Criminal Law

What is a Subpoena?

If you have been subpoenaed, it is important to contact a lawyer as quickly as possible. Subpoenas are formal court orders requiring you to comply with certain instructions. Failing to comply can lead to criminal charges and fines. If you’re already facing criminal charges, you want to make sure you don’t do anything to hurt… read more

Can I Shoot Someone in Plano Who Is Trying To Steal My Car

Using a gun to prevent someone from stealing your car is considered deadly force. Therefore, shooting someone who is trying to steal your car implicates Texas’ deadly force laws. While we have the right to defend ourselves and our property, we do not always have the right to use deadly force. Protecting Your Property in… read more

Is it Legal to Live in a Camper in Your Backyard?

It depends on where you live. However, it is not legal to live in a camper or recreational vehicle (RV) parked in your backyard in most places. Most cities and counties have zoning ordinances that prohibit RVs and campers as permanent residences when they are parked in the owner’s yard. Texas law allows cities and… read more

Is It Legal To Own a Pet Sloth in Texas?

Yes, it’s legal to own a pet sloth in Texas. However, before you buy a sloth as a pet in Texas, you need to know the law and consider the consequences of owning a wild animal. Texas Laws Related To Owning Exotic or Wild Animals Texas laws regarding owning exotic or wild animals as pets… read more

What to Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession

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

Texas Gun Laws and Gun Crimes

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