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Do I Turn Myself In If There’s a Warrant for My Arrest?

Most criminal cases in Texas begin with a judge or magistrate issuing a warrant for the suspect’s arrest. If you have reason to believe there is an active arrest warrant for you, your first instinct might be to try and run. That is never a good idea. The longer a person waits to turn themselves […]


Getting Caught With Weed – Collin County vs. Dallas County

What happens if you get caught with weed in Texas depends on the amount of marijuana with which you are caught and the city you are in. In Dallas County, if you are caught with less than 4 oz. of weed, the police no longer have to take you to jail due to a Cite […]


What is a Straw Purchase?

A straw purchase is any purchase wherein the buyer is receiving the goods or services on behalf of a third party. In reference to firearms transactions, straw purchases are strictly unlawful. A buyer cannot purchase a gun on behalf of a person who is prohibited by law from buying or possessing the weapon or who […]


Your JUUL Can Cause You Trouble With the Law

What is a JUUL? JUUL devices heat up a cartridge containing oils to create vapor, which quickly dissolves into the air. The device is small enough to fit in a closed fist and has a sleek look that resembles a USB flash drive. Some users are altering the device replacing the nicotine oil in the […]


What Constitutes the Crime of Elder Abuse in Texas?

While many accusations of elder abuse are real, some are exaggerated or arise from a misunderstanding. Are you a caretaker who is facing elder abuse charges? If so, you need to protect yourself from criminal charges. Texas Elder Abuse Laws While elder abuse is often physical in nature, it refers to any type of mistreatment […]


Can I Get My Weapon Back?

If you are convicted of a crime involving a firearm in Texas, your gun could be taken away permanently if certain elements apply. It will be forfeited to the state, but you may be able to get it back in certain situations. If you are wondering if you can get your gun, knife or other […]


Can I Choose Jail Instead of Probation?

In some criminal cases, defendants are able to get probation as an alternative to incarceration. Probation, known as “community supervision” in Texas, is a period of court-ordered supervision that allows a person to stay within their community while they serve out their sentence. The terms of a person’s community supervision can vary. In some cases, […]


Headed To Court? Here Is What You Need To Know Before You Go

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, there’s one thing you need to know: how to behave in court. Attending court is a serious matter. Behavior and appearance are of utmost importance. If you do anything that can cause the judge to view you in a negative manner, this may impact […]


Don’t Let Your DWI Criminal Record be a Roadblock to Your New Year

This past legislative session (2017), Texas lawmakers from both sides of the aisle proposed legislation to help expand the opportunity to seal criminal convictions with an order of non-disclosure. The new law HB 3016 allows a person convicted of nonviolent misdemeanors, including DWI’s, to petition the court for orders of nondisclosure under certain circumstances and […]


Kyle Therrian Named to 2018 ‘Best Lawyers Under 40 List’ by D Magazine

D Magazine has selected Kyle Therrian to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers Under 40, a list that recognizes outstanding young attorneys in North Texas. Kyle focuses his practice on representing individuals in both pending criminal cases and in criminal appeals. This is a dual-threat approach to criminal law. As an attorney who handles criminal […]