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Former offenders in most states have legal remedies to help former offenders clear their criminal record, or at least minimize the harm it causes, after waiting periods are met.  Of course, no state allows all offenses and the laws vary by state.    California’s expungement law is one of the most generous to former offenders. In order for a person to be eligible fore expungement in California, they simply need to complete probation.  
If you are like most drivers, driving makes you feel free and independent. What most drivers seem to forget is that driving is a privilege. Therefore, they feel disoriented if their driver’s license gets suspended after they’ve been arrested for DUI. Every state has a law requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to suspend the driver’s license of anyone operating a vehicle who: Has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
When it comes to DUI charges, it’s very difficult to deal with it in the court. Furthermore, it’s a long and time-consuming process. Not only it’s a complicated process, but it can also be a costly affair if you don’t hire a professional DUI Attorney to deal with the case. So, why you should look for an experienced DUI Attorney? Although there are many reasons of hiring an experienced attorney, but it’s the legal knowledge, e
Normally child protective services will ask for a drug test when another has called in and stated that you are using illegal drugs.  Sometimes it may happen after and arrest is made which may be a drug related offense. The drug test that is performed is typically a swab or urine test.  If you test positive, they will ask that you sign a safety plan that places your children with another friend or relative.  If you refuse, they will likely, but
In most cases, infidelity is considered a form of domestic abuse. An unfaithful husband, especially if he has the tendency to be aggressive, does not care who he hurts. Generally, his wife becomes as vulnerable and frail as a victim of physical abuse. A cheating husband may scoff at the idea that he is abusing his wife. After all, he only had an affair (or two) and doesn't strike her or otherwise lay a hand on her. Yet, he has diminished her s
Many who own firearms do so for the purpose of personal protection. Family and loved ones come first when it comes to a home intrusion or other situations that require self defense - and it typically only takes a split second to do what is best for those whom you care about. Unfortunately, what many gun owners don't realize is that even in the act of self protection, if an intruder or aggressor is injured - or worse - from the firing of your g
Let’s take a moment to discuss your circumstances. You have a family business or considerable assets, and want to provide for your family while protecting your assets and saving on taxes.  How do you achieve all of that in a completely legal and beneficial way? You establish a family trust. In the US, a family trust is a discretionary trust established to manage a family business or hold family assets.  A family trust provid
In my practice, I typically get men on a weekly basis who want to terminate their rights.  I get some woman who want to get the father out of the picture and ask make the same inquiry. As a Harris County Child Custody Lawyer,  in most cases, to terminate the parent-child relationship, the court must find by clear and convincing evidence that termination is in the child's best interest.  Best interest does not require proof any any unique set o
It is a fact that before few years divorce occurred rarely between couples and specifically for those who do not stand to live along with their partner anymore. In the current scenario, divorces are getting common and it is considered nearly as common as marriages itself. Nowadays, divorces have become a controversial thing and are occurred mostly to take revenge against the spouses rather than being unsatisfied with them. The divorce cases are g
At the start of this article, I would like  to say that if you are preparing for an hearing in which child support is an issue, but not who determines the primary residence of your children, then this article will not likely help you.  When you and the other parent of your children cannot agree to whom shall be the parent who will establish the residence of the child for school purposes, or you cannot agree to rights and duties, then this artic
If you have an attorney, that attorney will likely ask you questions that are as follows. If you have no attorney, sometimes the Judge will help you and ask you these questions, but the Judge is not required nor do they generally help you out.  Feel feel to print out the questions and use when you go to court. Please state your full name? You are currently married to [Name of Spouse]? Prior to filing this action
A international divorce usually involves spouses who perhaps have filed for divorce in a foreign jurisdiction, where the waiting period is much longer than Texas, or perhaps that jurisdiction only grants a divorce based on fault, and this would be grounds to be awarded a disproportionate share of the  of the marital assets.  Children of the marriage would also be a concern.  Texas has long held that a "status divorce" may be granted by Texas c
A trial court may grant a divorce on the ground of cruel treatment under the Texas Family Code Section  6.002 . To be considered “cruel treatment,” the conduct of the accused party must rise to such a level as to render the couple's living together insupportable.  Ayala v. Ayala, 387 S.W.3d 721, 733 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist .] 2011, no pet.); Newberry v. Newberry, 351 S.W.3d 552, 557 (Tex.App.-El Paso 2011, no pet.).  You may think that
You must first file a petition for divorce with a bureau of vital statics form, Civil Case Information Sheet, and a
In Harris county, Texas grandparents many times have had difficulty to file original suits but also trouble in filing interventions in active suits between the parents.  Sections 1002.003 and 102.004 of the Texas family code gives grandparents the ability to intervene in a lawsuit that involves their grandchildren.  Most of the Judges you will find are very hard on the grandparents.  You can draft the lawsuit such that it would be pretty expen
I have attempted to subpoena the social media host on several occasions only to find that they typically will not produce the persons social media, but instead send a form letter that describes how to authenticate the individuals you are seeking's social media.  I am familiar with both facebook and twitter having options in their accounts to download all of the posts into a file.  This is the file that you would want for evidence gathering. The
Members of the Family Law Section received the following announcement from Judge Alicia Franklin York on December 5, 2014. "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Meca L. Walker as the Associate Judge of the 311th District Court effective January 1, 2015. Judge Walker has been an outstanding member of the judiciary for 7 years and has proven herself to be a judge who fo
[caption id="attachment_1592" align="aligncenter" width="679"] James McGhee December 23rd 2014[/caption] This page has been established to give procedural updates on the James and Veronica McGhee divorce.  The father has been searching for his son for 3 years.  He found the son and wife in Houston, Texas at the beginning of 2014.  The wife finally answer
While the parties are working out issues that can be agreed upon, an/or discovering what cannot be agreed upon, either party may  ask the court to put temporary orders in place until  the divorce is finalized. Sometimes you are served the day before the hearing.  3 days notice is not always enforced when service of temporary orders is m
Texas is a community property state which means that the marital property is divided equally between the spouses in the event of a divorce. However, this is not necessarily true as the division of property is based on the “just & right” principle which gives the presiding judge the authority to divide the community assets in any other ratio taking into account various relevant factors. It’s important here to make a clear distinction