FAQs

At the Law Offices of Diana E. Sims, we can answer any of your questions pertaining to the law in the State of Texas. Here are some of the most commonly-asked questions we’ve been asked.

In the State of Texas, domestic violence is a specific crime. Ultimately, the use of force in a domestic situation that causes bodily injury, physical contact, or threatens to cause bodily harm is called domestic violence. In Texas, these laws apply not only to spouses but to those residing in the same home such as those related by blood or marriageand in dating relationships too.

Domestic violence can involve a variety of charges including and not limited to assault, battery, sexual assault, injury to a child or family assault. Our domestic violence attorney has experience representing a wide range of these charges and can offer you legal advice when you need it most if you’ve been charged with these types of offenses.

When you’re facing domestic violence charges in Texas, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. We can protect your legal rights and explain to you the legal process ahead. We speak on your behalf and keep you updated on the progress of your case. Our job is to investigate your case thoroughly and to develop defense strategies that offer you the best possible outcome for your criminal charges.

A person must have a blood alcohol or breath alcohol concentration of .08 or more. If someone is convicted of DWI in Texas, they can face 72 hours to six months in jail, a mandatory DWI education program, hefty fines, community service, and possible probation. An experienced DWI defense attorney from our Houston Texas law firm can help defend your case.

Police must have probable cause to pull someone over. From there, they can perform a breathalyzer and/or field sobriety tests to determine if someone is under the influence. In Texas, the officer gets to decide which you must do.

An officer cannot force you to take a test; however, if you decide to not submit to testing, you can face consequences such as fines, license suspension, or revocation and jail time. BAC testing is mandatory; however, if you are in an accident that results in serious injury or death or if you have a prior alcohol conviction. Implied consent law doesn’t require a driver to submit to chemical tests prior to arrest.

No matter what charge you’re facing, whether DUI or DWI, you should always retain legal representation immediately. Our criminal defense attorney has years of experience representing DUI/DWI clients in the State of Texas. We can investigate your case thoroughly in order to determine the best possible defense strategies. We are committed to getting our clients reduced or dismissed charges when we can. We don’t like to take plea bargains and rather go to court on your behalf.

If you've been charged with a crime in Texas, call to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney in Houston today. The legal experts at the Law Office of Diana E. Sims are always ready to defend your case and to help get you the minimum possible sentencing possible. We offer free legal consultations where we can learn the details of your case and answer all of your questions regarding the legal process. To schedule this free legal consultation, call us at (713) 236-9800 today. We can’t wait to serve you.