Williamson County, Texas Criminal and Juvenile Defense Lawyer

New Scandals and Security Audits at Texas Juvenile Lockdowns: A Juvenile Defense Attorney Examines Evolving Problems in Texas Juvenile Justice

Another scandal with the Texas Juvenile Justice System?  That’s right folks.  Those of you who thought the woes of five years ago with sex scandals at TYC ended with all of the reorganization and restructuring that has occurred since then are sadly, and sorely mistaken.  Not only is the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) still…

SOBERLINK Useful Alcohol Monitoring Tool or Questionable Shortcut: A Williamson County DWI Defense Attorney Explains

As an experienced DWI Defense Lawyer regularly practicing in Central Texas, I have become increasingly concerned about the numerous different devices used by courts to detect or monitor alcohol use in DWI, Intoxication Assault, Intoxication manslaughter, and related cases.  Whether your arrest was in Austin or Round Rock, Cedar Park or Pflugerville, Georgetown or Leander,…

New Legislation Proposed Provides Medical Marijuana Defenses: Analysis by a Drug Possession Defense Attorney

A bi-partisan group of members of the US House of Representatives, including Ron Paul and Barney Frank, has proposed legislation that would make it easier for people facing federal prosecution for possession of marijuana.  As a criminal defense lawyer who regularly defends drug possession cases, I am well familiar with the trials, tribulations, and legal…

Is Possession of Marijuana A Crime in Austin: A Criminal Defense Attorney Examines APD Cite and Release Policy

Because I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in central Texas, I am often asked this question.  Many people are confused by the cite-and-release policy used by the Austin Police Department when investigating a case involving small amounts of marijuana.   In fact, Possession of Marijuana is still against the law.   And when an APD…

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John C. Prezas is a Harvard Law School graduate and criminal defense attorney in Georgetown, Texas. John worked as both a felony and a misdemeanor prosecutor for six years in Williamson County, Texas. John is also a writer and lecturer on the subjects of criminal law and criminal appellate law.
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