When you file for a divorce or child custody, most courts have adopted their own set of Standing Orders that automatically become binding on the parties upon the filing of a case. A party that violates a court’s Standing Order can be held in contempt and even jailed if the Court finds the party violated the court’s Standing Order. It is extremely important that each party to the suit educate themselves on the rules with which they must comply during the pendency of the proceedings. Please find below the Standing Orders for several of the central Texas counties in which we work.

A Court can issue an exception to their Standing Orders on a case-by-case basis. In this regard, if you find that a provision of the Standing Order that applies to your case is unworkable or needs to be addressed, it is important that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can draft and file a motion requesting the Court to make an exception in your case.

Bexar County, Texas – Standing Order

Comal County, Texas – Standing Order

Guadalupe County, Texas – Standing Order

Hays County, Texas – Standing Order

Kendall County, Texas – Standing Order


EXPUNCTION & NON-DISCLOSURE – Looking to get your case expunged or erased off your criminal record? Click here to learn more.

DEFERRED ADJUDICATION DISMISSALS – Most citizens would be surprised to learn that even once they successfully complete their deferred adjudication that the arrest and reference to the offense continue to show up on their criminal record. Deferred Adjudication dismissals will not be eligible for expunction unless the underlying offense was actually a Class C misdemeanor. SO BEWARE! Before you enter into a deferred adjudication plea agreement, make sure you are okay with always having the offense show up on your criminal record as “Dismissed” through deferred adjudication. Click here to learn more.

PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM – Successful completion of the Pretrial Intervention Program is also a recognized exception to the general rule, permitting you to apply for an expunction in most instances as well. Click here to learn more.

WHO QUALIFIES TO SEE NON-DISCLOSED OFFENSES? – Listed below are the exceptions as to who can see information covered by a Non-Disclosure Order. Click here to learn more.



At Soyars & Morgan Law, our team of criminal defense attorneys will make sure that you get the attention you need and deserve to preserve your rights and freedoms. We are experienced criminal defense attorneys who have represented individuals who have been charged with violent crimes in San Antonio, Bexar County and the surrounding communities of South Texas. If you or someone you love has been charged with a violent crime, contact us to get the representation that your case deserves. We can help minimize the impact on your life by working for reduced or even dismissed charges. Do not speak with law enforcement officials about your situation until you have spoken with us.

3G OFFENSES & DEADLY WEAPONS – Offenses with Deadly Weapon findings alleged are considered 3G Offenses and the accused faces substantially harsher penalties including prison time from 5-99 years, not being able to get probation from a Judge, and if convicted and sent to prison, the accused must complete 50% of the prison term day for day (no credit for good behavior) before they become eligible for parole. With so much on the line, it is important that you call Soyars & Morgan Law and let us help protect you or your loved one from these very harsh penalties.

VIOLENT CRIMES – There are three basic ways of categorizing crimes of a serious nature: those causing harm against another person, those of a sexual nature and those against any kind of property. In order to be charged with a violent crime, the alleged offender has to be capable of committing the violent act and the intended victim must be fearful the individual is going to commit the act in the near future. Examples of violent crimes include but are not limited to the following: assault, battery, sexual assault, family violence, rape, and vehicular homicide.

No matter what specific violent crime you have been charged with, Soyars & Morgan Law will be on your side to ensure that your rights, your freedom and your reputation are preserved. If you have been arrested for a violent crime or any criminal offense, assert your right to remain silent and contact a San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer. For a review of your legal rights, contact us to schedule a consultation.

Click on the hyperlinks below for more information regarding each county courthouse.

Bexar County Courthouse

Comal County Courthouse

Guadalupe County Courthouse

Hays County Courthouse

Kendall County Courthouse