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Conroe, TX Crime Rate and Statistics [2024 Updated]

According to information gathered from the FBI and AreaVibes, the crime rate in Conroe, Texas, is 1% higher than the national average as of late 2023. The small city of Conroe rests just north of Houston, with a population hovering around 101,000 people. Some citizens…

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Joseph Ruiz
Houston, TX Crime Rate and Statistics [2024 Updated]

According to statistics from the FBI and Security.org, Houston, Texas, remains the fourth most dangerous city in the United States when it comes to violent crimes, with 25,609 violent crimes reported since 2017. The Houston, TX, crime rate tends to hover fairly high, as it…

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Joseph Ruiz
2024 How Much Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost in Texas?

Facing criminal charges, whether a low-level misdemeanor or a Class A felony, is distressing. Regardless of innocence, a criminal conviction has a direct impact on your life, as well as far-reaching ripple effects. It is common knowledge that working with a criminal defense attorney in…

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Joseph Ruiz
2024 How Much Does a DWI Lawyer Cost in Texas?

How much does a DWI lawyer cost in Texas is one of the first questions you may have when facing Driving While Intoxicated charges. The truth is that the expense of hiring a DWI defense attorney in Houston, TX, depends in large part on the…

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Joseph Ruiz
DWI 3rd Offense in Texas (2024) – What You Need to Know

Being pulled into the court system for any reason is intimidating, but facing criminal charges can be particularly frightening and life-altering. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges are taken very seriously in Texas and, in extreme situations, can even lead to life in prison. After the…

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Joseph Ruiz
DWI 2nd Offense in Texas (2024) – What You Need to Know

If you are facing a DWI 2nd offense in Texas, then you have already gone through the experience of being arrested, charged, and convicted of a DWI. You may be experiencing the same anxieties as the last time or remembering the consequences of your last…

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Joseph Ruiz
DWI First Offense in Texas (2024) – What You Need to Know

Driving while under the influence of substances impairs your ability to drive safely. It also puts your life and the lives of others around you in danger. As a result, DWIs are not treated lightly by law enforcement or the courts. This can lead to…

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Joseph Ruiz
DWI vs DUI Texas: What’s the Difference? 2024

You might hear the terms “DWI” and “DUI” used interchangeably in Texas, but they are not, in fact, exactly the same thing. It is important to understand the difference between these two terms, as they have different definitions and legal implications that can make all…

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Joseph Ruiz
Why You Should Consider Hiring a Forensic Lawyer-Scientist for Your DWI Case

Houston criminal defense attorney, Joseph Ruiz, recently completed an intensive program hosted by the American Chemical Society (ACS) - CHAL Division, where he earned the designation of a Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, the highest form of scientific recognition available for lawyers; a recognition that only less than…

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Joseph Ruiz
Attorney Joseph Ruiz Recognized as 2024 Texas Super Lawyer

We are delighted to share some fantastic news with our community! Our esteemed attorney, Joseph Ruiz, has been selected as a 2024 Texas Super Lawyer, a distinguished honor that highlights his exceptional skills, legal prowess, and commitment to serving his clients. Super Lawyers is a…

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