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Month: May 2017

HOW DO WE DEFINE “POSSESSION” IN TEXAS?

Many criminal offenses in Texas have to do with “possession” of an item—Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, just to name a few. In Texas, the Penal Code defines Possession as “actual care, custody, control, or management” (Texas Penal Code Section 1.07(a)(39).  Given that definition, there …

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