Law Office of Jillian Hawkins, PLLC

Law Office of Jillian Hawkins, PLLC Texas and Louisiana Licensed
Criminal Defense Attorney Jillian Hawkins is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After graduaing from the Universtiy of Louisiana at Lafayette, Jillian obtained her law degree from Howard University School of Law where she was a member of the Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court team for two years.

During her time in law school, Jillian interned for United States District Judge Richard Haik, Sr. of the Western Distrct of Louisiana. Jillian also "summered" at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia during her second summer of law school. While there, Jillian assisted Assistant United States Attorneys with the prosecution of a number of felony and misdemeanor domestic

During her time in law school, Jillian interned for United States District Judge Richard Haik, Sr. of the Western Distrct of Louisiana. Jillian also "summered" at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia during her second summer of law school. While there, Jillian assisted Assistant United States Attorneys with the prosecution of a number of felony and misdemeanor domestic

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It’s SATURDAY! It’s SUMMER! Make sure you find some time to get a little vitamin D in between that giant weekend to-do l...
06/26/2021

It’s SATURDAY! It’s SUMMER! Make sure you find some time to get a little vitamin D in between that giant weekend to-do list! You’ll thank yourself for it next week.

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It’s SATURDAY! It’s SUMMER! Make sure you find some time to get a little vitamin D in between that giant weekend to-do list! You’ll thank yourself for it next week.

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Happy Friday!#houstonattorney #criminaljusticereform #criminaljustice #criminaljusticesystem #lawenforcement #blacklawye...
06/25/2021

Happy Friday!

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Warrants: There’s not much you can do when a cop shows up at your door with a warrant. But for me, I get to unlock an en...
06/24/2021

Warrants: There’s not much you can do when a cop shows up at your door with a warrant. But for me, I get to unlock an entirely different set of skills in court to challenge a warrant. All warrants are not good warrants. All items found with a bad warrant or via means outside the scope of a warrant can potentially be thrown out of evidence. Who doesn’t love a feisty suppression hearing on a hot Thursday morning??? I know I do! 🙋🏾‍♀️

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Warrants: There’s not much you can do when a cop shows up at your door with a warrant. But for me, I get to unlock an entirely different set of skills in court to challenge a warrant. All warrants are not good warrants. All items found with a bad warrant or via means outside the scope of a warrant can potentially be thrown out of evidence. Who doesn’t love a feisty suppression hearing on a hot Thursday morning??? I know I do! 🙋🏾‍♀️

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You’re in 2nd grade. Your teacher walks up to you and says, “Jill, will you clean the chalkboard?” Your answer is a poli...
06/23/2021

You’re in 2nd grade. Your teacher walks up to you and says, “Jill, will you clean the chalkboard?” Your answer is a polite, “no, ma’am”. Your teacher then offers that if you do not clean the chalkboard, she will take away your recess time. So of course you agree, “yes ma’am I will clean the chalkboard!” Was that voluntary?!?! Not at all.

There are more ways than you think that can render a statement or consent “involuntary”. The police have more rules than you when it comes to what they can and cannot say. Just because you consented to a search does not automatically mean the evaluation is over.

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CONSENT: The easiest way for a cop to get all in your business. Consenting is not going to stop him from slapping those ...
06/22/2021

CONSENT: The easiest way for a cop to get all in your business. Consenting is not going to stop him from slapping those bracelets on your arms when he finds that pistol or those pills. So, if he has a REASON to search your car, let HIM be the one to have to defend that reason in front of a judge.

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CONSENT: The easiest way for a cop to get all in your business. Consenting is not going to stop him from slapping those bracelets on your arms when he finds that pistol or those pills. So, if he has a REASON to search your car, let HIM be the one to have to defend that reason in front of a judge.

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Warrants, Consent, and Probable Cause are AT LEAST one semester’s worth of study in law school and require a LIFETIME of...
06/21/2021

Warrants, Consent, and Probable Cause are AT LEAST one semester’s worth of study in law school and require a LIFETIME of training as the laws surrounding these 3 “green lights” are constantly evolving. So what do YOU need to know? 1) don’t ever consent 2) it’s MY job to challenge the validity of a warrant, NOT yours 3) don’t ride around with (or smelling like) a reason for the cops to search your car. If that “reason” is in plain view, it’s going to be a long traffic stop.

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If they do…it’s an unreasonable search and seizure and anything found must be SUPPRESSED. Remember, the fight between yo...
06/08/2021

If they do…it’s an unreasonable search and seizure and anything found must be SUPPRESSED. Remember, the fight between you and the law happens in the courtroom, not on the street. Don’t consent to anything. Just let them do what they’re going to do then call me to fight for you later. 💪🏾

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If they do…it’s an unreasonable search and seizure and anything found must be SUPPRESSED. Remember, the fight between you and the law happens in the courtroom, not on the street. Don’t consent to anything. Just let them do what they’re going to do then call me to fight for you later. 💪🏾

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Big changes are coming to Texas. H.B. 1927 has passed the House and Senate and is awaiting the governors signature. Like...
06/06/2021

Big changes are coming to Texas. H.B. 1927 has passed the House and Senate and is awaiting the governors signature. Like it or not, it is important to know what these changes mean.

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“Go in the strength you have…” Judges 6:14This time 5 years ago I left a perfectly good paying job at the Harris County ...
06/01/2021

“Go in the strength you have…” Judges 6:14

This time 5 years ago I left a perfectly good paying job at the Harris County DAs Office to hang a shingle and start my law practice. My parents thought I was crazy and quite frankly so did I. I’d only been licensed 2 years, I wasn’t from Houston and didn’t go to school in Houston. The odds were against me. I don’t know about you but from time to time I get this nagging but quiet and persistent feeling in my spirit, and I’ve learned to just obey. Every step of the way God showed up and lit the path before me right on time. More importantly I am thankful that when I don’t listen to his voice he delivers me from my wrong turns and places me back on track. Through it all, I’m still here, still waking dead center in the middle of my calling just as he promised. I didn’t feel ready. It felt too soon, but I gathered what I had and obeyed. Because of that, all the credit and glory goes to God because Lord knows it wasn’t me. 🙌🏿

Don’t quiet that voice inside of you. Yes, it’s uncomfortable. Yes, it’s infuriating. But if you go with the strength that you have, you’ll discover that all of your needs will be supplied and the journey will be extraordinary.

Here’s to 5 years in business. And if it’s in his will, an even GREATER 5 more. 🙏🏾

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06/01/2021

Thank you for your referrals, your business, your advice, or any other offering that has helped my practice reach this milestone! I am truly honored and humbled to be trusted with the cases that I handle and will continue to allow God to use me in whatever way he sees fit. 🙏🏾 Excited to see what the next 5 years bring!

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05/23/2021

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Despite all of the “factors” that the courts consider when setting bail, the fact remains: if you have the money, you ca...
05/22/2021

Despite all of the “factors” that the courts consider when setting bail, the fact remains: if you have the money, you can make bail, and if you don’t, you remain in jail. We need a better system.

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Despite all of the “factors” that the courts consider when setting bail, the fact remains: if you have the money, you can make bail, and if you don’t, you remain in jail. We need a better system.

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Did you know that if cops pull you over and you have a ton of cash in the car, they can seize that cash if they “suspect...
05/05/2021

Did you know that if cops pull you over and you have a ton of cash in the car, they can seize that cash if they “suspect” it’s connected to criminal activity? Even if they are DEAD WRONG getting that money back is EXTREMELY cumbersome and costly! It’s called a civil asset forfeiture. You’d be served with some paperwork shortly thereafter and if you don’t respond within a certain number of days that money is FORFEITED by default!!! Nothing burns me up more than asset forfeitures. Too much deference given to law enforcement and too much ABUSE.

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Did you know that if cops pull you over and you have a ton of cash in the car, they can seize that cash if they “suspect” it’s connected to criminal activity? Even if they are DEAD WRONG getting that money back is EXTREMELY cumbersome and costly! It’s called a civil asset forfeiture. You’d be served with some paperwork shortly thereafter and if you don’t respond within a certain number of days that money is FORFEITED by default!!! Nothing burns me up more than asset forfeitures. Too much deference given to law enforcement and too much ABUSE.

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04/22/2021
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04/21/2021

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Cops in Texas are still using the smell of MJ as a free pass to search your vehicle. Be careful out there. #420 #houston...
04/20/2021

Cops in Texas are still using the smell of MJ as a free pass to search your vehicle. Be careful out there.

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Cops in Texas are still using the smell of MJ as a free pass to search your vehicle. Be careful out there.

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Happy 4/20 🌿🌿Here’s a few key things to remember before partaking:1) only cannabis with a THC level of less than 0.3% is...
04/20/2021

Happy 4/20 🌿🌿Here’s a few key things to remember before partaking:
1) only cannabis with a THC level of less than 0.3% is legal in Texas
2) The smell of MJ is still probable cause to search your vehicle
3) If you’re currently on bond or community supervision, ANY level of THC in your system can be grounds for revocation
4) If you saw this post too late and caught a case, call me 📞 (713)557-7708

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Happy 4/20 🌿🌿Here’s a few key things to remember before partaking:
1) only cannabis with a THC level of less than 0.3% is legal in Texas
2) The smell of MJ is still probable cause to search your vehicle
3) If you’re currently on bond or community supervision, ANY level of THC in your system can be grounds for revocation
4) If you saw this post too late and caught a case, call me 📞 (713)557-7708

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There are important differences between an expunction and a non disclosure. #houstonattorney #criminaljusticereform #cri...
04/16/2021

There are important differences between an expunction and a non disclosure.

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There are important differences between an expunction and a non disclosure.

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