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29 November
Peveto Law in Misdemeanor

How Long Does Disorderly Conduct Stay on Your Record?

Any criminal conviction – including a misdemeanor – could haunt you for the rest of your life. While misdemeanors do not carry the same consequences as a felony conviction, they can impact you in a variety of negative ways. And if you are not careful, you could experience these issues forever. How long a conviction stays on your record will …

22 November
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

How to Get a Domestic Violence Case Dismissed

A domestic violence charge in Texas is serious. If convicted, you could lose your job, your home, child custody in a divorce, and gun rights. Your reputation might suffer irreparable harm. Unfortunately, getting a domestic violence case dismissed is not easy, but it is possible with a strong legal defense. Even if the person making the accusation changes his or …

22 November
Peveto Law in Criminal Defense

How to Get a Drug Possession Charge Dismissed

Texas drug laws are some of the harshest in the nation, levying steep penalties that can change your life forever. Even marijuana possession in specific quantities can result in a felony offense. Caught with 2 ounces of cannabis on your person? You could be facing $2,000 in fines and six months in jail. Furthermore, misdemeanor charges can escalate to felonies for …

8 November
Peveto Law in DWI

What is the Difference Between a DWI and a DUI in Texas?

A DWI and a DUI might sound the same, and in some states, they are. But in Texas, they are distinct charges related to drinking and driving. The primary differences are the age of the person charged, the level of intoxication, and the resulting punishment– if convicted. If you are charged with a drunk driving offense in Texas, no matter …

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 …