Texas Bail Bond Reform: Arguments Reach Fifth Circuit

The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments last week in a case in which Harris County is being sued for its bail bond procedures which, plaintiffs argue, result in widespread detention of individuals who cannot afford bail…

Are Brass Knuckles Legal in Texas?

Is it Illegal to Own Brass Knuckles in Texas? It is illegal to buy or sell brass knuckles in Texas. In fact, Texas Penal Code Chapter 46 prohibits possession, manufacture, transportation, repair, or sale of knuckles. How are Illegal Knuckles…

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

CBD Oil Prescriptions in Texas CBD Oil is legal by prescription in Texas to treat seizures caused by intractable epilepsy. CBD Oil is not legal recreationally, for pain relief, anxiety, depression or other any other purpose. Although CBD Oils can…

How to Keep the Police Out of Your iPhone | iPhone X Edition

Apple unveiled its newest iPhones this week – the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. Tim Cooks assured the world that Face ID – Apple’s face recognition technology – is 20 times more secure than Touch ID (Apple’s fingerprint recognition.)…

Federal Conspiracy Defense | What is Federal Conspiracy?

Federal Conspiracy Charges: One of the Most Powerful Prosecutorial Tools in the Government’s Arsenal When most people think about the criminal justice system, they think of crimes perpetrated by individuals or small groups in discrete, specific actions. An employee stealing…

Some Pre-Trial Diversion Programs Are Convictions for Immigration

Will Diversions Lead to Deportation? Pre-trial diversion programs are often used as a tool to avoid a criminal conviction. Whether or not something is a “conviction” depends entirely on the context in which it is asked. For instance, deferred adjudication…