What Happens at an Arraignment?
Edgett Law Firm | December 19, 2017 | Criminal Defense
An arraignment is one of the steps of your criminal case. After you have been arrested, you will be ordered to appear at an arraignment to formally advise you of the charges and ask you to enter a plea to the charges. The arraignment must be held soon after arrest, to prevent a violation of… read more
What Are the Penalties for a False ID in Texas?
Edgett Law Firm | September 19, 2017 | Criminal Defense
False IDs aren’t uncommon among teens and young adults, who may use them to gain access to age-restricted products, such as alcohol or tobacco. Using a fake ID to buy alcohol or get into a club may seem like an innocent offense, but it can lead to serious legal consequences. Fake I.D. Laws in Texas… read more
Penalties for Violating a TX Protective Order
Edgett Law Firm | June 28, 2017 | Criminal Defense
In Texas, protective orders – also known as restraining orders – are often issued by courts in cases involving domestic violence or stalking. A judge may grant such an order if an individual is arrested on family violence charges, or if the person’s spouse can file a petition with the court requesting protection. The protective… read more
Is Drug Possession a Felony or Misdemeanor Drug Crime?
Edgett Law Firm | June 16, 2017 | Criminal Defense
Drug possession laws and penalties in Texas are severely enforced. Simple drug possession offenses, such as possession with intent to distribute, can lead to either a misdemeanor or felony charge. The nature of the charge relies on the quantity in possession, how the drug was concealed or stored, the discovery of large amounts of money,… read more
Criminal Hazing Laws in Texas
Edgett Law Firm | May 26, 2017 | Criminal Defense
For decades, hazing has been a huge issue throughout various institutions in the United States. It has come to the attention of Texas lawmakers that there needs to be consequences for such inhumane acts on fellow peers. Studies show that more than half of college students involved in clubs, teams, fraternities, sororities, and other organizations… read more
Social Media Use While You Are Under Investigation
Edgett Law Firm | May 9, 2017 | Criminal Defense
With millions and billions of people who have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other accounts on various platforms on the internet, social media has changed the way people communicate and obtain information. Many people share a wide variety of aspects of their lives. From thoughts and emotions to new stories and political opinions, nothing is… read more
Can Adderall Get Me in Trouble?
Edgett Law Firm | April 20, 2017 | Criminal Defense
Adderall is an immensely popular drug, especially among college students since they either use it to study for exams or recreationally at bars and clubs. While Adderall can be legally obtained with a valid prescription, if you do not have a prescription for the controlled substance, it is considered illegal and possession of even the… read more
5 Ways a Drug Crime Lawyer Can Help
Edgett Law Firm | April 7, 2017 | Criminal Defense
The cultivation, manufacturing, possession, distribution, trafficking, and consumption of a variety of controlled substances are prohibited in the United States under both state and federal laws. Some of the banned drugs are heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), and even marijuana. Drug charges are punishable by lengthy prison sentences, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on… read more
Getting a Restraining Order Removed
Edgett Law Firm | March 16, 2017 | Criminal Defense
Restraining orders are typically issued in cases involving domestic violence disputes and cases in which the judge feels that it is necessary to protect someone from another. These court orders are designed to prevent someone from making contact with a specified person and must remain a certain number of feet from the individual at all… read more
Sex Crime Offenders & Social Media Restrictions
Edgett Law Firm | March 6, 2017 | Criminal Defense
In 2002, 21-year-old Lester Packingham had pled guilty to statutory rape after having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl he claimed he was dating. At the time, he was unaware of the victim’s year. Then seven years later after his conviction, with a clean record, Packingham joined the Facebook community. In 2010, he posted a… read more