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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…

Gambling Laws in Texas: When and Where Texans Can Gamble

Gambling Laws in Texas: When and Where Texans Can Gamble

  • June 14, 2017
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U.S. Gambling Overview Americans have embraced gambling by for centuries. Before our country fought the Revolutionary War, settlers enjoyed European card games and participated in simple lotteries. As the country grew, gambling halls and saloons were gathering places. In the…

All Possible Consequences of a DWI in Texas

All Possible Consequences of a DWI in Texas

  • June 7, 2017
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Drugs and alcohol don’t mix with driving in Texas. In this post, we assemble all possible consequences of a DWI in Texas. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is synonymous with drunk driving in Texas. A DWI conviction has serious consequences. The…

Can I Choose Jail Instead of Probation?

Can I Choose Jail Instead of Probation?

  • May 31, 2017
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Why would anyone choose to go to jail when probation is an option? The Texas Commission on Jail Standards recognizes a troubling jail versus probation trend. Some offenders choose lockup instead of community supervision. The most common argument provided by…

What Does Double Jeopardy Mean in Legal Terms?

What Does Double Jeopardy Mean in Legal Terms?

  • May 24, 2017
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Double Jeopardy in the courtroom is an interesting idea that almost everyone has heard about on TV or at the movies. The framers of the U.S. Constitution wrote a Double Jeopardy clause in the Fifth Amendment to prevent a government…

Charged with a Property Damage Crime in Texas? Here’s What to Expect

Charged with a Property Damage Crime in Texas? Here’s What to Expect

  • May 17, 2017
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If you’re charged with a property damage or criminal mischief crime in Texas, you may be charged with intentional-deliberate destruction or damage to property belonging to public or private parties. The type of offenses typically include: accidental damage (e.g. after…

The Indecent Exposure Laws of Texas

The Indecent Exposure Laws of Texas

  • May 10, 2017
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Texas law governs the behaviors that people may engage in when they are in a public place. Violent or dangerous acts, such as assault and robbery, are prohibited by law. However, activities that offend another persons’ sensibilities or disturb the…

Texas Laws for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Texas Laws for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

  • May 3, 2017
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According to Texas laws, driving under the influence of marijuana is a crime. You may not drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, other drugs, or a combination of these substances. The question of whether or not…

What’s the Difference Between Probation and Parole?

What’s the Difference Between Probation and Parole?

  • April 26, 2017
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It is important to know the differences between probation and parole. Although there are several similarities between them, people on probation or parole must adhere to a specific set of conditions and rules. Violation of probation and parole can lead…

How Does Probation Work?

How Does Probation Work?

  • March 1, 2017
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Probation is an alternative to a jail sentence. The offender, or person convicted of a crime, is allowed to remain free and follow rules, policies and procedures outlined by a judge. A judge may sentence the offender to serve a…

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