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Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

Baird — In The News (Again)

| December 1, 2010

The Statesman has a (surprisingly) fair article on Judge Charlie Baird. In Travis County, where judges release more defendants on personal recognizance, or PR, bonds than any of the five most populous counties in Texas, Baird stands apart from his peers for regularly giving the jail release to defendants charged with the most serious crimes… […]

Occupational Licenses and DPS Surcharges

| December 1, 2010

Grits for Breakfast has news that at least one appeals court here in Texas has shot down DPS’s argument that people whose licenses are suspended for failure to pay surcharge are ineligible for an occupational license. Their reasoning is pretty straight-forward: the statute says anyone whose license has been suspended for a reason other than […]