Monthly Archives: January 2018

What is the Crime of Resisting Arrest in Texas?

When you are being detained there are many ways in which you can be charged for resisting arrest. You can also be charged with resisting a police officer so it’s important to find an attorney who can take care in reviewing your case. Attorney Mike Goolsby explains in this video what can happen if you are charged with resisting arrest and what he can do to help you in that situation. Video Transcription: Resisting arrest…
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Do You Have a Protection Order Entered Against You?

There are many rules to follow for someone who has a protection order entered against them. They need to stay so many feet away from a person and their place of residence. If you are at all in violation of your protection order you can be arrested. Watch as attorney Mike Goolsby explains the details of a protection order and what can be done if you or someone you know is in violation. Video Transcription…
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What Should You Do If Police are at Your Door?

When the police arrive at your door it’s important to remain cordial says criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby. The police have the ability to arrest you if they feel an act was committed against them. Usual causes for the police arriving are family violence or disputes. They have to believe a crime is being committed to decide if they want to enter the premises. Watch as attorney Mike Goolsby describes what steps you need to…
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Have You Been Accused of Assault and Family Violence?

Having an assault charge against you can have very negative consequences. It can affect future job prospects, possibly jeopardizing interviews and hiring processes. It’s important to have an attorney who understand this and the steps needed to protect you if you are accused of assault. Watch as criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby explains the different types of assault charges and why it’s important to hire an attorney who won’t just plead to those types of…
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Do Criminal Cases Usually Go to Trial?

It’s important to have an attorney who represents you well and knows trial work. Criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby has had experience working as an assistant district attorney for Dallas County. There he got the best training and experience on how to try cases. When choosing a lawyer you need to look out for someone who has a good reputation, who knows how to properly have your case go to trial. Watch as Mike Goolsby…
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Is Violating a Protective Order a Criminal Offense?

What does it mean to violate a protective order? Is it a criminal offense if a protective order is violated? You can go to jail for violating a protective order and definitely want to hire a lawyer if you find yourself in that position. Attorney Mike Goolsby explains in this video how you can violate your protection order. He wants you to know what steps you can take if you are found in violation of…
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When Are Police Allowed to Search My Car?

Traffic Violation

Generally speaking, police are not allowed to conduct a search of your property without getting a warrant. Cars can be somewhat of an exception to this rule, however. This is because cars are mobile and the process of obtaining a warrant may take longer than an officer is able to detain a suspect. Some also say that because cars are typically out on public streets, drivers and passengers have a reduced expectation of privacy. So,…
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Is There Such a Thing as a Marijuana Breathalyzer?

Possession of Marijuana

In recent years, there has been an effort to create a marijuana breathalyzer, or a reliable breath test to show how much THC (the active ingredient in marijuana that makes you high) is in a person’s body. Companies like Cannabix Technologies and Hound Labs are engaged in a race to come up with a scientifically accurate device that police can use to identify marijuana impairment in drivers. But despite these efforts, progress has been sluggish….
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Dallas Nuisance Abatement Bill Passed – Find Out What It Does

Criminal Mischief

We blogged back in October about a proposed nuisance abatement bill being considered by the city that would allow Dallas police to mark your home or business to warn others about habitual criminal activity that takes place there. The bill was proposed as part of a push to help better combat crime in problem areas in Dallas. That bill recently passed. Here is a draft that has been released of what these nuisance abatement placards…
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What is the Difference between DWI and DUI in Texas?

Alcohol DWI

You’ve probably seen the terms DWI (driving while intoxicated) and DUI (driving under the influence) used somewhat interchangeably in news stories. But why do we have two terms for the crime of drunk driving in Texas? Do they really mean the same thing, or is one worse than the other? The difference, in Texas, is primarily a matter of age. If you are pulled over for drinking and driving and you are 21 or older,…
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