Category: Criminal Defense

Jail for False Accusations in Texas

You can go to jail for knowingly making false accusations or committing perjury in Texas. It is against the law to lie to police or court officials in Texas. In fact, intentionally making false statements to law enforcement officers in Texas is a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted of making false statements, you can land […]


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 […]

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 […]