austindefender

Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

More bitching about WordPress

| January 15, 2009

Like a lot of lawyers, I keep a cheat sheet of frequently called numbers next to my desk, so that when I need to call (for example) probation, or County Court #4, I don’t have to go scrounging around for the number. My cheat sheet, at this point, is several years old, tattered, and marked […]

What is a §12.45?

| January 15, 2009

What is a §12.45? Explaining exactly what a 12.45 is has been one of the more difficult things I’ve tried to do as a lawyer. I can quote the statute, and I can tell you what it’s not. It’s not a conviction, or an acquittal, or a dismissal. What it is, really, is a compromise. […]