We have been told all our lives that emotions don’t have a place in a civilized society. So, we go on pushing all ours down until there’s no trace of them left. But it doesn’t really work that way, does it? They don’t stay buried, in fact, they come out stronger and scarier the moreContinue reading “How to Beat a Simple Assault Charge in Texas”
Having an active warrant against you can be a frightening experience. For a crime as minor as a class C misdemeanor, the law enforcement officer can arrest you on spot. If not dealt with properly, an active warrant can lead to a lot of embarrassing situations over and above the penalties of the underlying crime.Continue reading “How to Clear a Warrant”
A permanent criminal record can have serious consequences on your life even after you have served the sentence. You may have trouble getting new jobs, good apartments and you may never be eligible for student loans, mortgage loans, housing rentals, education programs, and certain professional licenses. Basically, your life will never go back to normal.Continue reading “How to Get Your Record Expunged in Texas”
In our day-to-day lives, most of us aren’t used to being at home for long periods of time, or life simply dictates that we spend a majority of our time away from our family. Being asked to stay home as much as possible for the foreseeable future will bring with it some unexpected challenges.
Last week, an Austin Police Department officer was fired for lying about using excessive force during an arrest. This leads us to an important question in regards to the responsibility placed on an APD officer.
Our local Austin law firm understands the sacrifice that our nation’s veterans have made. Our veterans risk not only their lives but in many cases their mental health as well. The hardships our veterans face are numerous. The Law Office of James Gill looks to help veterans in any way possible, and so we are nowContinue reading “Law Office of James Gill Honors Veterans”
One of great things about our country is that every person is guaranteed a right to a fair and just trial. Is this the direction that our current court system is going in? Is putting lawyers in jail for contempt of court the correct way to go about this?
Airport Security Scans Catch Careless Travelers Fox 7 recently interviewed our criminal law expert, James Gill, about the hazard of carelessly trying to fly with a weapon in your carryon luggage. As you can see in the Fox 7 story, it’s not just guns but also brass knuckles, knives, and batons that can and willContinue reading “Airport Arrest? Criminal Lawyer Weighs in On Airport Gun Laws”
The staff of the Law Office of James Gill is pleased to present this video of James co-conducting a seminar with fellow Austin lawyer Ward Davison earlier this month. The event was the 13th Annual Clerk College, held by the Texas District Court Alliance, and the topic of the day was Expunctions and Orders ofContinue reading “Austin Lawyer James Gill at the Texas District & County Clerk’s Clerk College”
Austin criminal lawyer James Gill is presenting this video of KopBusters’ Barry Cooper surrendering himself to the Texas Rangers at the Texas State Capitol on July 2, 2010. Cooper is a client of Gill’s criminal defense law firm and a legendary figure in the anti-drugwar movement. His exposure to the drug war began with theContinue reading “Anti-Drugwar Activist Barry Cooper Turns Himself In”