Being charged with a DWI–driving while intoxicated–charge, Texas’ equivalent of a DUI, is a serious offense. Being charged a second time, however, is even more concerning. If you are facing a second DWI in Texas, you need to understand the law and your options, and think seriously about retaining the…

Getting arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be a scary and confusing experience. It can be difficult to know what to expect, who to talk to, or what to do after an arrest. At the Tidwell Law Firm in Texas, we understand the difficulty that comes in…

If you are on probation, it’s understandable that you might be worried about being arrested again. Being arrested and receiving a new charge while on probation is a terrifying prospect, especially if it causes more legal and financial problems for you. When you receive your order of probation from the…

Like in other states, it is illegal to drive while intoxicated in Texas. You are considered intoxicated when your BAC is at or above 0.08% and you get behind the wheel of the car. A lot of people want to know, however, if can passengers drink alcohol in a car?…

Most people are aware that it is illegal to punch someone. But did you know that Texas law actually allows people to agree to mutual combat? In effect, Texas law allows two people to fight and injure each other. If you are being prosecuted for an assaultive offense, you might…

The advent of the internet has opened up limitless opportunities for people and businesses around the world. However, it also provides the possibility for people to use the anonymity of the internet to make claims against competitors or accidentally run afoul of the law with its ever-changing rules about internet…

Assaults happen in all different kinds of settings. They happen at football games, bars, and in the home. When the police are called, or a victim gives them a statement, their job is not to debate you or listen to your story. Their job is to “investigate” (take a statement,…

Violating probation in the State of Texas can come with serious repercussions. The court feels as though it cut you some slack by sentencing you to a period of probation as opposed to incarceration. It will be difficult to convince them that they should continue cutting slack in light of…

Possession of child pornography carries serious penalties, including being required to register as a sex offender. Most arrestees are rightly terrified of being convicted and hope that there is a way to beat the charges. At Tidwell Law Firm, our job is to carefully review the evidence against our clients…