Criminal Defense Blog

Sex Crime Offenders & Social Media Restrictions

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

Steps to Take After Your Child Is Arrested for a DWI

One of a parent’s worst fears is to get a call from the police station regarding their child. However, if you’ve been called by the police or your child and informed they are accused of a DWI, you need to support your child through the difficult trial to come. A criminal charge puts your child’s… read more

Determining Probable Cause in DWI Cases

Probable cause is a main component in any DWI investigation. Law enforcement officers are required to abide by appropriate protocol when stopping a vehicle, which includes having probable cause for the initial stop. An officer’s initial observations of a driver’s unusual behavior and suspicious driving actions are not enough to allow an arrest due to… read more

Defending Yourself from False Date Rape Accusations Over the Holidays

Holiday parties are characterized by throngs of people intermingling, chatting, having a good time, and knocking back spirits. For some people, all of the drinks being passed around and left unattended for long periods of time are seen as opportunities for drink spiking, or putting a drug into a beverage that will later render the… read more

Do the Holidays Cause Drug Addiction & Abuse?

Few people will argue with the sentiment that the holiday season can bring unparalleled levels of stress. Meeting up with friends and family can be unexpectedly difficult, and planning a party can be frustrating for the one coordinating it all. It comes as no surprise, then, that many Americans turn to drugs and alcohol to… read more

Can the Police Search My Car?

In the United States, the Fourth Amendment protects us against unlawful searches and seizures. If law enforcement searches your car without a warrant, your consent, or probable cause, they are in violation of your constitutional rights. However, there are circumstances when police can search a vehicle without a warrant. When Can Police Conduct a Warrantless… read more

The Criminal Process

The criminal process starts with a stop or an arrest and ends with sentencing, based on the facts and circumstances surrounding the accused crime. However, you still possess specific rights throughout the proceedings. The Stop A stop is not considered an arrest. Instead, it is an opportunity for the police officer to detain you and… read more

Adderall Use within College Campuses

In a world where prospective employers are looking for more than just a college degree, the pressure for students to achieve is great. Often students take full-time course schedules, attend various college organization meetings, balance fraternity and sorority obligations and even manage to fit in a part-time job. Many overworked, overscheduled and overcommitted college students… read more

Drug Possession on College Campus

For many students, college challenges them both academically and socially. The newfound freedom can be an exciting element for young underclassmen, but for some, it can lead to trouble. If you or someone you know has been accused of violating your college campus’s drug policy, contacting a Plano drug lawyer is critical to ensure your… read more

Can You Expunge Drug Charges in Texas?

Can I Get A Drug Charge Expunged? As Plano drug crime attorneys, we can inform you of the various laws regarding your case. Texas law allows for some cases to be expunged, including drug crimes, if they have not been found guilty. Attorney Scott Edgett knows that having a drug charge on your criminal record… read more