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What Is Unlawful Restraint?

What Is Unlawful Restraint?

  • March 18, 2020
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Have you ever had a fight with your significant other in which you refused to let them leave the room? Have you ever blocked the doorway, taken someone’s keys or stood in front of a vehicle to prevent someone from…

No Refusal Holidays and Weekends 2020

No Refusal Holidays and Weekends 2020

  • February 26, 2020
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We’ve all seen the YouTube videos of informed drivers who know their rights. When a driver understands and enforces their rights, the officer is often unable to find evidence or cause to arrest you. While these videos are entertaining and…

Texas Repealed the Driver Responsibility Program: Now What?

Texas Repealed the Driver Responsibility Program: Now What?

  • January 29, 2020
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If you’ve ever been thrown into the Driver Responsibility Program in Texas, then you may have experienced a debt trap: being charged a fine because you could not afford to pay an original fine. Thankfully, some relief has finally arrived….

New Texas Law Expands Penalties for Assaulting Pregnant Women

New Texas Law Expands Penalties for Assaulting Pregnant Women

  • December 18, 2019
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Social predators and abusers are patient and devious. Often, pregnancy can trigger these types of individuals to commit violence or escalate their current abuse. These actions put the vulnerable woman and the forming baby in incredible danger.  Recent research suggests…

The Illegal Possession of Unlicensed Guns in Texas

The Illegal Possession of Unlicensed Guns in Texas

  • November 14, 2019
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Texas gets compared to the old Wild West you read about in textbooks, but the state isn’t that lenient when it comes to guns in 2019. While the state remains a beacon of liberty for legal gun carriers, it also…

New Laws in Texas as of September 1, 2019

New Laws in Texas as of September 1, 2019

  • October 30, 2019
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The 86th session of the Texas legislature was as busy as ever. On September 21, several new laws or updates to laws took effect. Some of them were no surprise, but a few may be unexpected. Most people won’t need…

Everything You Should Know About Changes to Gun Laws in Texas

Everything You Should Know About Changes to Gun Laws in Texas

  • September 19, 2019
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Are you a law-abiding gun owner who lives in Texas? If so, then all the recent news reports about gun violence likely have you concerned. Will the recent wave of nationwide violence result in sweeping changes in gun laws? If…

The Implications of the New Texas Hemp Law on Pot Possession Cases

The Implications of the New Texas Hemp Law on Pot Possession Cases

  • August 23, 2019
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Like the majority of states, Texas outlaws the use, production, and transport of marijuana. However, thanks to the recent passage of House Bill 1325, prosecutors and law enforcement in Texas now face unique challenges in arresting and convicting people of…

Legal Methods for Clearing Your Criminal Record in Texas

Legal Methods for Clearing Your Criminal Record in Texas

  • July 31, 2019
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A criminal record can impede your life in a variety of ways. It can make it difficult or nearly impossible to get a good job or enroll in college. You also may be ineligible for financial aid like loans or…

Can You Get a DUI for Medical Marijuana in Texas?

Can You Get a DUI for Medical Marijuana in Texas?

  • June 19, 2019
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Like every other state, Texas has strict DUI laws that prohibit drivers from using certain substances before or while driving. Penalties for driving under the influence can range from paying steep civil fines to being arrested and put in jail….

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