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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 […]


Firearm Discovered at TSA Checkpoint – What Now?

Gun laws can be confusing. Every state has its own laws, and there are federal laws that come into play as well. Plus, some state laws are not transferable everywhere, so it’s not uncommon for people to face weapons offenses even though they believe that are within their legal rights. Most states—like Texas—have concealed carry […]


Christmas Package Theft in Texas

Texas is strict when it comes to theft. Depending on the value of the package stolen, a person could face anywhere from a misdemeanor to a lifetime in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. If you have been accused of theft this holiday season, contact the Collin County criminal defense lawyers at to learn […]


Why Your College Student Needs to Hire a Lawyer for their Drug Possession Case

Thousands of arrests are made throughout the state yearly for possession of controlled substances. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the consequences of a first-time conviction for this offense. Young people, in particular college students, try to handle these cases themselves simply to avoid having their parents find out that they have been charged […]


Do you have plans on “Black Wednesday”?

Most Americans are familiar with the term “Black Friday,” the shopping day after Thanksgiving when consumers flock to stores to find bargains galore. Not as many people are aware of “Black Wednesday” or “Blackout Wednesday”, the evening before Thanksgiving that has become one of the biggest party nights of the year. The night before Thanksgiving […]


Is Your Seven-Day Pill Box Illegal?

Prescription drug abuse has emerged as a major public health issue in recent years, notably with respect to opioid painkillers like Oxycontin. But legally speaking, all drugs requiring a doctor’s prescription are tightly regulated. If you are found in with any such drug on your person without a valid prescription, you can be arrested and […]


What Will Happen to Me If I Aid or Assist a Fugitive?

Many of us have faced a situation where a family member or friend is accused of a serious crime. Your first instinct may be to offer help. After all, if you believe the person is not guilty, then you want to do everything in your power to help them avoid possible jail time. But there […]