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Be prepared to defend yourself if you’re facing a DWI in Texas
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Apr 5, 2018 | blog
You have always enjoyed drinking a little too much for your health, but lately, it has gotten you into trouble. You were traveling home after drinking at a bar one night and ended up with your second DUI. Just a short time later, you were caught driving with a revoked...
The statute of limitations protects you from your past
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Apr 4, 2018 | blog
It's been many years since you committed a theft that is still fresh in your memory. You worry that it could come back to haunt you. You've changed your ways since you committed the crime so long ago, and you don't want it to resurface and hurt your professional...
What to do if you are accused of shoplifting
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Mar 20, 2018 | blog
What happens if a store employee stops you to make an accusation of shoplifting? Will you know what to do? Do you know how to avoid mishaps that could cause you trouble down the road?On the surface, shoplifting does not appear to be as serious as other crimes....
A DWI is costly in Texas: Here are the facts
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Mar 7, 2018 | blog
Getting a DWI in Texas is a big deal. You've violated the law, and you're likely going to face penalties as a result. Without a strong defense, there's a chance you could end up in prison or facing penalties you don't deserve.Anyone accused of a DWI has a right to an...
Possession charges are very serious matters in Texas
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Feb 26, 2018 | blog
Many people think that having drugs in your possession isn't a big deal unless you are carrying a large quantity of the drug. This is absolutely false in Texas. It doesn't matter what type of drug you are said to be in possession of, you need to understand a few basic...
Texas enacts limited medical marijuana laws
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Feb 23, 2018 | blog
While several other states have made drastic alterations in their marijuana laws, including decriminalizing it and even legalizing it for recreational use, Texas has started making its own small changes. Unfortunately, the medical marijuana program that Texas has...
Common types of harassment
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Feb 19, 2018 | blog
"Harassment" is a broad term that the criminal justice system uses to describe various behaviors. Two common types of harassment are stalking and cyberstalking. Here in Texas, the two are very different offenses. You might have also heard the term "harassment" used to...
A larceny conviction in Texas can come with a harsh punishment
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Jan 19, 2018 | blog
The penalties associated with theft in Texas can be very severe. However, like most criminal charges, the punishment you might face in case of a conviction will directly relate to the seriousness of the offense. For example, the penalties for shoplifting a pack of gum...
Even a minor violation of probation could mean jail time
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Jan 11, 2018 | blog
Facing criminal charges is frightening, especially if they are felony charges with the potential for a large jail sentence. For those accused of non-violent crimes and first time offenses, there is always potential for probation instead of jail, unless there is a...