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Can a DWI be a Felony in the State of Texas?

  Driving while intoxicated, or DWI for short, is a serious offense in Texas. Despite the safeguards in place, sometimes people do make mistakes. If you are pulled over for a DWI, it is important to know what consequences you are facing and if that would go on your permanent record. More importantly, it is good to know what classifies as a felony DWI and what doesn’t. Can a DWI be a Felony in the… Read more

Can I Legally Possess Marijuana in Texas?

  The legal possession of marijuana in Texas has been a difficult subject for some time. That is partially because there are differences between federal and state laws, and partially because Texas has been one of the states that is slower to come around to the idea of marijuana being legal for medicinal or recreational purposes. Generally, possession of marijuana in Texas is still illegal, but there… Read more

Is It True A First Time DWI Offense Can Be Dismissed?

  When it comes to a DWI offense in Texas, there can be significant fines and serious penalties. But in some cases, there is also the possibility of dismissal of the charges. That generally comes about when it is a first time offense and there are other extenuating circumstances. Because a DWI case in Texas can have serious consequences, it means that finding the right lawyer to help with your case… Read more

How To Deal With an Outstanding Warrant

  When it comes to having an outstanding warrant for your arrest, the best thing you can do is get it taken care of right away. If you do not handle the problem, it can result in you being detained and arrested if you are stopped or questioned by police for anything. You do not want that to happen, as it can be both inconvenient and embarrassing. You may also find that you are required to pay more… Read more

In Texas, Is It Legal To Have A Firearm in Your Car?

  When owning a firearm in Texas, you want to know the laws and how they may impact you. The gun laws in Texas seem lax because the state does allow residents to purchase and carry a gun. The challenge is determining when the law fits your specific situation. When you carry a firearm in your car, are you within your legal rights? Texas Gun Laws Related to Vehicles Texas gun laws allow you to keep… Read more

How Much Will A DWI Cost Me in Texas?

  The price of a DWI is going up in Texas and other states. That is partially because of the fees and court costs, but also partially because the price of insurance on your vehicle often rises sharply after you have a DWI conviction on your record. That insurance price can stay high for a long time, as well, and that is something you will continue to pay for, potentially for years into the future.… Read more

Texas Gun Laws: What Is and Isn't Legal?

  Although when compared with other states, Texas gun laws are less restrictive, there are still laws that govern the ownership of firearms in the Lone Star State. At Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PPLC, we want you to better understand the laws surrounding gun ownership and operation within the state. Read on to learn more about Texas gun laws: Not Everyone Can Own a Gun There are restrictions in… Read more

Can You Be Charged for Simply Possessing a Firearm in Texas?

  Understanding gun laws can be tricky, especially since these laws are constantly changing from state to state. To help you better understand what you can and can't be charged with in regards to possessing a firearm in Texas, we'll detail some of the scenarios where firearm possession in Texas is illegal. Texas Gun Laws in Regards to Firearm Possession Charges Compared to most states, the state… Read more

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Texas?

  Medicinal marijuana has long been at the center of many drug debates. Some believe that it should not be legal, while others tout its beneficial properties in easing pain from serious illnesses. Medical marijuana has been legalized in many states. With a constantly changing landscape for medical marijuana, it’s important to know the laws in your area. As of 2018, it is now legal but it does have… Read more

Best DWI Defense Strategies in Texas

  Texas has some of the strictest laws in the country regarding driving while under the influence or driving while intoxicated. When it comes to being charged with a DWI, (or DUI as it is called in many other states), there are some serious repercussions to consider. DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated” and is generally used to refer to driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If… Read more
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