Author: Perry Q. Minton

Texas Child Custody Calendar

When divorcing parents in Texas cannot agree to a child custody arrangement, the court will impose and enforce the Texas Standard Possession Order calendar. The Standard Possession Order is designed for children ages three and older and is presumed to provide reasonable minimum parenting times that are in the best interest of the child. There […]

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drinking-age-in-texas

Generally speaking, we think of 21 as the legal age to possess and consume alcoholic beverages. But Texas law allows underage drinking in certain situations. Many Texans do not know that a minor – someone not yet 21 years old – can legally possess and drink alcoholic beverages if they are in the presence of […]

Deferred Adjudication Probation in Texas

Deferred adjudication is a special form of judge-ordered community supervision commonly known as probation. It permits a criminal defendant in Texas to accept responsibility for a crime without an actual conviction being placed on their record. A judge can grant deferred adjudication to a defendant and later discharge the defendant from this type of probation […]

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Cedar Park, TX (April 10, 2023) – The Cedar Park Police Department in Texas is investigating an incident in which a man shot a jugging suspect. Jugging occurs when someone observes a person withdrawing money, follows them, and steals the cash. On April 10th, the victim withdrew money from a Chase Bank and stopped at […]

couple arguing

Cruelty in a marriage, including verbal or emotional abuse, should not be tolerated. Cruelty is recognized as grounds for divorce in Texas and can adversely affect the terms of the divorce for the abusive spouse. At Minton, Bassett, Flores & Carsey, P.C., our Austin divorce attorneys have extensive experience helping people in abusive marriages make the transition […]

criminal arrest

In Texas, Class C misdemeanors are the least severe type of misdemeanor and carry no jail time. The maximum penalty is a $500 fine. If a misdemeanor isn’t specifically classified as Class A, B, or C, it defaults to Class C. The Austin misdemeanor attorneys at Minton, Bassett, Flores & Carsey, P.C., are ready to defend […]

criminal arrest

Anyone who faces criminal charges following an arrest or indictment needs an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent them as the criminal justice process moves forward. Individuals have the right to represent themselves in court, but this is a serious mistake. Few people facing criminal charges have the know-how and resources necessary to investigate the […]

Defending the Accused: The Role of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal defense attorneys live by the standard that an accused person is innocent until proven guilty. At Minton, Bassett, Flores & Carsey, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys consider it a privilege to use our skills to defend the rights of each client we represent. Get the justice you deserve. Call us now at (512) 270-3612 […]

separation and divorce

Few things in life affect your finances, family relationships, and mental health as much as going through a divorce. When your divorce is finalized, you want to know you have reached the best possible outcome and that you have made well-founded decisions with your future in mind. Avoiding missteps can help you reduce acrimony, protect […]