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Jan 23
2021

DWI with Your Kid in the Car? Here’s What Happens in Texas

DWI with Child Passenger

People get pulled over by police every day for a variety of reasons. For not coming to a full stop at a stop sign to impaired driving, every stop by police is serious in its own way – especially if there are kids in the car and the driving has been drinking.

Recently a woman was pulled over in Harris County, Texas with her four-year-old daughter in the back. According to police, she was visibly intoxicated, mumbling to officers and stumbling out of the car.

Harris County Mom Found Over 5x the Legal Limit

She was taken to the hospital where her blood alcohol content was found to be 0.44. This is over five times the legal blood alcohol content [...]

Jan 15
2021

Romeo and Juliet: Not the Romantic Story You Expect in Texas

Statutory Rape | Uncategorized

Romeo and Juliet is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers who were quite young. Still, people idolize this story of desperate teenage love as something to aspire to. The reality is that in Texas, Romeo would probably have been prosecuted for the age difference between him and Juliet.

Meeting people online can be exciting, but also dangerous – as one Vidor man found out. At 19, he met a girl online who said she was of legal age of consent.

When they met up and had sex, it was discovered she was not the age she actually told him, but younger. Now he’s serving time for sexual assault on a child and will be a registered sex offender for life.[...]

Jan 8
2021

Will 2021 Be the Year Texas Legalizes? Maybe…But Not Yet

Drug Crimes | Marijuana

Many states have legalized marijuana in the last decade, and if some state lawmakers get their way, Texas may soon be added to the list.

The 2021 legislative session has a couple of pre-filled bills that seek to legalize marijuana in the state already on the docket. There are some promising signs that it could happen, especially since Texas legalized industrial hemp cultivation in 2019.

Still, marijuana is illegal in Texas at present. If you are caught with marijuana, then you can face some serious legal challenges.

While you can hope that one day Texas joins the slew of other states who have legalized it, today it’s a good idea to reacquaint yourself with the penalties you can face if [...]

Jan 7
2021

You Don’t Have to Be Family to Face Domestic Assault Case Procedure

Domestic Violence

Heated arguments can sometimes occur with people you live with, whether they’re family or not. Money issues, stress, and simply being around someone so often can lead to an increase in irritation that boils over into an argument where the police are called.

Going too far in these arguments comes with real-world consequences, though, especially if you are convicted of domestic assault. Add in the fact that Texas has recently made some changes to the procedures regarding the nature of the relationship between the defendant and the victim, and you could find yourself in some serious legal trouble.

Here’s what you need to know about domestic assault in Texas and how these new laws could impact your case.

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Dec 25
2020

A Dozen-Plus Cannabis Bills Pre-filed by Texas Lawmakers

Drug Crimes | Drug Possession | Marijuana

 

In January, the 87th Texas State Legislature will convene. Bills have already started flooding the docket for the legislature, with many bills related to cannabis already being pre-filed.

Many Texas legislators are hoping Texas will join the states that have legalized cannabis. These bills don’t simply focus on legalization. There are also bills that seek to make medical cannabis legal in the state and to decriminalize marijuana.

Here is a rundown of a few of the bills that the new legislature will be considering and what they could mean for the great state of Texas.

The Current State of Cannabis in Texas

In Texas, marijuana is currently illegal in any form, and reform of these policies is slow [...]

Dec 17
2020

Accused of Being Lewd in Texas? Here’s What It Means

Lewdness | Lwedness | Public Lewdness

The issue with public lewdness is that it happens where you least expect it. It can also be surprising who gets arrested for it. Recently, two men were arrested in a Fort Worth park for lewdness.

The sting operation by police by captured these two men has resulted in many arrested for public lewdness over the last couple of years. One man arrested last year was a former high school football coach.

So what exactly is public lewdness according to Texas law, and is it really that serious? Read on to find out.

Public Lewdness: What Is It in Texas?

Under the law in the state of Texas, you cannot engage in sexual activity in public places. Specifically, these actions [...]

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