminating the application fees and the mandated guilty pleas, it has also...