1. What To Do When Pulled Over For A DWI

    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is something Texas takes very seriously. Especially on busy holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day Weekend that we’re enjoying right now, the patrolmen are on high alert for any signs of people driving after the least bit of drinking. DWI convictions can be costly. A first time offense can be as much as $…Read More

  2. Using An Expert Witness For Trial

    An expert witness is a person who is considered to be an expert in their field of study based on schooling, training, certification, skills, and experience. The judge holds this opinion as one of a professional, which can be helpful in a courtroom as it is intended to provide unbiased, third-party information to the court as it pertains t…Read More

  3. What Is Consent? What Does It Mean To Other People?

    Consent is the permission given for something to happen. People can give consent for a variety of reasons, such as to borrow a vehicle or to use their home while they’re on vacation. In the realm of sexual assault and rape, consent is a popular word. It is often the defining factor that determines whether the plaintiff in the case was a…Read More

  4. Shoplifting Laws, Penalties In Lubbock

    Whether you accidentally walked out of a store with something left in the bottom of your cart or you deliberately stole something from a retail establishment, if you’ve been charged with a shoplifting crime, you’ve been charged with theft in Texas. First and foremost, remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. The best way t…Read More

  5. Advice For Living As A Registered Sex Offender

    If you’ve been convicted of a sex crime and paid your consequences, it is likely you must register as a sex offender with the state of Texas. The reasons one may need to register as a sex offender ranges from indecent exposure to sexual assault and compelling prostitution, to name a few. Housing Find a home in a safe place. A big incon…Read More

  6. Plea Bargain: Yay Or Nay?

    A plea bargain is something tossed around in court from time to time. However, it remains generally vague to the public. What exactly is a plea bargain? Will it be the right choice for me? What happens after I make my plea? These questions are just a few of the many that arise between clients and Cynthia Mendoza, a criminal defense attor…Read More

  7. Proper Police Protocol During A Roadside Encounter

    Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) citation is a charge we work with frequently at Cynthia Mendoza. There are many different levels to which a person may be charged with DWI, but one thing is for certain: those charges may become irrelevant if the police officer issuing the citation did not properly follow procedures. Learn Your Rights Regar…Read More

  8. Tackling Domestic Violence And Divorce At The Same Time

    Sometimes in life, we aren’t dealt the cards we imagined would be in our hand. For some this may mean not scoring the big promotion, and for others it may be a domestic violence charge and a divorce at the same time. We commonly work with the latter. First and foremost, we here at the Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza want you to know you h…Read More

  9. Call Cynthia Mendoza For Theft-Related Criminal Defense In Lubbock

    Theft, as a crime, can take a variety of forms. There’s shoplifting, fraud, forgery, robbery, writing bad checks, credit card abuse or theft, and more. Of these crimes, the penalties and punishments vary depending on the circumstances. No matter whether the theft crime seems petty or major, it’s helpful and downright essential to hav…Read More

  10. A DWI Case That Involves Kids May Be More Complex

    Short and sweet: if a person is intoxicated while driving and there are minors in the vehicle, he or she will be charged with a state jail felony. Texas isn’t too lenient when it comes to drinking and driving, which is why Cynthia Mendoza has made it her specialized area as a lawyer. There’s always more to the story than what first ap…Read More