Dave Howard

Occupational Drivers License

For those of you whose license is suspended for whatever reason, you can probably get an Occupational Drivers License (ODL).  You’ll need your driving record (https://txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/txldrcdr/TXDPSLicenseeManager), an SR-22 (almost any insurance company), proof of employment or seeking employment and a […]

Edits to davehowardlaw.com

I have made a few edits and have updated some of the information on davehowardlaw.com.  Check it out!

Reminding my clients

In some cases the state will agree to dismiss if the defendant jumps through a hoop or two. For instance, in an assault case the defendant can take an anger management class. In a drug case they can take a […]

Brass Knuckles

One of the stupidest laws in Texas is the prohibition on owning brass knuckles. They are considered “decorative” when being sold at the mall, but are illegal weapons as soon as you buy them. Every single case I’ve ever seen […]

Interest article from ArcPoint Labs about hair and nail testing.

Hair or Nail Testing – What’s the difference? Testing for drugs and alcohol in hair has been gaining market share with employers and courts for quite a while. Now we are seeing an increasing trend in using nail tests to […]

Williamson County changes

We’ve had numerous changes in the makeup of criminal justice in Williamson County. New judges, new prosecutors. Overall, these changes are for the better. There’s room for improvement, but there’s a little blue showing through the red.  Room for optimism.

Assault Statute

Sec. 22.01. ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse; (2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; […]

Aggravated Assault Statute

Sec. 22.02. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person commits assault as defined in Sec. 22.01 and the person: (1) causes serious bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse; or (2) uses or exhibits a […]

Stop and Seize

From the Washington Post, Written by Michael Sallah, Robert O’Harrow Jr., Steven Rich Published on September 6, 2014 After the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the government called on police to become the eyes and ears of homeland security […]

Drivers License Suspensions – ALR

When one is arrested for DWI, the police officer should read a document called the “Statutory Warning” letting you know what will happen if you either refuse or fail a breath or blood test.  Courts have determined that this choice […]