What to Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession
Edgett Law Firm | December 15, 2020 | Texas Law
Possession of controlled substances can result in a stay in jail and a fine. Depending on the drug you had in your possession, you could be sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence and owe thousands of dollars in fines. Knowing what you can expect if you’re arrested for drug possession in Texas can help you… read more
Exigent Circumstances: What They Are and Why They Allow the Police to Search and Seize Without a Warrant
Edgett Law Firm | December 12, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Many people are not aware that under certain circumstances, Texas police can conduct searches without a warrant. In these specific cases, the police can enter your home or property without even knocking. You might assume that you are safe from an intrusion by police when you are inside your own home or apartment, but you… read more
What Are Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?
Edgett Law Firm | December 8, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Being charged with any criminal offense is a serious matter. You can face numerous penalties for a conviction, including prison, fines, probation, and electronic monitoring. However, are there special punishments for crimes involving moral turpitude in Texas? What is a Crime of Moral Turpitude? The conduct involved in committing a crime of moral turpitude is… read more
10 Examples of Police Misconduct to Refer to For Your Case
Edgett Law Firm | December 4, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Police departments across the country have come under increased scrutiny over the last few years as video of officers breaking the law have gone viral in a number of now-infamous instances. However, police misconduct doesn’t need to be caught on video or make national headlines in order to affect you negatively. Police have a long… read more
Texas Gun Laws and Gun Crimes
Edgett Law Firm | November 28, 2020 | Texas Law
Texas is a gun-friendly state, but that does not mean that you can do whatever you desire with a weapon and not face a crime. Texas gun laws are serious, and the penalties for violating those laws can be severe. Before you decide to own, possess, or carry a firearm in Texas, you need to… read more
What You Need to Know About DWI Classes
Edgett Law Firm | November 17, 2020 | DWI
In Texas, being convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is extremely serious and can lead to jail time, fines, and the suspension of your license. Because DWIs are stubbornly common, the state has taken a robust approach to enforce its laws related to drinking and operating a motor vehicle. The nationwide statistics on drunk driving… read more
What Happens If You Get an Out of State Warrant for Arrest?
Edgett Law Firm | November 10, 2020 | Criminal Defense
You live in Texas or moved to Texas, but you have an out of state warrant for arrest. Is that a problem? Should you be concerned? If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, it is a serious matter. It does not matter if the warrant for arrest is from Texas or another state…. read more
What’s the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?
Edgett Law Firm | November 3, 2020 | Criminal Defense
The words lawyer and attorney have become interchangeable in modern English. To some degree, it makes sense that the terms have become synonyms. For one, both the term lawyer and the term attorney refer to a person who has graduated from law school. There is, however, one significant difference between a lawyer and an attorney…. read more
What is a Criminal Defense Attorney and When do You Need One?
Edgett Law Firm | October 29, 2020 | Criminal Defense
A criminal defense attorney represents individuals charged with a crime. They also represent individuals who are the subjects of an investigation by a law enforcement agency. If you were arrested or believe you might be under investigation for a crime, it is in your best interest to talk to a criminal defense lawyer. Regardless of… read more
5 Things to Remember If You’re up Against False Accusations in Court
Edgett Law Firm | October 17, 2020 | Criminal Defense
False accusations in court are common. A spouse may use false allegations of domestic violence to gain the upper hand in a divorce or child support case. A person accused of a drug crime might falsely accuse another person to obtain a plea deal. Revenge is another common reason for false accusations in court. A… read more