Texas DUID: 4 Key Things You Need to Know

When you hear about someone being charged with driving under the influence, the common assumption is that alcohol was involved. In Texas, however, you can be penalized differently for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID for short). Here are four key things you need to know about state DUID laws, which can impact the rest of your life.  There Is No Legal Limit Unlike alcohol consumption, there is no legal Read More

Understanding Dependency Charges

Are you facing dependency charges? If so, understanding what these charges are, how they affect your custody, and what the potential consequences are is crucial. If you are facing dependency charges, getting legal help is critical. There is far too much at stake to try to deal with these charges on your own. What are dependency charges?  Dependency charges often fall into a variety of categories, Read More

Your Next Chapter: 5 Tips for Thriving Post-Divorce

When your divorce process is finally over, it can feel like a giant weight has been lifted. You have finally escaped your unhappy marriage and can put all the stress and sadness that it caused behind you. It’s freeing! But when you look forward to the future, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by all of your options and by the fact that you’re facing the unknown independently. If you have found yourself in this Read More

Four Unexpected Feelings You Might Encounter During Your Divorce

Divorce is an emotional process -- in good ways and in bad. Whether it’s a highly contested battle or you’ve calmly agreed to go your separate ways, you can expect to have a lot of feelings while you’re getting divorced. At Bobby Barina Law, we are committed to standing by you every step of the way as you transition into a happier and healthier future. In today’s blog post, we’re discussing some of the unexpected Read More

Four Ways You Can Unknowingly Violate Probation

The consequences of violating probation can be quite severe. You can be fined, get sent to rehab, have the duration of your probation extended, or even have your probation revoked and get sent to (or back to) jail. It’s a big deal! That’s why it is so important to mind your p’s and q’s when you’re on probation. Unfortunately, some people find themselves in a lot of trouble for violating their probation when they Read More

Second Chances: How to Clear Your Criminal Record

What if you could wipe your record clean? Whether you made a small mistake that seems to be haunting you, or you were arrested for something but not convicted, having a criminal record can make life a lot more difficult. It can get in your way when you’re applying for jobs, for certain licenses, or for housing. Fortunately, in some situations, it is possible to expunge (or expunct as it’s referred to in Texas law) Read More

Suspected of DUI? Here’s What Can Happen to You

You’re driving along the I-14, anxious to get home after a client meeting ran overtime. Suddenly the folders piled on the passenger seat start to topple and you instinctively reach out to catch them. The movement affects your control of the steering wheel and sends you swerving into another lane. You quickly regain control and get back in your lane, but moments later, you hear sirens. Even if you weren’t drinking, Read More

Understanding the Difference Between a Suspect, Person of Interest, Target, and Subject

If you’ve ever watched one of the many crime dramas on television, you have likely heard various terms like “suspect,” “person of interest,” and more. While they all sound similar, they each play a different, specific role in an investigation. Understanding these terms, especially if you or a loved one is involved in the investigation, can help you know what the differences are between them and what a police Read More

To Grandma’s House We Go? A Look at Grandparent’s Visitation Rights in Texas

The relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is very special. However, sometimes certain family situations or disputes with your grandchild’s parents can make it difficult for you to visit with your grandchild. Luckily, as a grandparent in Texas, you have rights. If you believe it would be in the child’s best interest to be able to see you, you can file a suit requesting visitation, or even custody. In Read More

Facing Divorce? Here’s What to Expect in Texas

It is normal to experience a certain level of discomfort if you are facing divorce. The fear of the unknown, like most cases, has a tendency to stir anxiety in many people. The good news is that the general divorce procedure in Texas is the same, whether you have been married for 3 months or 30 years. To help you understand what to expect, here is a brief overview of the divorce process in Texas.  Residency Read More