Criminal Defense Blog
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
Dallas Family Waits for Justice After 16-Year-Old Killed at the Same Park Where He Played Basketball
Edgett Law Firm | September 23, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Homero Escobar, Jr. was just 16 years old when he was gunned down in Arcadia Park in west Oak Cliff on July 23, 2020. He was known to his family and friends as Bubba. The tragic shooting has not been solved. Witnesses told police that they saw three males driving away in a tan sedan…. read more
Is a DWI a Felony in Texas?
Edgett Law Firm | September 10, 2020 | DWI
DWI charges can have severe consequences, regardless of whether the DWI is a misdemeanor or a felony. Anyone facing a DWI charge needs to take it very seriously. Texas courts often issue maximum sentences for DWI convictions. What Is a DWI Charge in Texas? Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or higher… read more
Is Dallas Safe?
Edgett Law Firm | September 8, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Dallas has a lot to offer residents and visitors. According to Forbes, Dallas ranks as one of the best places to retire in 2020. With access to business opportunities, sports, education, entertainment, and quality housing, Dallas has a lot to offer. However, one of the serious drawbacks of living in Dallas is a high crime… read more
Plans Fail to Reduce Dallas Violent Crime
Edgett Law Firm | September 6, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Plans by the Dallas Police Department to reduce crime in Dallas during 2020 have fallen short of their goals. If reported crime rates are accurate, some criminal activity in Dallas has increased from the levels reported in 2019. According to NBCDFW, aggravated assault unrelated to domestic violence has increased by 30 percent. There have been… read more
6 Questions You Should Always Ask During Interactions with the Police
Edgett Law Firm | September 3, 2020 | Criminal Defense
It can be frightening when police officers stop and detain you, especially if you’ve done nothing wrong. When you have encounters with law enforcement officers, you should ask basic questions about the encounter. Even though the police may not answer all your questions, it is wise to ask specific questions. Remember, always be respectful, calm,… read more
What is the Age of Consent in Texas?
Edgett Law Firm | August 28, 2020 | Sex Crimes
Have you been charged with a sex crime involving a teenager? If so, you may assume that you could get out of that charge if the teenager consented to the sexual relationship. You would be wrong. Texas criminal statutes set an “age of consent” for minors to agree to sexual conduct. If a person is… read more
Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do
Edgett Law Firm | August 24, 2020 | Criminal Defense
The law applies to everyone, including police officers. Law enforcement officials must follow the same laws that everyone else follows. That includes when they are on duty and off duty. If a police officer commits an illegal act, the police officer can be arrested and prosecuted. If the illegal act involves a suspect, any evidence… read more
What if I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty?
Edgett Law Firm | August 20, 2020 | Criminal Defense
The Texas Constitution and the United States Constitution guarantee the right to a jury trial. Our right to have a jury of our peers determine our guilt or innocence is a fundamental part of our criminal justice system. However, it relies on citizens performing their service as jurors. Individuals in Texas chosen for jury service… read more