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CAN CONVICTIONS COME OFF MY CRIMINAL RECORD?

CAN CONVICTIONS COME OFF MY CRIMINAL RECORD?

People often ask me, “Can convictions come off my criminal record?” Here is an introduction to what arrests in Central Texas cities like New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Seguin can and cannot be deleted from a criminal record: You may be eligible for...
THE IMPACT OF PLEA AGREEMENTS

THE IMPACT OF PLEA AGREEMENTS

Before accepting an offer from the State, every criminal defendant in New Braunfels and Central Texas should be aware of the impact of plea agreements on employment and background checks.  For example, many defendants may accept a “time served” sentence for...
CENTRAL TEXAS TRIAL PROCESS

CENTRAL TEXAS TRIAL PROCESS

The Central Texas trial process is relatively consistent across the region’s counties, such as Comal, Hays, Travis, Bexar, and Guadalupe. Please contact your criminal defense attorney if you have specific questions about the trial process. Mistrial The judge can...
CENTRAL TEXAS PRETRIAL PROCESS

CENTRAL TEXAS PRETRIAL PROCESS

This guide is an introduction to the typical Central Texas pretrial process. Contact a criminal defense attorney if you have questions about the pretrial process in Central Texas counties such as Comal, Hays, Guadalupe, Travis, or Bexar. Arraignment Once the...
SPEEDY TRIAL RIGHTS IN TEXAS

SPEEDY TRIAL RIGHTS IN TEXAS

You have a right to a speedy trial under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Six Amendment requires trials to commence within a specific time frame after a person is charged with a crime. Under Texas law, with limited exceptions, a criminal...
JURY SELECTION IN NEW BRAUNFELS

JURY SELECTION IN NEW BRAUNFELS

Many defense attorneys consider jury selection in New Braunfels and Central Texas counties, such as Comal, Hays, and Guadalupe, the most crucial part of a trial. Understanding the jury selection process is critical. If you are facing criminal charges and may want a...