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  • 16-Oct-2019

    Dared to Go to the Neighborhood Spooky House? Could Be Trespassing

    It’s Halloween time, when spooky tales about that scary house in your neighborhood come alive. Stories might include claims of ghosts or haunted figures floating around the grounds or inside the property. After the tale is told, someone in your ...
  • 30-Sep-2019

    How Long Does a DWI Stay on Your Criminal Record?

    If an officer suspects that you were driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you might be arrested and charged with a DWI. A conviction for this offense could have serious consequences, such as jail time and/or fines. The judgment will ...
  • 28-Aug-2019

    Helping a Stray Dog? That Could Lead to Theft Charges.

    Driving along the road, you might see a dog wandering around without an owner. Believing the animal is a stray or neglected, you may be tempted to take it home with you. However, depending on the specific circumstances, doing so could be considered ...
  • 16-Jul-2019

    New Hemp Law Leads Prosecutors to Drop Many Marijuana Cases

    On June 10, 2019, Governor Gregg Abbott signed into a law a bill that legalized the industrial production of hemp. The legislation, which took effect immediately, was initially introduced to help farmers compete in the rapidly growing hemp production ...
  • 14-May-2019

    What Is 'Beyond a Reasonable Doubt'?

    Under Texas Penal Code Section 2.01 “All persons are presumed to be innocent and no person may be convicted of an offense unless each element of the offense is proved beyond a reasonable doubt.” While many people are familiar with the ...
  • 15-Apr-2019

    Can an Alleged Victim Drop Charges in a Criminal Case?

    Criminal cases are pursued by the government - either at the federal or state level - and only the prosecutor working on behalf of the government can officially drop charges. If an alleged victim decides they no longer want to pursue the case, they ...
  • 19-Mar-2019

    Multi State CCW: Don't Accidentally Break the Law

    The New Multi State CCW Covers 36 States, Is Yours Included? If you are excited about the new multistate CCW permit, you are not alone. It covers conceal carry in 36 states in the US, allowing for cross state carrying so you are protected while ...
  • 19-Feb-2019

    Spring Break Arrests: What to Expect

    Public Intoxication, Jail Time & Posting Bond It is not uncommon for Spring Breakers to contact Texas police departments ahead of time to ask about fines for public intoxication, fighting, or other spring break “criminal” activities ...
  • 18-Jan-2019

    Understanding Bail Bonds

    Answering Your Bail Bond Questions At Jerry Loftin & Associates, we provide both criminal defense and bail bonds for our client’s legal needs. We are your only Fort Worth legal firm that is also a bail bond agency. Below we answer common ...
  • 17-Dec-2018

    Social Media and Divorce: Posting Precautions

    Be Careful What You Post When Going Through a Divorce Divorce is never easy. With emotions running wild and access to understanding peers at the tip of our fingertips, it is no surprise that social media plays a role in the process. Unfortunately, ...
  • 21-Nov-2018

    5 Mistakes to Avoid After a DWI Arrest

    Once you are arrested for a DWI, your actions following the incident can have a substantial impact on the outcome of your case. Unfortunately, many people make simple mistakes—mainly because it is their first time going through the criminal ...
  • 23-Oct-2018

    Criminal Charges & Social Media

    For most of us, social media has become a significant part of your daily lives. From photos of your adventures and check-ins where you eat to tweets about your opinions and thoughts, we voluntarily provide platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and ...
  • 28-Sep-2018

    Fighting Your Traffic Ticket

    It’s estimated that every single person in the United States will be pulled over by flashing red and blue lights at least once in their lives. In fact, one-third of all traffic stops made by the Texas Highway Patrol Division typically results ...
  • 17-Aug-2018

    Common Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid

    Child custody battles can be emotionally overwhelming, time-consuming, and costly. The last thing you want to do is undermine your case by making a mistake. The following are common child custody mistakes to avoid: Putting yourself first. The family ...
  • 11-Jul-2018

    Does Sleeping in Your Car Lead to a TX DWI?

    Imagine this: you’ve had a few drinks and the bar is about to close. Rather than leave your car, you decide to take a brief snooze in order to be in a better condition to drive as soon as you wake up. Since it’s relatively warm at night, ...
  • 21-Jun-2018

    Teen Sexting Laws in Texas

    Smartphones are just about everywhere nowadays, even in the hands of teenagers who cannot bear to be torn away from this relatively new technology. While many use it to stay in constant contact with one another, always gossiping in real time, an ...
  • 24-May-2018

    How to Break the News that You're Getting a Divorce

    Telling others about your divorce can feel awkward or uncomfortable. It is never in your best interest to badmouth your soon-to-be-ex, but sometimes it is hard to figure out what to stay. Here are a few tips on how to break the news of your ...
  • 20-Apr-2018

    How to Fight a Traffic Ticket in Texas

    What do you do if you feel your citation was unfair or you didn’t commit the traffic violation at all? The good news is you have the ability to contest your traffic citation. The bad news is the process can be confusing and involved. Our legal ...
  • 10-Apr-2018

    Why Hire a Former Prosecutor as Your Lawyer?

    When you’re searching for experienced legal counsel after being charged with a criminal offense, the best individual for the task is a criminal defense lawyer with previous prosecution experience. A prosecutor is an attorney who files criminal ...
  • 4-Apr-2018

    How a Post-Marital Agreement Can Benefit You

    Some couples create post-marital agreements to outline marital expectations, while others use them to establish new expectations and save a failing marriage. Whatever your reason, take a look at some of the biggest benefits it can provide. Benefit ...
  • 16-Mar-2018

    Am I Eligible to Expunge My Criminal Record?

    Any type of past criminal record can have a severe, negative impact on people’s lives. Even if charges were dropped in your arrest, you can have a difficult time obtaining employment, housing, loans, and more because of your criminal record. ...
  • 14-Feb-2018

    New Texas Laws Going into Effect for 2018

    After hundreds of new laws went into effect on September 1, 2017, the new year also brings more than two dozen new laws passed by the Texas legislature last year. They regulate everything from identification requirements and odometer readings. The ...
  • 2-Jan-2018

    The Advantages of Pre-Marital Agreements

    Pre-marital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements (prenups), are contracts signed by potential spouses before an actual marriage occurs. These documents are created and signed to protect each spouse’s financial interests, negotiate ...
  • 21-Dec-2017

    Frequently Asked Questions About Underage DUI Charges

    Everyone knows that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense that law enforcement strictly enforce. However, what happens when you’re arrested for this crime and are below the legal drinking age of 21? These cases ...
  • 4-Dec-2017

    Texas Fake ID Laws

    A common alcohol related offense is using or possessing a fake ID. In Texas, fake IDs are most prevalent among college students who are looking to get into bars. Despite emerging technologies that are designed to prevent identification fraud, college ...

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