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Why Using a Public Defender Is a Bad Idea

The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees everyone the right to an attorney during criminal cases. A U.S. Supreme Court case, decided almost 60 years ago (Gideon v. Wainwright), held that if a person wants an attorney but cannot afford one, the state must provide them with an attorney at no cost. Justice Hugo […]


How Do I Know if I Have a Good Defense Lawyer?

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, whether it is a simple traffic offense or a serious felony, you should consider hiring a criminal defense attorney. In a criminal case, your personal liberty is at stake, and you have an absolute right to the representation of your choice. No matter how minor […]


Pros and Cons of a No-Contest Plea

When you have committed a crime, the first court appearance you will make is called an arraignment. At that time, you will be informed of the charges against you and asked if you have legal representation. This proceeding takes place prior to your trial, and you must enter a guilty, not guilty, or no-contest plea. […]


Should I Take a Plea Deal?

When you have been charged with a crime, a plea deal may be negotiated by both the defense with the prosecuting attorney. You, as the defendant in the case, can accept the option, meaning you will plead guilty without standing trial. Studies show that most defendants and their lawyers believe taking a plea deal is […]


Kyle Therrian Named to 2022 ‘Rising Stars’

Kyle Therrian was selected for the 2022 Rising Stars list, a multi-phase selection process that mirrors the patented methodology used to assemble the Super Lawyers list. Attorneys designated as Rising Stars are lawyers who are 40 years of age or younger and have practiced law for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent […]


What You Need to Know About a Heroin Charge

Heroin is a Schedule 1 drug, according to the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule 1 drugs have no medicinal purpose that’s acceptable and have a high potential for being abused. Heroin is an illegal drug everywhere in the United States. In Texas, you could be charged with a heroin drug offense if you’re caught with the […]


What Is a No-Contest Plea?

If you’re charged with and convicted of a crime, you could be sentenced to significant time in jail or prison and/or be ordered to pay a fine. You could lose your freedom or could face financial debt, or both. Before you go to trial to defend yourself against your charges, there are other points in […]


Ryan Kreck Receives Board Certification in Criminal Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

attorney Ryan Kreck has received Board Certification in Criminal Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This is a rare and prestigious accomplishment that shows he has extensive knowledge and experience handling criminal cases. Click here to learn more.


What You Should Know About a Cocaine Charge in Texas

An arrest for a criminal offense involving cocaine can lead to harsh penalties, including imprisonment. Multiple types of cocaine charges exist, depending on the severity of the crime and any extenuating circumstances. Facing a possible prison sentence can be overwhelming and scary. A conviction is life-altering and affects your job, family, and future. If you […]


Can a School Fight Be Prosecuted?

Yes. Depending on the circumstances of the fight, your child could face assault and battery charges. The consequences of a conviction can affect their entire life and future. Even though they’re a minor, they could face a jail sentence. Spending time behind bars is traumatizing for any teenager. It can derail their path and create […]

Written by: Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian Last Updated : February 7, 2022