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…

Texas has some of the strictest drug laws in the country. The penalties for basic possession can include life imprisonment under certain circumstances. If you have been caught with even a small amount of a controlled substance, you can possibly be looking at jail time. For that reason, it’s incredibly…

Cyber crimes and their penalties can be found in the Texas Penal Code Chapter 33. Broadly speaking, computer crimes, or cyber crimes, are any crimes committed with a computer. It can include solicitation of a minor, hacking, defrauding, identity theft, breaching security, or damaging property. The Texas computer crimes statute…

Theft in Texas is a serious charge. If you face an accusation of a theft crime in Texas, it’s helpful to understand the range of laws and punishments for theft crimes in Texas. Theft crimes can include: Issuing Bad Checks Theft of Service Dealing in Stolen Property Shoplifting Theft by…

It’s true: your driver’s license will likely get suspended after you are charged with a DWI. An arrest for DWI in Texas usually leads to a criminal case. In most instances, the police officer also issues a “Notice of Suspension/Temporary Driving Permit.” This is generally because the person arrested refused…

A dismissal or a “not guilty” of criminal charges does not automatically erase the criminal records for that charge. An arrest or criminal accusation creates various records throughout many agencies. The types of records created include police reports and arrest summaries, booking information and photos, county and district clerk filings, and…

If you are charged with a crime, you will likely be on probation, or “community supervision” at some point. Living your life under strict rules isn’t easy, but if you violate probation, there are consequences. Community supervision (probation) is a double-edged punishment. A defendant can avoid confinement in either county…