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Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

The Problem with Expunctions

| December 30, 2008

One of the things I dread after getting a felony case dismissed, is explaining why the case can’t be expunged.  At least not right away. The statute that governs expunctions in Texas is 55.01 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.  It’s not exactly a model of clarity: Art. 55.01. RIGHT TO EXPUNCTION.  (a) A person […]

Texas Statute of Limitations

| December 30, 2008

Art. 12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure: Murder, aggravated sexual assault: None Sexual assault/ indecency with a child: None Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death: None 10 Years: Theft of estate by a guardian/trustee Theft by a public servant Forgery First degree injury to a child/disabled/elderly person Non-aggravated sexual assault/ no DNA […]