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Sealing DWI Convictions in Austin Texas

First-Time DWI Offenders Get Second-Chance New Texas Bill, House Bill 3016, was recently signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbot, allowing individuals with certain nonviolent criminal convictions to have those convictions sealed from their records. The new “second chance” law, as it is being called, is a drastic step forward for Texas citizens, especially…
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New Criminal Laws in Texas in 2015

New Criminal Laws in Texas in 2015 As of Sept 1 2015, the State Legislature in Austin, TX, changed the penalties for several of the most common criminal offenses prosecuted in Texas. Many of these new law changes impacted the threshold levels that determine the classification of the offense and the penalties associated with that…
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Do Not Plead Guilty to Family Violence Charges in Travis County, Texas

Do Not Plead Guilty to Family Violence Charges in Travis County, Texas Many individuals accused of family violence in Travis County and throughout Texas believe they are trapped and must plead guilty to domestic violence charges to make the whole thing go away. This is not always the case. In Travis County nearly 65% of…
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Potential Defenses in a Texas Drug Possession Case

What are some Potential Defenses in a Drug Possession Case?  If you have been arrested or charged for drug possession in Austin, Texas, there are ways in which a defense attorney can help limit your consequences or even get your case dismissed entirely. Some very important tools that an experienced drug possession defense lawyer will…
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What is Public Intoxication in Texas?

Public Intoxication in Texas Under Texas law, a person commits the misdemeanor crime of public intoxication, also known as a PI, if they appear in a public place while intoxicated to a degree that they may endanger themselves or another person. Public intoxication is considered a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by up to a…
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Affordable Austin Defense Attorney

  Affordable Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Paying for an Austin criminal defense lawyer can be a major expense. Often a person will delay or simply not hire a defense lawyer because of this expense. However, this delay or lack of obtaining legal representation can have serious negative consequences as many criminal cases are time sensitive…
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Affordable Criminal Defense Lawyer

  Affordable Criminal Defense Lawyer in Austin I understand that individuals who have been arrested are probably worried, stressed and unsure about what the next steps are in their criminal case. I also understand that most people do not expect to get arrested or have a ready-to-go legal defense fund or legal fee account for…
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Austin Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Bennett

  Dedicated Austin Criminal Defense Attorney As an Austin criminal defense attorney, I understand that when someone is arrested for a criminal offense, their life can change in an instant. For many people, this may be a first time arrest. If arrested in Austin, the person will be taken to the Travis County Jail.  Their…
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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Kevin Bennett

  Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Kevin Bennett As an Austin criminal defense lawyer, I strive to provide dedicated criminal defense and legal representation for a wide range of felony and misdemeanor offenses, from DWI to domestic violence, assault and battery to drug cases. I understand that when it comes to your felony or misdemeanor criminal case, nothing could be more important than putting the…
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