Is Public Urination Illegal in Texas? [2023]

Public Urination in Texas

When nature calls, it can be tempting to answer it in the most convenient way possible. However, urinating in public can have serious consequences in Texas. While taking a leak may seem like a minor indiscretion, public urination is actually illegal, and it can result in fines, community service, and possibly a criminal record. What […]

Child Grooming | Texas’ New Sex Crime Law [2023]

Child grooming in Texas

In September 2023, the Texas legislature passed a child grooming law in an effort to protect minors from sexual abuse and exploitation before it happens. This law is aimed at preventing adults from developing connections with children for the purpose of gaining their trust and then sexually abusing or trafficking them. Under this new law, […]

Varghese Summersett Celebrates New Space with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

VS Ribbon Cutting

More than 100 friends, family, and community members gathered for a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Tuesday at Varghese Summersett, marking the firm’s relocation to a larger, gorgeous new space. Last month, the firm relocated from the 16th to the 7th floor of the One City Place Building, now occupying a newly renovated 15,000-square-foot space. The […]

Fort Worth Auto Theft Lawyer | Stolen Car Defense [2023]

Fort Worth Auto Theft Lawyer

Fort Worth Auto Theft Attorney | Stolen Cars in North Texas Motor vehicle theft is on the rise in Fort Worth, where the number of stolen cars has increased by 33.7 percent from the same period last year.  According to Fort Worth Police Department’s 2023 2nd Quarter Crime Report, there were 1052 motor vehicle thefts […]

Texas Traffic Stop: What if You Have Drugs, Guns or Alcohol?

Texas traffic stop

Getting pulled over by police is nerve-wracking under any circumstance, but what happens if you get stopped and you have marijuana, a gun, or an open container of alcohol in the vehicle?  In this article, the board certified criminal attorneys at Varghese Summersett explain the potential consequences of a Texas traffic stop if you have […]

Varghese Summersett Named 2023 Small Business of the Year

Small Business of the Year

Varghese Summersett has been named a “Small Business of the Year” by the Fort Worth Chamber, a distinguished award that recognizes and honors small businesses that have demonstrated exemplary best practices of entrepreneurship. The award recipients were announced on Friday, October 6, during Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker’s annual “State of the City” event at […]

What You Need to Know about Open Carry in Texas

open carry in Texas

Since January 1, 2016, Texas has allowed “open carry” — or wearing weapons in plain view in belt or shoulder holsters. That law was passed even though 75 percent of Texas police chiefs expressed opposition to open carry. Since then, lawmakers have passed more gun-related laws, several of which went into effect on September 1, […]

What is a Motion to Suppress Evidence in Texas? [2023]

Motion to Suppress Evidence in Texas

A motion to suppress evidence in Texas is a legal challenge brought by a defendant in a criminal case, asking the court to prevent prosecutors from introducing certain evidence against them at trial. If the motion is granted, it is often a game-changer for the defense because the evidence is thrown out (i.e. suppressed). In […]

DWI Open Container in Texas


What is DWI Open Container in Texas? Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense in Texas and an open container enhances the punishment a person faces if convicted. This article provides a comprehensive overview of DWI with an open container in Texas, shedding light on the specifics of the law, its implications, and the […]

Intoxication Assault in Texas

intoxication assault in texas

Definition of Intoxication Assault Intoxication assault, as set out in the Texas Penal Code, occurs when an individual, because of intoxication, causes serious bodily injury to another person. This injury can result from the person operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, or even an amusement ride. The term “serious bodily injury” is significant. The law […]