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Knowing Your Rights for the Upcoming Texas No Refusal Weekend

Knowing Your Rights for the Upcoming Texas No Refusal Weekend

  • August 16, 2017
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Labor Day weekend is also a “No Refusal” weekend in Houston. Texas prosecutors like “No Refusal” holidays because they have a deterrent effect on drunk driving. Statistics show that an inordinate number of drunk driving fatalities occur during holidays, including…

DWI: How Texas’s “Second Chance” Law Could Help First-Time Offenders

DWI: How Texas’s “Second Chance” Law Could Help First-Time Offenders

  • August 9, 2017
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Governor Gregg Abbott recently signed H.B. 3016, a bill that will allow a first-time DWI offender to submit an application for non-disclosure to restrict access to his or her criminal record. The new law seals the offender’s record and prohibits…

How a New Texas Law Will Reduce Handgun License Fees

How a New Texas Law Will Reduce Handgun License Fees

  • August 2, 2017
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Texas Senate Bill 16 (S.B. 16), authored by Texas Senators Joan Huffman (R-Houston) and Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) lowers the fee for first-time gun license holders to $40 from $140. The license renewal fee is also reduced to $40 from $70….

Most Dangerous Prison in Texas

Most Dangerous Prison in Texas

  • July 28, 2017
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Most Dangerous Prison in Texas The recent media frenzy surrounding convicted sex offender and former spokesman Jared Fogle captured the attention of the nation. Many found it hard to believe that a trusted and familiar media personality could cause sexual…

False Accusations of Rape or Sexual Assault in Texas

False Accusations of Rape or Sexual Assault in Texas

  • July 26, 2017
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A false accusation of rape is very serious in Texas or anywhere in the United States. In many instances, Texas law enforcement will initiate an investigation based on the purported victim’s statement that a sexual assault occurred. If charges are filed against…

Embezzlement, Theft, and Fraud: How Harris County Prosecutes

Embezzlement, Theft, and Fraud: How Harris County Prosecutes

  • July 19, 2017
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What is Theft? Texas Penal Code Chapter 31 describes theft. A common theft crime in Texas involves taking and removing property that belongs to someone else. The action of theft is performed with intention. The actor wants to “permanently deprive”…

Texas Extortion and Blackmail Laws: How Crime Is Used to Get What You Want

Texas Extortion and Blackmail Laws: How Crime Is Used to Get What You Want

  • July 6, 2017
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In Texas, the concepts concerning blackmail and extortion are similar, but important differences exist between the two. Blackmail happens when an individual threatens to reveal or expose information about the victim or his or her family that’s potentially humiliating, incriminating,…

Should I Turn Myself in If There’s a Warrant for My Arrest?

Should I Turn Myself in If There’s a Warrant for My Arrest?

  • June 28, 2017
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If you learn there’s a warrant for your arrest, it’s always best practice to consult a criminal defense attorney before you decide to turn yourself in. It’s important for you to know the level or severity of the outstanding warrant….

The Drug Possession Laws of Texas

The Drug Possession Laws of Texas

  • June 21, 2017
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Overview Drug Possession Laws in Texas Texas has strict narcotics drug possession and illegal controlled substances laws. If you possess an illegal substance or drug, you may face jail, fines, probation, and a six-month driver’s license suspension. The Texas Penal…

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