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Harris County Judge Sanctions Harris County District Attorney’s Office for Failing to Disclose Information Regarding Arresting Officer

Posted by Ed McClees | Sep 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the government charges someone with a crime, the government is constitutionally and statutorily required to disclose to the defense information that is favorable to the defense.  This includes information that indicates that the defendant did not commit the offense, and information that can ...

TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS HOLDS THAT A PRIOR DWI IS NOT A JURISDICTIONAL ELEMENT OF THE OFFENSE FOR PURPOSES OF A SECOND DWI OFFENSE.

Posted by Ed McClees | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Texas, as in many other states, the severity of punishment for a DWI increases when the person charged has prior DWI convictions.  Under Texas law, a person charged with a first DWI faces a Class B misdemeanor so long as that person's BAC is below a 0.15.  A person arrested on a new DWI charge...

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Posted by Ed McClees | Apr 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

When most people hear “DWI” they think about driving under the influence of alcohol.  But with an ever-increasing number of states legalizing either the medical or recreational use of marijuana, law enforcement has started to increase its attention to those who drive impaired due to their use of ...

I’M BEING INVESTIGATED. SHOULD I TALK TO THE POLICE?

Posted by Ed McClees | Jan 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is an easy one to answer: no.  At least not without talking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer first.  One of the most common questions we get when people contact us after they have come to realize that they are being investigated by the police is wont that make me look guilty if I...

What Is Money Laundering?

Posted by Ed McClees | Oct 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The term money laundering often conjures up images of organized criminal organizations using sophisticated financial tools to make the proceeds of criminal activity appear to be legitimate. In Texas, however, money laundering can refer to a far wider range of activity. Texas Penal Code § 34.0...

McClees & Guiney congratulates partner Kristin Guiney on her appointment to the 232nd Judicial District Court and changes name to McClees Law Firm, PLLC.

Posted by Ed McClees | Sep 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

On September 13, 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed McClees amp; Guiney partner Kristin Guiney to the 232nd Judicial District Court.  This move has been widely praised by the local criminal bar.  Kristin is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  She...

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