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Class B Misdemeanor in Texas

The Texas Penal Code classifies misdemeanors as Class A, Class B, or Class C according to the relative seriousness of the offense. Class C being the least serious offense and Class A being the most serious. Dan Lazarine practices criminal defense law in Houston, Texas (713) 224-4000. Examples of Class B Misdemeanors 1st Offense Driving […]

Deferred Adjudication in Texas, (Community Supervision)

Often times  in Texas criminal law we use the term “Deferred Adjudication,” when what we really mean is “Community Supervision.” Daniel Lazarine is a criminal defense lawyer in Houston, Tx (713) 224-4000. You can find the relevant statute (linked & reprinted below) in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Art. 42A.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1) […]

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Texas | POCS

An arrest involving the possession of drugs in Texas can lead to a variety of criminal charges depending on the items seized by police. Houston Criminal Lawyer Dan Lazarine – (713) 224-4000 – Free Consultation. For instance, an individual could be accused of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous […]

What Are the Texas Terroristic Threat Laws? Definition, Penalty…

Terroristic Threat – When is Making A Threat Against the Law in Texas? by Criminal Attorney Daniel Lazarine – Free consultation (713) 224-4000. In Texas, making a threat against another person can lead to a variety of criminal charges, depending on the circumstances. Assault by Threat is an offense under the Texas Penal Code which […]

The Offense of Prostitution in Texas, Soliciting a Prostitute, Prostitution Stings in Texas

The prostitution laws in Texas are broad in that they cover both soliciting a sex act from another as well as agreeing to perform a sex act in exchange for a fee. by Dan Lazarine, Criminal Defense Attorney (713) 224-4000. The prostitution laws in Texas also prohibit offers and agreements to engage in sexual conduct […]

Texas Open Carry and Concealed Carry Laws

The offense of Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon in Texas covers several different weapons – handguns, a club, and certain “illegal” knives. By, Houston Criminal Lawyer Daniel Lazarine (713) 224-4000. When Can You (legally) Carry A Weapon in Texas? That question is mostly addressed in Texas Penal Code Sec. 46.02 (referenced below). This statute makes clear […]

DWLI Texas | Driving While License Invalid

What is Driving While License Suspended or Driving While License Invalid? Criminal Attorney Dan Lazarine Explains – (713) 224-4000. When an individual possesses a Texas driver’s license and financial responsibility (car insurance) for his vehicle, he is able to drive a properly registered and inspected vehicle on our roads and highways. As long as that […]

Can You Refuse A Breathalyzer Test?

When an individual is pulled over and investigated for Driving While Intoxicated in Texas, the officer will usually request that he perform various field sobriety tests in addition to questioning that person as part of the DWI investigation. Dan Lazarine is a Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer, Call (713) 224-4000 If placed under arrest for DWI, […]

Order of Non Disclosure – Texas Attorney

Texas Criminal Attorney Dan Lazarine discusses Non Disclosure. Call (713) 224-4000 for a free consultation with a criminal lawyer. We get questions on this topic all to often. It’s one of the most misunderstood issues in Texas criminal law. That’s why Mr. Lazarine sat down to make a quick video. Let us know if you […]

Tampering With Evidence – Texas Attorney Explains

From: Houston Attorney Dan Lazarine – “Tampering With Evidence is one of the fastest ways to upgrade your misdemeanor to a felony.” Video Summary: From the Texas Penal Code: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.37.htm Sec. 37.09. TAMPERING WITH OR FABRICATING PHYSICAL EVIDENCE. (a) A person commits an offense if, knowing that an investigation or official proceeding is pending or […]