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4 December
Peveto Law in DWI

Dallas DWIs Set to Spike As Coronavirus Restrictions Are Relaxed

Bars in Texas have been closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic since June 26, but restrictions are starting to relax in Dallas County. While this is welcome news for many Dallas bar owners and residents, the opportunity to drink away from home brings with it the potential for DWI arrests. If you need representation, you can count on Dallas criminal …

1 December
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

Coronavirus Leads to Spike in Domestic Violence Charges in Dallas

Much of the country has reported increased incidents of domestic violence since the pandemic began, and Texas is no exception. Shelter-in-place orders intended to protect Dallas residents from contracting and spreading COVID-19 have had many unintended consequences, and an uptick in allegations of physical and sexual assault from intimate partners is one of them. Reports of family violence rise 12.5 …

14 January
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

Which of the Following is a Crime Against Property?

People commit property crimes in Texas every 41 seconds. Burglary and vehicle theft are most common, but several specific crimes fall under the category of “crime against property.” Texas law (Penal Code Title 7, Chapter 28) considers “offenses against property” to involve any real property, tangible or intangible personal property severed from land, or anything of monetary value. The intentional …

14 January
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

Property Crimes Differ From Other Forms of Crime in What Way?

In Texas, minor crimes can have major consequences. Property crimes are considered less serious than other offenses, but they can carry an additional stigma. It is important to speak with a Plano criminal lawyer as early as possible to tackle the charges head-on. What offenses are considered property crimes? Property crimes include offenses that affect real or personal property, as …

13 December
Peveto Law in Misdemeanor

How to Beat a Disorderly Conduct Charge

In Texas, most disorderly conduct charges are misdemeanors, but that does not mean the offense is not serious. A conviction means more than a fine. It may mean supervised probation, community service work, and the loss of certain professional licenses. Obtaining legal counsel as soon as possible after an arrest is imperative. Disorderly Conduct Disorderly conduct covers a range of …

13 December
Peveto Law in DWI

How Serious is a Public Intoxication Charge?

In Texas, pleading guilty to a public intoxication charge can potentially lead to much bigger problems down the road. It is a common charge – hundreds of people are arrested every day for public intoxication in the DFW region – and often used by law enforcement just to empty out bars or other venues serving alcohol. In most cases, public …

13 December
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

How to Get Out of Domestic Violence Charges

In the United States, more than 10 million people face domestic abuse allegations each year. While domestic violence arrests are frequent, there is no guarantee they will result in a criminal conviction. If you have been arrested for domestic violence, you could have a chance to get out of the charges. While there is no guarantee of success, your odds …

7 December
Peveto Law in Misdemeanor

How Long Do Traffic Tickets Stay on Your Record?

Flashing blue and red lights behind your vehicle are never a good sign. In Texas, a traffic ticket stays on your driver’s record for three years after your conviction. Along with a record of the violation, the points associated with the ticket also remain for three years. In most cases, the driver will pay fines of up to $200 and …

6 December
Peveto Law in DWI

How to Get Public Intoxication Expunged in Texas?

If you have been charged with public intoxication in Texas, don’t make the mistake of assuming it will just go away or that it won’t have profound repercussions for your life going forward. Any criminal conviction, even for a Class C misdemeanor, could hamper your ability to receive an education, secure housing, or find employment. The good news is that …

30 November
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

How to Get Charges Dropped for Domestic Violence

Disagreements can often become heated between married couples or family members. When that results in a call to the police, both parties often regret it the next day. However, if you are hoping to make a phone call and have the charges dropped, it is never that simple. The Steps to Drop Charges There is a process for ensuring that …