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Archives for: May, 2018

May 23
2018

Penalties Associated with Texas Drug Possession Charges

Drug Crimes | Drug Possession

If you are facing drug possession charges in Texas, you need to know the penalties you may be facing. Below, we will cover what the law says, the associated penalties, and possible defenses for your charges.

Texas Drug Possession Laws

The Texas Controlled Substances Act assigns penalties according to the type and amount of drug involved. Drugs are classified into four groups, based on their ability to cause addiction and their medical value. Penalties are given according to the penalty group.

Penalties for Group 1:

  • Less than one gram: minimum 180 days in jail or maximum two years in prison, maximum fine of $10,000, or both
  • Between one gram and four grams: between two and ten years in prison,
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May 17
2018

How Possession Can Be Charged as Drug Trafficking in Texas

Drug Crimes | Drug Possession | Drug Trafficking

 

In Texas, you can be charged with drug trafficking even if you have never transported or distributed drugs. Below, we’re going to detail how our state’s drug trafficking and possession laws, and what you can do to fight back against your charges.

Factors that Indicate Drug Trafficking

Law enforcement officers in Texas consider several different elements when making drug trafficking charges. Here are several elements that come into play:

  • Large amount of a single drug
  • Large amount of a variety of different drugs
  • Lack of prescriptions for drugs
  • A significant amount of cash
  • A cache of weapons
  • Weighing scales and packaging materials

The main element is an amount that is “unreasonable” for personal use. Depending on the drug, [...]

May 8
2018

Texas DWI Charge? How Much It Could Cost You

Drunk Driving | DWI

Getting a DWI doesn’t cost the same for everyone – but in Texas they’re always expensive. We’ll break down the potential costs for you in this post and tell you what the law says.

Don’t Believe the Cost Hype… Or Maybe You Should

Awhile back there was a TxDOT billboard near Austin proclaiming that a DWI in Texas costs $17,000. The link on the billboard told the story of a woman who was arrested for DWI. She lost her drivers’ license, spent half a day in jail, was ordered to serve 100 hours of community service and was subject to two years of probation. She also had to take alcohol education classes as part of her sentencing.

In the video, [...]

May 4
2018

How to Fight a Texas Robbery Charge      

Robbery

Were you recently charged with robbery in Texas? Do you want to learn how to defend yourself against the charges? In this post, we’re going to detail the Texas laws on robbery and explain common defenses that you may be able to use to fight your charges.

Definition of Robbery in Texas

According to the Texas statutes, robbery is when, while committing a theft, someone:

“(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another;  or

(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.”

Robbery is defined as “aggravated” if:

  • The act of robbery causes another person serious bodily injury
  • The act of robbery involves the use or exhibition of a
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