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Can Prescription Drugs Be A DWI In Texas?

  Many people assume that if they have a prescription for medication, they are safe no matter what. However, that is not always the case. An individual could be convicted of DWI in Texas while on prescription medication alone, if it rises to the level of intoxication.  You may have a valid prescription for medication. However, if it impairs your senses when you’re on the road, it can lead to a DWI… Read more

What Are Texas’ Laws About Marijuana Possession

  If you have been following the news, you will have undoubtedly seen calls for legalization of Marijuana in the United States. Texas is well behind the movement compared to States like Colorado and California. In Texas any usable quantity of Marijuana is illegal to possess. Even if you are a resident of a State that has legalized marijuana, crossing into Texas with marijuana can land you in jail… Read more

3 Facts About Texas Prescription Drug Charges You Didn't Know About

  When a friend asks for an aspirin, you don't think twice about giving them a couple. However, when it comes to prescription medications, different rules apply. In Texas, prescription drug charges can get you and your friend into serious trouble with the law where you can face fines or even jail time. Most people know that carrying a controlled substance is against the law if it is obtained through… Read more

Misdemeanor Versus Felony. What's The Difference?

  If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, the type of charge can make a big difference in the consequences you face. For example, being charged with a felony is much more serious than being charged with a misdemeanor. However, one very common question people have is what’s the difference between the two and how does it affect them. What is a Felony in Texas? In Texas, adults convicted… Read more

What Happens if You Drive with a Suspended License?

  For many people, having access to a car is an important part of their daily life. You many need it to get to work, school or other important places. What happens if you have your license suspended but still decide to use your car? In Texas, driving with a suspended license is a bad idea and can get you in real legal trouble. Let’s take a look at the possible consequences.  You could face criminal… Read more

Does Texas Have a Stand Your Ground Law?

  People often wonder what their rights are when it comes to protecting themselves and their property. It is easier to do this in states like Texas that have a "stand your ground" law. About half of the US states have a version of this law. The stand your ground law is also referred to as the "Castle Doctrine” (implying a person's home is their castle), "line in the sand law," and "no duty to retreat"… Read more

What Can And Can't The Police Pull You Over For?

  If you’ve ever wondered what your rights are regarding being stopped by the police, then you’re not alone. Many people are unclear about what legal rights they have in this situation. We’re going to shed some light on when the police have a legal right to pull you over and when they do not. When cops pull you over, it can cause all sorts of problems. If you have drugs in the car, you may end up… Read more

In Texas, What Is Legal Self-Defense?

  We all have the “fight or flight” nature inside of ourselves. However, there are times when defending yourself may cause you to end up in legal jeopardy. This is when it’s important to understand what legal self-defense is, particularly in the state of Texas. Your home, your vehicle, and your workplace are identified under the “Castle Doctrine.” Essentially, this means that you’re justified to… Read more

How to Get the Most Out of Meeting With Your Attorney

  When you get an appointment to meet with your lawyer, it’s important that you make the best use of your time. Your attorney will want to get as much information from you as possible about your legal situation. If all goes well, at the end of the meeting they will have everything they need to prepare your case. Here’s how to get the most out of this meeting. Make a Written Timeline When you’re… Read more

Texting and Driving. Is It Legal and Can You Be Charged?

  Since September 1, 2017, it has been illegal for people in Texas to text while driving. Not only can you be charged by law enforcement for this infraction, but you can also be fined. For your first offense, you can be fined up to $99. However, a second charge of texting and driving is likely to net you a fine of up to $200.  A Win for Safer Roads The Texas Department of Public Safety noted that… Read more
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