New Changes to Nondisclosures in Texas

Source: Texas District and County Attorney’s Association: By Andrea L. Westerfeld New Texas Non-disclosure Laws   2015 By Andrea L. Westerfeld Assistant Criminal­ ­District Attorney in Collin County   An attempt to summarize the changes made to Government Code §411.081(d) and help prosecutors through potential new pitfalls.   It was confusing, but it was ours. [...]

Expunctions Law What You Need to Know

Expunction Chart Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 55.01, et seq. Procedure(s) for Expunction Authorizing Statute Misdemeanors Person released, and Charge no longer pending, and No resulting final conviction or community supervision per Art. 42.12, other than a Class C Misdemeanor and No felony conviction for five years preceding the arrest date. Art. 55.01(a)(2)(B), (C) Felonies [...]

What is Shock Probation?

I have been asked recently what shock probation is: Here is the law from the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure: Article 42.12 Section 15 f (3): When the defendant or the attorney representing the state files a written motion requesting suspension by the judge of further execution of the sentence and placement of the defendant [...]


Linda Mazzagatti Criminal Defense Attorney in Bellaire, TX - Over 1 year ago Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Lynn is a smart, compassionate, informed lawyer who is dedicated to getting results for her clients. She has been practicing for decades and knows how to protect the best interests of the people she [...]

Former Fort Bend County District Attorney

 Crimes and Punishment MISDEMEANORS CATEGORY PUNISHMENT EXAMPLE(S) (this is not exhaustive list or complete) Class A up to 1 year in county jail and/or a fine up to $4,000 or both Assault (causes bodily injury); Violating Protective/ Magistrate’s Order (first offense); Harassment (one prior conviction) Criminal Trespass (habitation or with deadly weapon); Burglary of a [...]

Helping Texas Families

                      I am asked frequently by men, whether or not they can seek primary custody of their children.  The truth is that it is possible but difficult and expensive.  If your spouse is involved with drugs; alcohol; has a criminal record or significant mental illness [...]

Lynn Messer, Parole Law

Parole Information What is Parole? Parole is the discretionary release of an offender, by a Board of Pardons and Paroles decision, to serve the remainder of a sentence in the community under supervision. Parole is a privilege, not a right.   The following is the most recent Texas Statute explaining eligibility for release on Parole [...]