How Domestic Violence Charges Can Send You to Jail If You Are Currently on Probation

January 15th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in Domestic Violence

A domestic violence charge is never a good thing. But such allegations are especially problematic if you are already on community supervision (probation) for another criminal offense. Texas judges will not hesitate to revoke an individual’s probation if there is credible evidence of domestic violence–or “family violence,” as it is formally known in the Texas […]

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How a Reduced Charge Affects Your Right to Expungement

August 10th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Expunction (or expungement) is a process that allows you to seek removal of records related to an arrest or criminal charge that did not result in a conviction. Under Texas law, expunction is not a right, but a privilege conferred by statute and granted at the discretion of a judge. And unlike a criminal trial, […]

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An Increasing Number Choosing Jail Time over Probation in Texas

October 8th, 2010 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

For many criminal defendants, the possibility of time in jail is a terrifying prospect: the loss of freedom, coupled with the poor conditions in many facilities, is a harsh enough penalty that they are willing to do almost anything to avoid it. However, an increasing number of criminal defendants in Texas are choosing to serve […]

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