Imagine yourself at home, going about your day when all of a sudden there’s a knock at the door. Seems normal enough. As you open the door you realize this isn’t your typical neighborly call—it’s a Child Protective Services (CPS) agent standing at your doorstep. What do you do? I have clients come to me […]
Earlier this year, Harris County enacted a new policy for people caught with misdemeanor amounts of marijuana. The new policy—known as the Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program—redirects all misdemeanor marijuana cases out of the criminal justice system and into a decision-making class. So what does this mean? If you’re involved in a drug stop and found […]
Drug charges follow you for the rest of your life. They could negatively impact your relationships and affect your ability to get a job. However, in the State of Texas, you could potentially remove or hide these charges and certain other records from public view. Depending on your individual situation, it might be possible to expunge […]
In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) when he or she has a breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08 BAC. However, a person is also considered intoxicated, regardless of BAC, if he or she is obviously impaired from drinking or using drugs. […]
Shoplifting is considered theft in the State of Texas. According to Texas law, a person could be charged under multiple circumstances – and as a Houston shoplifting lawyer, I have seen many of them. While deliberately leaving a store with a product you didn’t pay for is considered theft, other actions are grounds for a theft […]
Adoption is an exciting and emotional moment in a family’s life. In this article, Houston adoption lawyer Matthew C. Tyson breaks down some of the information families need to know as they proceed with adopting a child.
In a city with one of the nation’s largest international airports, parents with ties abroad should be aware of possible international child custody issues.
In any divorce action involving a couple with minor children, the chief concerns often involve child custody and support as well as visitation rights of the noncustodial parent.
For many individuals, a divorce case is their first major involvement with courts, judges, and lawyers. Here’s what to expect in any Texas family law trial.