Reckless driving is the operation of a vehicle with “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Texas reckless driving laws apply to public highways, roads, and parking lots/garages.  Unlike a common traffic offense, reckless driving in Texas comes with criminal penalties. This means that reckless driving…

It is important for anyone considering marriage to speak with a Texas divorce lawyer about entering into a premarital or prenuptial agreement.  Although prenups have a reputation for being associated with particularly wealthy individuals who are getting married, they can actually be extremely beneficial to most people who are entering…

If you are planning to file for divorce, or if you are in the early stages of a divorce case, you likely  have questions about alimony in Texas.  Here are some of the common questions that people ask:  When is Texas alimony awarded, and how long does it last?  How much should…

In Texas, some criminal defendants are eligible for a unique type of probation called ‘deferred adjudication’. To put it simply, deferred adjudication is a specialized form of probation through which the defendant is given an opportunity to keep a conviction off of their criminal record. When available, deferred adjudication offers…

If you are preparing for divorce in Central Texas, you are not alone. According to the Annual Statistical Reports for the Texas Judiciary, approximately 130,000 divorce cases are filed in the state each and every year. Contrary to how divorce is typically portrayed in the media, it does not have…

While the rate of marital separation has dropped in recent years, divorce remains relatively common. According to an estimate from the American Psychological Association, more than 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. Going through a divorce is never easy — there are a number of different complex legal and…

Assault is a serious criminal offense in Texas. If you are arrested for an assault that results in any type of injury to the victim — even an extremely minor injury — you could potentially be charged with a class A misdemeanor offense that carries potential jail time. Defendants facing…

Regardless of whether they were married at the time of their child’s birth, Texas law on Conservatorship, Possession, and Access provides that each parent has rights and responsibilities regarding care for minor children. You may be familiar with such concepts as sole custody, joint custody, or allocation of parental responsibilities…

In Texas, parental rights and responsibilities still apply regardless of whether the parents were ever married or lived under the same roof. With the exception of a situation involving a safety risk or harm, the statute on Conservatorship, Possession, and Access states as public policy that children should enjoy frequent,…

Probation and parole are similar though ultimately distinct. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you may be asking yourself: what is the difference between probation and parole? Our experienced Waco, TX criminal defense lawyers explain what you should know. What is Probation in Texas?…