Posts by Joseph Ruiz

Sealing a Texas DWI Conviction

Prior to the enactment of the new DWI non-disclosure law, a DWI conviction in Texas guaranteed the lifelong stigma of a permanent criminal record, regardless of whether the citizen had never been in trouble with the law before. Such drastic consequences are proof of the power of the MADD lobby, but such harsh laws led to the absurd result of 1st time offenders being labeled criminals for the rest of their lives. A criminal record affects a person’s employment, educational, and housing opportunities, and, therefore, their future socio-economic potential. Fortunately, in the most recent legislative session, lawmakers brought common sense
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Hello world!

                            Welcome to the launch of the web page for Law Office of Joseph Ruiz, PLLC!  I hope you’ll take a look around the site to get familiar with me and what I do for the criminally accused.  After working nearly a decade at a law firm, and sharpening my trial skills, I’ve decided to hang out my shingle and open my own firm.  It’s an exciting time to say the least.  I can’t wait to begin the work of connecting with new clients and delivering exceptional
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