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Texas SBA Loan — COVID19

Earlier this week, Governor Abbot issued an executive order to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus. The small business administration (SBA) will provide small businesses that were impacted by the Coronavirus epidemic. The loan amount is up to $2 million in funding. The loan also has 3.75% interest rate and is payable over a 30 year […]

Interference with Public Duties

Interference with Public Duties is an offense that catches most people off guard.Whenever we find ourselves face to face with law enforcement tensions often rise. Under Texas law, arguing with the officers does not constitute an actionable offense. Speech is a defense to the offense charge even if the result is ‘stalling.’ However, one does […]

What to Do When Arrested for Injury To A Child

Getting arrested is scary enough and getting arrested for a felony can be even more daunting. Texas Law Under Texas law, a person commits an offense if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly by omission, causes to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual: (1) serious bodily […]

Blood Alcohol Calculations For DWIs In Texas

Texas Statute Definition of Driving While Intoxicated: (a)  A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place. (b)  Except as provided by Subsections (c) and (d) and Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement […]

Distracted Driving

Now more than ever, we trying to multi-task to be able to get the most out of our time. Unfortunately, this desire to make the most out of our time often makes itself felt on our public roadways through distracted driving. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 1 in 5 accidents is the result […]

DUI Laws During Holidays

Holidays are the most wonderful time of the year- food, family and traditions. However, the holiday season does come with its personal injury pitfalls. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA), the two most deadly days of the year on the road are in December. Residents of Houston and surrounding areas are not immune […]

More DUI Arrests During Holidays Than Rest of Year

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, you get to be in your hometown and spend time with your loved ones. The winter holidays are also the time of the year where there are more DUI arrests than any other time. Being home is great but being at home with individuals that […]

Renew Your DACA Before It’s Too Late

The months between now and June 2020 are a critical time period for DACA recipients to ensure their protections can continue. Why? Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case on DACA to determine the future of the program. A decision will come sometime January – June 2020. Despite […]

New Laws Effective September 1, 2019

The Texas Legislature has made some recent changes that have gone into effect as of September 1, 2019. It is important to be aware of these law changes in case you need to alter any everyday behavior. Here are some of those changes: -Legalization of Brass Knuckles In House Bill 446, the legislature decided to […]

Can My Spouse Adjust Their Legal Status in The U.S.?

This is often the biggest question most immigration attorneys get asked when handling a spousal petition. There are two different options when adjusting status, consular processing and processing through USCIS in the states. Consular Processing Consular processing occurs when the individual is outside of the U.S. and ineligible to process inside the U.S. Once the […]

Unlawful Presence: The Art of the Waiver

On September 30, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Illegal Immigrant Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) establishing the harsh penalties presented with the dreaded “unlawful presence” bar. This bar prevents countless of individuals from even applying for legalization out of fear of being barred from the U.S. due to their unlawful presence. […]

Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents

Deportation Proceedings If you find yourself in deportation proceedings as a green-card holder, you may qualify for a cancellation of your deportation, otherwise referred to as Cancellation of Removal. Eligibility In order to qualify you must prove to the immigration judge that: – you have been a lawfully permanent resident for at least 5 years; […]

Attacking DWI Blood Evidence

Without a lawyer that understands the complexities of DWI/blood evidence issues, the odds are stacked against the citizen accused. Under Texas law, a person is driving while intoxicated if their blood results demonstrate a blood alcohol content greater than .08 or the individual exhibits loss of physical/mental faculties. Most DWI arrests in Texas are the […]

How to get an immigration bond when charged with a crime

Far too often, individuals accused of a crime are arrested and when attempting to post a bond to be released, they are informed that the Department of Homeland Security or ICE has issued a hold on them prohibiting them from posting bond. This is an issue that our firm sees on a daily basis and […]

Adjustment of Status Through Marriage

If you’re reading this then there is a good chance that congratulations are in order. Besides any blender or bread maker a crazy aunt might get the two of you, the U.S. government may give you something a little better than rising yeast. So you are married to a foreign national and you would like […]

Cancellation of Removal for NonPermanent Residents

THE BIG WIN Facing removal proceedings is a frightening experience not just for the individual, but for their families and loved ones. When in removal proceedings, the most important thing to understand is what remedies you may qualify for. Cancellation of Removal is only available to those that are in removal proceedings so you can […]

Can I get my record wiped clean?

One of the most common questions an attorney gets from a client is “Will this end up on my record?”Nowadays, it’s important to keep your record as squeaky clean as possible because any potential employer can do a simple google search and find criminal history information about a candidate. One of the best ways to […]

Do you have a DWI on your record in Texas? You may be eligible for nondisclosure.

In Texas, a DWI is considered a criminal offense and becomes part of the public record indefinitely. When a landlord, lender or employer runs a background check, all of that information is visible to them, so having a criminal record of any sort can make it extremely difficult to find employment or a home… even […]

What To Do When Arrested For DWI In Texas

Getting arrested for a DWI can be a scary moment for anyone. William Calderon has handled hundreds of DWI cases and these are what we believe to be the most important things to do after you or a loved one has been arrested for a DWI in Texas. 1. Say nothing. Most police cars in […]