The United States Constitution provides important limitations on the government that protect the rights of United States citizens. The Texas Constitution grants similar rights ensuring the rights of the accused. A fundamental concept in the United States justice system is that an individual is Innocent Until Proven Guilty. As such, the prosecution must prove you are guilty Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, I strive to prove that you are ‘Not Guilty.’ It is important to remember that Not Guilty does not equal Innocent; Not Guilty equals the state did not prove the case Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.
Dave was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1968. After growing up in Southeast Texas, Dave joined the United States Army and spent a little over three years on active duty at Ft. Bliss in El Paso. After his discharge in 1991, Dave began working for the Corpus Christi Police Department. During his 17 ½ years with the police department, Dave worked as a patrol officer, senior patrol officer, field training officer, law enforcement instructor, and served several short assignments in undercover vice.
Dave worked his way through college during his tenure at CCPD. He earned an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from Del Mar College and then graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2001. Dave retired from the Police Department in 2008.
Dave started law school at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio at age 40. After Law School, Dave started the Parent Law Firm and began his law practice. Dave practices primarily DWI, Criminal Defense Law with a focus on helping military veteran clients.