Back in the 1990s, Brian Jose Chavez — one of the members of the football team immortalized in the book “Friday Night Lights” — had good reason to stay in his family’s law practice in Odessa, Texas. His father had been convicted of a felony, sent to prison and disbarred. But on May 9, Chavez began learning what life is like with a second-degree felony on his record and without his law license.

On July 15, 2010, Brian Chavez pleaded guilty to burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit assault. Chavez’s lawyer, Odessa solo Michael McLeaish, says his client’s offense involved a dispute at a residence. The parties got into a dispute, and Brian returned to the house “to settle the matter and it got out of hand,” McLeaish says.

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