You need to retain and or consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately. Many, like myself, offer free consultations. One thing you do not want to do is post any other specific information about your case on this website, or on any other site. There are many questions that an attorney needs to ask, and it simply cannot be done in this forum. I have an office in San Marcos, andwould be happy to discuss it with you.
Your brother can appeal the conviction, but he has a very short window of time to do it in. He needs to consult with his trial counsel about how to go about doing that, and getting the proper paperwork (motion for new trial, and / or notice of appeal) prepared and filed on time. This needs to be done ASAP, the time lines for appeal are very unforgiving. Good Luck.
I agree with Ms Jaggers. It will probably stay on your record forever. Reckless driving is a hybrid type of misdemeanor, in that the maximum fine is only $200.00, but you could also receive up to 30 days in jail. Unfortunately, it's probably with you forever.
Your public intoxication case can probably be handled without going to trial, and without a conviction. You need to retain an attorney to handle this case for you to be sure you get the best possible result. Although public intoxication is a class c misdemeanor, it is something you still do not want on your record. You need to retain an attorney to help you with this case soon. Many attorneys in the area, like myself, offer free consultations.
You need to consult with and retain an attorney immediately. A good and experienced attorney will ask lots of questions in order to get a better understanding of the case and the legal issues. The options range anywhere from dismissal, to trial and acquittal / conviction, to probation, to deferred adjudication. Many attorneys in your area, like myself, offer a free consultation.
He could possibly be facing many years. He needs a good attorney with years of experience, and not afraid to fight 'em! A lot depends on the strength of the states case, and his attorneys ability to evaluate the case, negotiate with the prosecutor, and try the case if necessary. Many attorneys in the area, like myself, offer free consultations.