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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

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

Does Texas Allow Concealed Firearms?

  Are you one of the millions of Americans who owns a firearm? Carrying a concealed firearm is becoming more and more common. Knowing the specific laws in your locality is the best way to be sure that your firearm is being legally carried and that you can avoid any issue. Texas has specific laws that are unique to Texas when it comes to your right to conceal and carry a firearm. Answering the question,… Read more

Can You Get a DWI Dismissed in Texas?

  Texas is known for some of the strictest DWI laws in the country. In the state of Texas, you can be charged with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above 0.08% (or 0.04% for commercial drivers). Once you've tested above the legal limit, being convicted of a DWI can sometimes feel almost inevitable. The reality is that is still possible to get DWI charges dismissed… Read more

Marijuana and DWI Tests - What You Need To Know

  Can Law Enforcement Detect Marijuana Use With a DWI Test? In Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) field tests consist of a police officer testing a driver's coordination, reflexes and cognitive capabilities. Field sobriety tests for drunk driving may include a driver being asked to count to 100 while standing on one leg or walking (toe to heel) a straight line without losing their balance. Another… Read more

Do Expunged Arrests Show Up On Employment Checks?

  According to the Wall Street Journal, about one-third of the adults in the United States will find their names in the FBI's master file of criminal records. In addition, about 10,000 new names are added to that file each day. This means that about 10,000 people who had previously never been arrested are picked up by law enforcement every day. It makes sense that many of these people would want to… Read more

Medical Marijuana - Is It Legal To Deny You A Job Because of It

  Can You Be Denied a Job Because of Medical Marijuana Use? Cannabis laws are rapidly changing across the country, and every election cycles brings something new. This can make it difficult for the average person to know where they stand in legal matters concerning both recreational and medicinal use. Marijuana reform efforts in Texas have been slow-going and hard-won. For instance, Texas law limits… Read more

Can Outstanding Warrants Affect My Employment?

  While background checks have been in existence for a number of years, the advent of the internet has added an extra layer of complexity to the issue. If you believe that you have outstanding warrants, it is possible that they can affect your ability to become gainfully employed in the future. Of course, as is the case with most legal matters, it is not possible to make generalized blanket statements… Read more

DWI Arrest- Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

  If you've been arrested in the state of Texas for driving while intoxicated, you may be wondering if you really need to hire a DWI lawyer. After all, once you've failed a breathalyzer it may not seem like there's any point in fighting your charges. The reality is, though, that it's crucial that you have an experienced DWI lawyer in your corner no matter how much evidence the prosecution has against… Read more
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