Posts by michaelgonzalezlaw

What To Do When Stopped For DWI

The usual beginning of a DWI is that a cop walks up to your door, and asks you whether you’ve been drinking. And to that point, they have no evidence on you. They claim to smell an odor of alcohol. They claim that your eyes are bloodshot, but that will not suffice to be convicted beyond a reasonable doubt. That’s why they ask you to get out of the car. That’s why they ask you to do the one leg stand,

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Misdemeanors in Texas

In the state of Texas, you have a Class A, Class B, and Class C misdemeanor. It’s unlike grade school. You want to get the C, you don’t want to get the A. Because a C entails– well the range of punishment for a Class C misdemeanor is up to a $500 fine, no jail time.

Class B misdemeanor, there is jail time. The range can be nothing to 180 days,

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Property Law: Property Deeds, Land Disputes & More

Property Law – Different Types of Deeds, Land Ownership Disputes

When it comes to the act of owning property, there are a myriad of laws that apply to such a thing. The two core areas in which the majority of these laws are designated to involve the types of property deeds that are available, as well as the types of land ownership disputes that can occur. Whether you’re looking to purchase land or property or already own some,

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Misdemeanors In Texas

Awareness Is Key To Avoiding Legal Woes

Everyone makes mistakes, and some may involve legal issues. A well-rounded knowledge of the laws in Texas – including the potentially costly consequences of breaking them – can make an individual think twice before engaging in criminal acts. It can also benefit anyone who finds themselves on the wrong side of the law and needs to craft an effective defense.

There are several crimes that can result in fines,

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Field Sobriety Test

When a cop shines a light in your eye, what they’re looking for, actually what they’re doing is, they’re performing a field sobriety test, called the horizontal gaze nystagmus. And that test, studies suggest that when you’ve had alcohol to drink, your eye will twitch at certain points. That’s something that everybody needs to know about the horizontal gaze nystagmus.

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What Qualifies As A Personal Injury Case?

What Exactly Qualifies as a Personal Injury Case?

Dealing with some type of personal injury can cause you to feel alone, frustrated and angry. Personal injury cases are one of the most common seen in the courtroom just because of the fact that they happen so frequently. If you feel that you’ve dealt with a personal injury that you could receive compensation for, you may want to know what exactly a personal injury case looks like or entails.

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Private Attorney vs Public Defender

What is the difference between a private attorney that you hire and retain versus a public defender. There’s– at least in Cameron County, there is a pretty big misconception that the private attorney will do a better job than the court-appointed attorney.  I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Many of the attorneys in Cameron County, a whole lot of them, also take court-appointed clients.

The system that’s in place is what we call the wheel.

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Family Law: Getting Divorced In Texas

Factors to Consider When Getting Divorced in Texas

If you need to seek a divorce in the state of Texas, there are some particular laws and regulations that you should become familiar with so you can make educated decisions in your own best interests throughout divorce proceedings. The specific factors of each divorce will vary to some degree depending on who is seeking the separation, what kind of property the couple has, and whether or not there are children involved.

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Appealing An Older Case

A lot of people walk in the door and ask me whether they can appeal a case that they plead guilty to 15, 20 years ago. Or whether they can get an expunction or somehow get it off their record or reopen the case. The quick answer to that, unfortunately, is no.

That’s why it’s important that you investigate and really do your diligence when you decide to plead guilty. There are consequences.

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The Settlement Process Following a Personal Injury Case

The Settlement Process Following a Personal Injury Case

Once we start the process of pressing a personal injury claim, many things will start to happen. However, before we take your case straight to the Texas courts, my practice will attempt to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. We will negotiate with the negligent party, their lawyers, and their insurance company.

This settlement can make the difference between receiving the money you deserve sooner rather than later.

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