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Corporate Video Production for Law Firms

Corporate Video Production for Law Firms

| November 24, 2019

Let’s face it, law firms need corporate video production. Video is a great way to connect with a potential client and give them the information they’re looking for without having to engage in direct interaction. This saves time which saves money. In this post, we’re shedding light on one of the few corporate video production companies in Houston which serves law firms almost exclusively.

Drug Charges: Texas & Consequences

Drug Charges: Texas & Consequences

| May 23, 2019

For folks unfortunate enough to get themselves arrested for a drug possession offense, there are options that might keep you out of jail if they don’t result in the outright dismissal of your case altogether. Bennett & Bennett is one of the leading criminal justice law firms in Houston for individuals accused of drug possession offenses. In Texas, prosecutors aren’t friendly with drug offenders. To put it a different way, there are people in Texas serving 60+ years for the possession of a few rocks of crack-cocaine. See what I mean? Texas prosecutors lick their chops with a salivating intensity to match the amount of time a guilty person must serve before they get another chance at freedom. This is why criminal defense lawyers with experience fighting drug charges are so important.

Understanding Penalties for Texas Drug Convictions

Drug Addict Arrest in HoustonA person that’s convicted of their first drug offense will have a chance at a minimal sentence. A person that’s a habitual drug offender could face a lengthy prison sentence. Possession of any drug, with the exception of minuscule amounts of marijuana, is a felony offense in the state of Texas.

To illustrate what this means, the possession of trace amounts or even residue of cocaine, meth, heroin, crack, and PCP can result in a minimum of 2 years state jail and up to life in prison for persons with a history of drug offenses. Considering the concept that drugs are the precursor to violent crimes, the defendant can expect to be treated like a murderer or worse as far as the criminal justice system is concerned.

If you or someone you know is under arrested for a drug crime, they’ll need a skilled criminal law attorney as counsel as soon as time permits. Why? Because an experience dope-case lawyer will know how to find defects in the case, how to weed out bullshit witnesses and expose them, and the best way to pursue a case dismissal or some form of probation. Real drug lawyers know how to keep people out of jail.

Getting Help After a Weekend DWI Arrest

Getting Help After a Weekend DWI Arrest

| March 6, 2015

People tend to put themselves in a position to be arrested for the silliest reasons with the main one among them being DWI related offenses. A DUI or DWI related criminal charge is an offense in which people are busted by police officers for driving while intoxicated on public roads. In Texas and especially in Houston, DWI offenses result in thousands of deaths every year.

Understanding Texas DWI Charges

A criminal charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can apply if the officer suspects that the motorist is under the influence of drugs while operating a motor vehicle on public roads. The DUI charge can apply whether the substance is an illegal narcotic or if the motorist is under the influence of prescription drugs.

Some people, like myself, don’t drink alcoholic beverages for a myriad of reasons. For one, the effectiveness of your decision making abilities takes a hit, you tend to spend more money than average, and there is the threat of being jailed for public intoxication.

The main reason I don’t drink is because of the threat of hangover, and that funky taste that lingers in your mouth when you wake up sober.

Texas and DWI Offenses

Finding The Right Legal Help

There are a number of expert DWI attorneys in the Houston area who are available to consult with anyone who needs legal representation. The main three lawyers of the bunch that I want to highlight are Houston DWI Defense Attorneys Tad A. Nelson, Dane Johnson, and Tyler Flood. They are some of the best in the business when it comes to defending individuals of accused of DUI and other crimes which involving impaired driving.

When you hire a lawyer to represent you on a criminal DWI offense in Texas, you want to make sure that you are represented by the best lawyer you can find. This should include a lawyer who has a respectable resume of experience behind their name in your area of need.

Having an experienced lawyer fighting for you can mean the difference between getting the maximum sentence if you are convicted, and walking out of court with a slap on the wrist.

You’ll certainly want to schedule a consultation with a lawyer if you are innocent of police allegations. The last thing you would want to do is enter into a plea agreement which would create a criminal record that will end up following you around for the rest of your life. All for a crime you didn’t commit.

With the public outcry against DWI offenders due to the number of preventable deaths on Houston and Texas highways, a criminal conviction could result in a stiff prison sentence. The, upon your release, the record of the offense will potentially hold you back in life and hinder the kind of advancement opportunities that involve a review or request of any criminal background history you may have.

Always be sure to secure legal representation if you have to deal with the criminal justice system in Texas. Your life may depend on it.

Greed, Lawyers, And Legal Fees

Greed, Lawyers, And Legal Fees

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are a number of instances when a person will get in trouble with the law, and rightfully seek out a criminal defense attorney to help them deal with the criminal charges against them.

This can play out in the following ways;

  • A Plea of Guilty
  • A Plea of Not Guilty
  • A Plea of No Contact
  • An Acquittal
  • Case Dismissal
  • Accept Probation

Depending on who you hire for your criminal defense, it will have a big impact on the type of defense services you get in exchange for your legal fees. Some attorneys attempt to plea every case out, other lawyers try to fight every single case, even ones they know they can’t win.

Take the case in Houston involving the Mexican lady who killed the college professor with her shoe. With the dead man’s hair and blood dried up on the shoe heel, the defense attorney in her corner had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning that case.

I mean, she stabbed him over 50 times with a 6 inch stiletto shoe heel. Who has sympathy for a person with the energy to stab a person over 20 times? It takes a lot of energy to do a stabbing like that. Heck, she could have just walked away after hurting the man enough to get him away from her long enough for her to bail out.

10 Rules For Dealing With Police from FlexYourRights.Org

10 Rules For Dealing With Police from FlexYourRights.Org

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join us in reviewing this video, which is a god sent, directly targeted at urban youth with a mission of increasing the relationship between law enforcement and the community with common sense tips for dealing with police encounters. I know for a fact that many of the youth in the Houston area will benefit from the information revealed in this video so make sure that person you come across is blessed with the knowledge shared.

Criminally Charged? Get a Lawyer Quick!

Criminally Charged? Get a Lawyer Quick!

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Houston Police Department wastes no time at all when it comes to arresting and charging people if they have probable cause indicating their involvement in a criminal offense.

The best thing to do if you are arrested by the police is to keep your mouth shut, not volunteer information, and don’t run or fight the police.Houston-Police-Department-300x188

Once you have made it to jail, its important that you bond out as soon as possible and talk with an attorney to find out what your best options may be when it comes to fighting the charge.

Sometimes, pleading not guilty and fighting the criminal charge accusations in the court of law is the best route to go, when in other cases it makes sense to plea out, accept probation, a fine, or a short time in county jail.

Regardless of what criminal offense you’ve been accused of, its best to always talk with a lawyer who has experience defending people who were in similar predicaments.

When You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

When You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

| April 23, 2014

Being charged for a criminal offense in Houston is no laughing matter as the weight of the law usually comes down hard on those charged with felony offenses in the State of Texas.

Its more important than ever to have a board certified criminal defense attorney in Houston on your side if you are too come out of court with a favorable disposition for your case. Tad Nelson is ready to have a sit down consultation about your case as well as go over possible defense strategies.

If you’ve been arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office or the Houston Police Department, contact attorney Tad Nelson at 713-802-1631 to schedule a meeting. Houston Criminal Law Guru Tad Nelson is a board certified criminal defense attorney specializing in felony cases, cocaine possession cases, drug crimes, sex crimes, and he also handles immigration cases.

How To Hire a Criminal Justice Lawyer

How To Hire a Criminal Justice Lawyer

| April 1, 2014

Houston Area Law Enforcement Officials are Motivated

Houston’s main law enforcement personnel (The Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office) are more ferocious than ever in their “crime fighting” efforts. As a result of this harshly applied manpower, many good people are finding themselves charged with criminal offenses in the Houston area.

Most alleged criminal offenders who are facing misdemeanor cases and felonies have no way of knowing if they’ve hired, at bare minimum, a reasonably decent criminal defense attorney to assist them with their case.

Make no bones about it, having any attorney on your side during a defense against criminal allegations is better than having no attorney at all, by far. However, most people end up with mediocre to low-end attorneys in their corner and would never be the wiser.

Most people don’t have dealings with attorneys on a regular basis, don’t understand the legal community, and quite frankly, have no idea of the intricacies involved with being a darn good criminal justice lawyer. Therefore, they have no idea of the steps they can take to find out if the lawyer they are considering is bad, good, a rookie, a joke, or a great lawyer.

Sadly, most of these people end up putting a criminal defense attorney on retainer because of a word of mouth referral, or as a result of them being captured by flashy law-firm advertising schemes during a vulnerable time in their life.

All without regard for the skill-set and trial experience of the lawyer in question.

Is The Attorney Board Certified By The Texas Board of Legal Specialization?

There are a number of methods one can employ to find out if the attorney you are considering putting on retainer to represent you, or the attorney you’ve already hired, is a novice, or an expert in criminal law amongst other law fields.

Check to see if the attorney you are considering is Board Certified as an expert in criminal law.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, authorized by the Supreme Court of Texas, offers explicit certifications for legal expert status in 21 specific areas of the law.

If the attorney you have hired to assist you in fighting your Houston criminal case is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, chances are you’ve hire one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Texas to help you fight the charge.

The numbers are clear when it comes to making a keen determination on who the best and brightest in the criminal law field are. By some counts, there are over 84,000 lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, but less than 10% of these lawyers are board certified as experts in their field of practice by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

A Direct Quote From the TBLS

There are over 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 have earned the right to be publicly recognized as Board Certified specialists in one of 21 select areas of law. Source

Notice the language: “Earned The Right”

This isn’t a membership that can be bought and paid for.

It has to be earned.

Having a Board Certified criminal defense attorney on your side means you have a lawyer that doesn’t attempt to dabble in multiple areas of the law acting as a “jack of all trades” and a master of none. It means you have a specialist expert criminal attorney on your side that will exhaust all efforts, known and unknown, to help you win at trial if the case goes that far.

Does Your Attorney Win Criminal Trials?

Results speak for themselves. If you don’t already know that you are in the company of a top lawyer who wins 95% of his cases, or gains good results from the courts 95% of the time on behalf of his clients, then you probably are not in the company of a good lawyer.

To put it lightly, stars shine.

If your lawyer doesn’t have a lot to say about their previous trial experience, cases they’ve won, instances of having evidence suppressed, or interesting stories of how they have won criminal cases in the court of law, chances are they haven’t.

A good confirmation indicator that the attorney may be a novice would be if the lawyer continues to bring up case dismissals with light talk of gripping courtroom trials.

Is Your Attorney a Professional?

Unfortunately, there are some lawyers out there who have had disciplinary sanctions enacted upon them.

If you want to find out if your lawyer, or the criminal justice attorney you may be considering for your case has a disciplinary problem, then it behooves you to visit the website of the State Bar of Texas and look up your attorney by name, and see what record shows for that attorney as far as disciplinary entries are concerned.

Upon uncovering any evidence of professional misconduct on the part of your attorney, you can safely take the position that the attorney in question may be dishonest, incompetent, or unequipped professionally to be able to put up a strong case on behalf of their client.

Shy Away From Court Appointed Attorneys

Nothing against public defenders, also known as court appointed lawyers, but these well intentioned attorneys are often overworked, tired, not as respected as top shelf lawyers, frowned upon, generally fresh out of law school or poor performers in a private practice, and underpaid.

This type of professional climate can result in the public defender feeling compelled to strike a deal with the district attorney to the ultimate detriment of the person they are supposed to be defending hand, tooth, and nail.

After all, they are human.

Need to talk with a lawyer?

Being charged with a felony or a misdemeanor criminal offense in the State of Texas can be a scary situation, but rest assured it isn’t the end of the world.

A good criminal defense lawyer will handle the following types of criminal law cases;

  • Drug Crimes
  • Marijuana Possession Cases
  • Cocaine Possession Crimes
  • Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases and Drug Trafficking Allegations.
  • Meth lab operation cases
  • Capital Murder Cases
  • Sex Crimes
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault Crimes
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Family Violence, Assault, Evading Arrest
  • Child Endangerment Cases
  • DWI
  • DUI
  • Felony DWI
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Internet Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Shoplifting, Robbery
  • Probation Violation
  • Record Sealing, Expungement, Expunction
  • All Federal Crimes
  • All Capital Cases
  • All Felonies
  • All Misdemeanors