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Articles and Blog Posts From August 2017

When can a person be charged with DWI in Texas?

People can be charged with a DWI if an officer thinks that the person has lost the normal use of their mental faculties or physical faculties. If the officer thinks that alcohol has caused the person any type of lapse in their judgment, or any type of loss in their motor skills. When people ask me if they should do a blood test or a breath test, for the most part, I would say that taking a breath… Read more

What is my car accident settlement worth?

When we're evaluating car wreck settlements, we look at several different factors. We look at medical damages, we look at pain and suffering, we look at whether or not our client is going to need ongoing medical treatment. We need to also look at the extent of the negligence exhibited by the other party. If it was severe negligence, just someone looking at their phone, for example, or if it was someone… Read more

What should I do if the police pull me over and search my car?

If you know that a police officer is trying to pull you over, you should immediately find the safest place you can to pull over. Make sure it is well lit and it is in a safe area. But you should definitely pull over and definitely comply with the officer's instructions. You don't necessarily have to let the officer search your vehicle. You can exercise your right and not give consent to let them search.… Read more

What are the penalties for marijuana possession in Texas?

Despite some other states and their laws that have legalized marijuana, in Texas marijuana is still illegal. You’re still going to get arrested. The most crucial and direct consequence of a marijuana conviction is a driver’s license suspension. If you’re over 21, it’s a six­ month suspension. If you’re under 21, it’s a year. If you’re driving under the influence of marijuana, it’s going to be the same… Read more

How do I know if there is a warrant for my arrest?

How do I know if there is a warrant for my arrest? Usually, people will know there's a warrant for their arrest because they will receive letters in the mail from bail bonding companies. At this point, it is important to call an attorney immediately, talk about what's going on, and then contact the bonding company. You and your attorney will give them information on what they need to do next. Sometimes there's a criminal investigation in progress… Read more

What should I do if I am contacted by the police?

What should I do if I am contacted by the police? You should respectfully tell the police that you would like to speak with an attorney before you talk with them. After that, contact an attorney as soon as possible. If you don’t, the consequences can be extremely serious and saying something wrong can result in a lot of trouble. Oftentimes when an officer is making a phone call to someone about a situation, the officer already thinks this officer… Read more

Battle Over Harris County Bail System

Battle Over Harris County Bail System In April 2016, the Houston Press reported that a 46-year-old man booked on a misdemeanor theft charge and accused of stealing a guitar was beaten to death in a holding cell after being in jail for less than 48 hours. The man was denied a personal bond and could not afford his $3,000 bail.  Roughly one year later, Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of the Southern District of Texas authored… Read more

Harris County Abandons Faulty Roadside Drug Tests

Harris County Abandons Faulty Roadside Drug Tests On December 8, 2016, the Harris County Sheriff's Office issued a press release announcing that District 5 Patrol deputies were credited with arresting and charging a 24-year-old Cypress man and seizing nearly a half a pound of methamphetamine when a bag was found with small clear, blue and gold colored “nuggets” that tested positive in field tests for methamphetamine. "This is another example how a… Read more
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Matt Horak Matt Horak is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2014