If you’ve been tuning into 1190 AM’s Ask the Expert on Saturday mornings, you may have heard criminal defense attorney James P. Whalen sharing thoughts and insight on both local and federal law. If you haven’t, now is your chance—Mr. Whalen will be appearing again this Saturday, February 14, at 10 AM. On the show, the experienced attorney will discuss crimes, court, and Texas and federal legislature, and answer any questions callers may have in these areas.
On past shows, Mr. Whalen has explored a wide variety of topics and controversies. Most recently, he has discussed:
DWI laws. In his last appearance, Mr. Whalen spoke about little-known DUI and DWI laws in the state of Texas, delving into recent changes to the implied consent law. In the past, certain circumstances made it possible for police officers to require drivers to take a blood-alcohol test, such as when someone is driving with a child passenger or already has two or more DWI convictions on their record. However, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently changed this law, ruling that these exceptions are unconstitutional. Law enforcement officials must show probable cause and obtain a warrant in order to test a driver without their consent.
Dallas County’s new district attorney. Susan Hawk became Dallas County’s newest district attorney on January 1. Mr. Whalen discussed how this may be good news for criminal offenders, since Hawk may be able to change the tone for area prosecutions and create more programs that can reduce jail sentences.
State and federal legal processes. In a past episode, Mr. Whalen compared state and federal sentencing guidelines and described the six steps of the federal criminal prosecution process: investigation, charging, arrest and bail, trail, sentencing, and appeals.
Interested in Learning More about Texas Criminal Law?
Tune into 1190 AM this Saturday at 10 AM to hear Mr. Whalen for yourself.
But if you or someone you care about has been charged with a crime, don’t wait until this Saturday. To ensure your rights are protected and obtain the best possible outcome for your case, you’ll need to start planning a defense strategy as soon as possible with a seasoned Texas criminal defense lawyer. Call today at 855-892-1932 or fill out the online consultation form to your left.