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Some Jail Release Basics in Tarrant County

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for AdobeStock_80814322.jpegPrompt jail release is an often-overlooked component of a successful criminal defense. Without jail release, the presumption of innocence basically becomes a presumption of guilt. Incarcerated defendants cannot meaningfully participate in their own defenses, and they may accept unfavorable plea bargain offers to get things over with.

The Three Categories of DWI Field Sobriety Tests in Parker County

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for romberg.jpegAbout twenty years ago, Texas lawmakers approved a per se DWI law. Before the legal change, a BAC level above the legal limit was a presumption of intoxication. Now, people with a BAC over the limit may be intoxicated as a matter of law. Not surprisingly, the DWI conviction rate increased significantly.

Expungement and Sealing in Texas: Some Nuts and Bolts

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for AdobeStock_116715709 (1).jpegContrary to popular myth, criminal convictions do not fall off one's record after seven or ten years. Employment and other background checks may only go back that far, but the records are still there. Expungement and sealing are the only ways to erase conviction records, or at least limit access.

Top Seven Probation Conditions in Tarrant County

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for AdobeStock_80814322.jpegAccording to the federal government, there are about 4.5 million adults on probation in the United States. The rather distressing thing about that number is that it's the lowest probation population figure in twenty years.

Parker County Jail Release Options

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 920x920 (1).jpgPrompt pretrial release is an essential component of a good criminal defense. Typically, defendants who are behind bars do not make good decisions, usually because the increase stress hormone production interferes with the thought process. In practical terms, defendants who are in jail often accept unfavorable plea bargain agreements just so they can get back to the free world.

How Does DWI Enforcement Affect Tarrant County Criminal Prosecutions?

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 920x920 (1).jpgIn the early and mid-1990s, peace officers substantially increased the number of drunk driving arrests. Today, there are over 1.4 million DWI arrests every year. That's almost 1 percent of the licensed drivers in the United States. In certain situations, peace officers are even more aggressive than normal in this area.

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