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Does Texas Have Recreational Marijuana Laws?

  Anyone whose paid the slightest bit of attention to national trends concerning marijuana laws is aware that many states have made big changes in recent years. Many states have passed laws relating to legalizing both medicinal and recreational use of the drug. However, Texas isn't among the states that have enacted this type of legislation. Those who are arrested on charges involving marijuana stand… Read more

Field Sobriety Tests: Understanding Your Rights

  Suppose you’re driving home from a local restaurant when a police car flashes its lights behind your vehicle as you pull over. The officer claims you were driving erratically and over the speed limit. Then the officer begins to interrogate you over where you are traveling to and how much you had to drink. The police officer asks you to get out of the car so they can perform a field sobriety test.… Read more

Is it Legal to Carry a Firearm in Texas?

Gun control laws are put in place to help protect individuals while in public. It is important that you take the time to really look at specific gun control laws in your area or where you plan on visiting. Texas is a state that has similar types of gun control laws that are found across the country. It is legal to carry a gun in Texas but there are some specific regulations that must be followed in… Read more

Can Marijuana Use Get Me a DWI?

Imagine you pick up a friend so that both of you can grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant. Your friend's clothing smells like marijuana. However, you think nothing of it until you see the flashing blue and red lights in your rearview mirror. As the cop walks up to the door and smells the marijuana smoke on your friend's clothing, you know this situation isn't going to end well. After nearly an… Read more

Can You Expunge Your Criminal Arrest

Many people make reckless decisions in their youth that result in criminal arrests. This may cause a potentially negative impact on their quality of life for a long time to come. If you've made mistakes in your past that you're afraid may stand in the way of a rosy future, you may be in luck -- it may be possible to have your record expunged. In an expungement, the criminal file would be destroyed… Read more

Four Mistakes When Charged With a DWI

If you've recently been cited for a DWI offense but haven't yet begun to navigate the legal system, you're undoubtedly understandably worried about the effect that a conviction will have on your life. You probably even know people who have experienced long term, far reaching repercussions due to a DWI conviction.  1) Taking Advice From Friends and Family Your friends and family members will naturally… Read more

DWI & Employment Background Checks

Background checks are an essential part of the hiring process in most cases and as such you should know what to expect when someone orders a background check on you. If you’ve been convicted of a DWI in the past, then this might make you feel worried or anxious. Here is what you need to know. The first step of the process is for your employer or other entity to ask you to submit to a background check.… Read more

DWI and Your Professional License

  Charges of driving under the influence, or a DWI, may impact your professional license in the state of Texas. By working with a criminal defense lawyer from Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC in Fort Worth, you may have options to limit the impact on your professional license and even prevent a conviction in certain situations. Suspended Licenses A DWI may result in a suspended professional license.… Read more

How To Choose The Right Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been arrested on criminal charges in or near Fort Worth, Texas, you’ll need the services of criminal defense attorneys. But how do you know which one to choose? It’s essential you choose one that best suits your needs, in order for you to have the best chances of getting fair treatment in the Fort Worth court system. Here’s a guide to help you. Choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer With Direct… Read more

How To Find The Right Marijuana Defense Lawyer

Although some regions of the U.S. have legalized marijuana—at least for certain uses—in the state of Texas, marijuana in all its forms is illegal. If you’ve been charged with any crime related to marijuana, including such offenses as trafficking, possession, or use, you need to know how to find the right marijuana defense attorney in Fort Worth and beyond. Here’s what you should look for: Willingness… Read more
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