Affidavits of Non-Prosecution: What are they? Can it help me in my assault case?

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Jun 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

An affidavit of non-prosecution is a legal document in which a victim or witness of a crime indicates that they do not wish to pursue criminal charges against the person who has been accused of committing the crime. The affidavit is usually filed with the prosecutor's office or the court handling the case. In some cases, victims or witnesses of a crime may decide not to cooperate with the prosecution, either because they believe that the charges are unwarranted or because they want to protect the accused person. An affidavit of non-prosecution can be used to support this decision and may be taken into account by the prosecutor when deciding whether to continue with the case.

What is an Arraignment in Texas?

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | May 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

In Texas, an arraignment is a court hearing that occurs after a person has been arrested and charged with a crime. The purpose of the arraignment is to formally notify the defendant of the charges against them, advise them of their legal rights, and allow them to enter a plea.

Picked up by the Feds: When State Crimes turn into Federal Investigations.

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | May 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Overall, while federalization of a state criminal case does not violate the Double Jeopardy Clause, it is a complex legal issue that can have significant consequences for individuals facing criminal charges. If you are facing criminal charges, it's important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can advise you on your legal rights and options.

Can I Sue My Contractor?

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Apr 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

A homeowner in Texas can sue a builder for construction defects. In fact, Texas has one of the strongest laws in the country for protecting homeowners against construction defects, called the Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA). Under the RCLA, homeowners have the right to sue builders for defects in the construction of their home, including defects in the foundation, roofing, plumbing, electrical systems, and other aspects of the home. The law requires that homeowners provide the builder with written notice of the defect and give the builder an opportunity to repair the defect before filing a lawsuit.

My Child was Arrested at School--What do I do next?

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Apr 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

It's every parent's worst nightmare - receiving a call from your child's school informing you that your child has been arrested. The situation can be overwhelming and confusing, and it's important to know how to respond in a way that will support your child and protect their rights.

Legal Term of the Week: Arraignment

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Jul 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

An Arraignment is a formal reading of a criminal charging document in the presence of the defendant, to inform them of the charges against them. In response to arraignment, the accused is expected to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.

Can a child bring a personal injury lawsuit in Texas?

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Mar 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

I have been asked many times from clients how a minor child can bring a lawsuit in Texas.  In particular, most questions are centered around exactly how it is done.  The short answer is yes, a child can be named as a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit if they have been injured.

Common Criminal Law Abbreviations

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Feb 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Alcohol & Drug-Related Criminal Abbreviations Did you get a drunk and disorderly charge? Are you trying to find out what DA means on your employee's background check? There are dozens of different criminal charge abbreviations that are related to drugs and alcohol. Here are a few of the more...

What makes an assault an aggravated charge?

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Jan 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you have been charged with aggravated assault in Texas, you need to be informed about the charges you are facing and prepared for what you can do to attack those charges. Below, we are going to detail the law and associated penalties and tell you how a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney c...

Big Wheels Keep on Turning: How your trucking crash is different than a standard car crash.

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Dec 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you happen to be involved in a crash with a "big rig", it is helpful to know how the legal process will unfold so you can successfully prosecute your claim or case.  First and foremost, it is an exceptionally good idea to find an attorney who has dedicated their lives to commercial motor vehicles or semi-truck accident cases due to this type of case being very complex and requiring an experienced team armed with the right questions.

Legal term of the week: Fiduciary

Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Nov 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Often times, you will hear the term "fiduciary" being used to describe a person who has certain responsibilities in relation to a transaction or other matter.  However, the term is used to define not just the person, but the relationship between two or more parties.  The law recognizes that certa...


Posted by Tab Lawhorn | Nov 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many people have anxiety about having a meeting with a lawyer.  Whether it is for a civil case,, or a criminal one, there are some basic steps you can take now before your meeting that will make things go a lot smoother.  Once you know what to expect, you can be better prepared and you might find...

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