Tarrant County Magistration | Arraignment | How Long to Make Bond?

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For many years, bonds in Tarrant County were set by municipal magistrates throughout the county. This meant individuals in different cities could receive vastly different bond amounts based on where they were arrested and which magistrate was on duty at the time. The process had its advantages – bonds were set quickly, and the bond amounts could be addressed again by a … Read moreTarrant County Magistration | Arraignment | How Long to Make Bond?

Supreme Court: Warrant Required to Access Cell Site Location Information

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 In a recent 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that police generally need a search warrant to gain access to your cellphone’s location information. Specifically, in Carpenter v. United States, the Court noted allowing the police to access minute-to-minute location information is the type of surveillance the Constitution’s framers sought to protect against without … Read moreSupreme Court: Warrant Required to Access Cell Site Location Information

Collins v. Virgina Limits the Fourth Amendment Automobile Exception

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Collins v. VirginiaTable of Contents:Collins v. VirginiaThe Automobile ExceptionWhat is a curtilage?Curtilage and the Automobile ExceptionCollins v. Virginia – Legislative HistoryFederal PrecedentCollins v. Virginia – The Supreme Court DecisionCollins v. Virginia – In Summary In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court decided that the automobile exception does not allow police to enter the curtilage of … Read moreCollins v. Virgina Limits the Fourth Amendment Automobile Exception

Misdemeanor DWI Enhancement for Repeat Offense: Punishment Issue

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Is a Prior DWI Conviction an Element of a DWI Misdemeanor Repetition Offense or is it a Punishment Issue?Table of Contents:Is a Prior DWI Conviction an Element of a DWI Misdemeanor Repetition Offense or is it a Punishment Issue?Intermediate Court on Prior DWI as an Element vs. Punishment IssueCourt of Criminal Appeals on Prior DWI as an … Read moreMisdemeanor DWI Enhancement for Repeat Offense: Punishment Issue

What are the Criminal Statute of Limitations in Texas?

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What are the Criminal Statute of Limitations in Texas?Table of Contents:What are the Criminal Statute of Limitations in Texas?How Long are the Criminal Statutes of Limitations in Texas?A Chart of  Statute of Limitations in TexasWhat is the Statute of Limitations for a DWI in Texas?Why Do We Have Statutes of Limitations?Can the Statute of Limitations … Read moreWhat are the Criminal Statute of Limitations in Texas?

Supreme Court Ruling Allows States to Legalize Sports Betting

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The Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May 2018 in Murphy v. NCAA, holding that PASPA “regulate[s] state governments’ regulation of their citizens,” which is not a power given to congress by the Constitution. As a win for New Jersey and other states seeking to engage in sports betting, … Read moreSupreme Court Ruling Allows States to Legalize Sports Betting

Unlawful Carry of Weapon – Prohibited Place | Airport Gun Cases

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What happens if you accidentally bring a gun into the airport?Table of Contents:What happens if you accidentally bring a gun into the airport?Three Texas Airports are Among Top 10 for Firearm Discoveries in 2017Places Weapons Prohibited – GenerallyUnlawful Carry of Weapon (UCW) – Prohibited Place (Felony)Unlawful Carry Weapon (UCW) –  Prohibited Place (Misdemeanor)Are there any … Read moreUnlawful Carry of Weapon – Prohibited Place | Airport Gun Cases

101 DWI Facts – Plus 15 Actionable Tips to Avoid a DWI

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Let’s face it. When it comes to DWI, there are a lot of myths, misconceptions, half-truths, and exaggerations. Because it’s such a common charge, everyone seems to have a DWI story – or knows someone who does. This has contributed to the spread of a lot of inaccurate information over the years. So how do … Read more101 DWI Facts – Plus 15 Actionable Tips to Avoid a DWI