Contraband Smuggling: Consequences of Sneaking Items into Jail and Prison

Contraban Smuggling: Sneaking items into jail or prison

Inmates have been smuggling prohibited or illegal items, such as drugs, tobacco, cellphones, and weapons, into jails and prison for decades. They often recruit friends or relatives to bring unauthorized items during visitation or send them through the mail. Sometimes, guards or staff members are on the take. In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of drones to fly items over prison walls.  In a highly-publicized case last year, an Oregon woman … Read moreContraband Smuggling: Consequences of Sneaking Items into Jail and Prison

Gamble v. United States: Supreme Court Takes Up Double Jeopardy Case

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On December 6, 2018, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Gamble v. United States, which challenges a 170-year-old exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause. This exception is called the Separate Sovereigns or Dual Sovereigns Exception. The case presents a good opportunity to discuss Double Jeopardy in general, the history of the dual … Read moreGamble v. United States: Supreme Court Takes Up Double Jeopardy Case

Tampering with Evidence | Fort Worth Criminal Defense

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Tampering with Evidence in TexasTable of Contents:1 Tampering with Evidence in Texas2 So what is tampering with evidence?2.1 Destroying Evidence2.2 Filing False Documents3 What is the Punishment for Tampering with Evidence?4 Knowledge and Specific Intent for Tampering with Evidence in Texas4.1 A Quick Example of Tampering with Evidence – Turning a Misdemeanor into a Felony4.2 … Read moreTampering with Evidence | Fort Worth Criminal Defense

How to Keep the Police Out of Your iPhone | Police and Face ID

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FBI agents forced a suspect to unlock their Apple iPhone using their face. While forcing you to provide an image of your face is akin to forcing you to provide a fingerprint, the end result is that law enforcement has an easy way to get into Apple devices. There is still something you can do … Read moreHow to Keep the Police Out of Your iPhone | Police and Face ID

Castle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Doctrine | Castle Law in Texas

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The Castle Doctrine in TexasTable of Contents:1 The Castle Doctrine in Texas2 Understanding the Castle Doctrine in Texas3 What is the Castle Doctrine in Texas?4 When is a person justified in using deadly force to protect a person?5 When is a person justified in using deadly force to protect property?6 Is there a duty to … Read moreCastle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Doctrine | Castle Law in Texas

Drunk Driving Accidents: Consequences You May Not Have Considered

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Drunk Driving Accidents: Civil and Criminal ConsequencesTable of Contents:1 Drunk Driving Accidents: Civil and Criminal Consequences2 What Are Punitive Damages?3 Does Car Insurance Cover Punitive Damages?3.1 Northwestern National Cas. Co. v. McNulty3.2 Fairfield Insurance Co. v. Stephens Martin Paving, LP4 How Much Can Be Awarded for Punitive Damages in Texas?5 Can an Injured Victim File … Read moreDrunk Driving Accidents: Consequences You May Not Have Considered

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Is CBD Oil Legal in Texas? | CBD Oil Prescriptions in Texas

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Is CBD Oil Legal in Texas?Table of Contents:1 Is CBD Oil Legal in Texas?2 CBD under Federal Law – Agricultural Improvement Act of 20183 Is CBD Oil Illegal in Texas?3.1 What is CBD Oil?3.2 What is THC?3.3 How is CBD Different From THC?4 CBD Oil in Texas5 How could CDB Oils be Prosecuted in Texas?6 What is … Read moreIs CBD Oil Legal in Texas? | CBD Oil Prescriptions in Texas