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28 October
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

What Is a Property Crime in Texas?

While property crimes are generally less serious than violent crimes, they can come with hefty punishments and leave life-long consequences. At Peveto Law, when you are facing an accusation of a property crime, we help you understand the seriousness of your situation and do whatever is possible to resolve it with your best possible outcome. Types of property crimes in …

28 October
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

New Texas Laws Affect Restrictions on Purchase of Beer, Cold Meds, and Cigarettes

A large number of new laws passed this year have gone into effect in recent months. While some of these changes will improve convenience, others restrict the purchase of certain items. These changes impact the sale of craft beer, cold medicine, and cigarettes. There are important restrictions on the purchase and use of these items. In some cases, violating these …

24 October
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

How to Check If You Have Traffic Tickets Online in Texas

Curious how to check if you have traffic tickets online in Texas? You have good reason to be. If your traffic tickets go unpaid long enough, the State of Texas could suspend your driver’s license or prevent you from renewing your license. Paying these tickets is important, but after time has passed, it can be challenging to keep track of …

24 October
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

How Long Do You Have to Report Domestic Violence in Texas?

A Texas prosecutor has 2 years to file misdemeanor domestic violence charges and 3 years for felony charges. In extreme cases, a prosecutor might attempt to characterize domestic violence, for example, as sexual assault, in which event the prosecutor can file charges any time within 10 years after the last event of an assault. In order to have domestic violence …

22 October
Peveto Law in DWI

New Texas Beer-to-Go Sales Law

After years of legal wrangling, the Texas Legislature finally reached an agreement that had breweries popping tops across the state: they passed the Beer-to-Go law. While Texas distilleries and wineries have had the right to sell directly to consumers for years, the same was not true for breweries. By signing House Bill 1545, Governor Greg Abbott made Texas the 50th …

11 October
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

How to Check for Warrants in Texas

Perhaps you have not paid your child support, failed to appear in court at a mandatory hearing, or did not pay a DWI fine imposed by a judge. These are just a few reasons the police may issue a warrant for your arrest in Texas. If you suspect such a warrant has been issued, you are vulnerable to having the …

11 October
Peveto Law in DWI

Texas Driver Responsibility Program is Repealed: Are You Eligible for a Refund?

For the last 16 years, the Texas Driver Responsibility Program has cost Texas residents millions of dollars in surcharges and resulted in the suspension of nearly one million driver’s licenses. Now, those drivers have a chance at getting their license back without paying those surcharges. The passage of House Bill 2048 has repealed the program, freeing Texans from paying the …

11 October
Peveto Law in DWI

How to Get Out of a Public Intoxication Charge

In Texas, public intoxication is a Class C misdemeanor. While the only penalty the charge carries is a fine, a conviction for public intoxication can have other consequences. Your ability to obtain housing or secure employment could be impacted if a background search turns up a conviction on your record. The good news is that a charge of public intoxication …

24 September
Peveto Law in DWI

What Happens When You Get a DWI in Texas?

A driving while intoxicated charge in Texas is a serious matter, but much depends on your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and other circumstances at the time of the arrest. In Texas, anyone with a BAC of 0.08 percent or more faces a DWI charge if caught behind the wheel. Depending on the size of the individual, a BAC of 0.08 …

23 September
Peveto Law in DWI

How Much Does a DWI Cost in Texas?

The cost of a DWI case includes not only expenses related to your legal defense, but also the costs, including fines, that follow a conviction. Mounting a strong case and avoiding conviction will allow you to avoid the majority of DWI-related expenses. A seasoned DWI attorney in Dallas-Fort Worth can help you prevail in your case. Court Costs, Fines, and …