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
The Castle Doctrine in Texas A video going viral today shows an Abilene man getting shot and killed after an argument with his neighbors over where to dump trash. The neighbors, a father and son, have been charged with murder. The two-minute video is full of misconceptions about the law surrounding gun rights and standing … Read moreCastle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Doctrine | Castle Law in Texas
Drunk Driving Accidents: Civil and Criminal Consequences If being pulled over for intoxicated driving is an emotional rollercoaster, being involved in a car accident while intoxicated is an emotional train wreck. You’ll not only have to grapple with the fear of possible criminal charges, but you’ll also likely be held accountable in the civil courts … Read moreDrunk Driving Accidents: Consequences You May Not Have Considered
Is CBD Oil Legal in Texas? | Prosecution May Depend on Your Location (2019)The cannabis plant contains over 100 cannabinoids. THC and CBD are the two most commonly discussed cannabinoids. Legislators at both the state and federal level have started recognizing the therapeutic value of CBD and CBD oils, although the legal landscape surrounding CBD … Read moreIs CBD Oil Legal in Texas? | Prosecution Depends on Location (2019)
It’s Spring Break and, if you’re a college student, jail is probably the last thing your mind. But unfortunately, many students will find themselves in handcuffs during this week-long break. Here’s a look at the top five college student crimes and what you should do if you do find yourself behind bars. Possession of Marijuana … Read moreCollege Student Crimes: How to Avoid a Criminal Conviction in College
Go to any college town or destination in Texas, and there’s a high likelihood many students will have a fake ID tucked in their purse or pocket. In fact, it may be the one thing they never leave home without. While a fake ID may be an underclassman’s most prized possession, it comes with big … Read moreUsing a Fake ID in Texas: A Look at the Criminal Consequences
Changes in Tarrant County MagistrationFor 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 … Read moreTarrant County Magistration | Arraignment | How Long to Make Bond?
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 a … Read moreSupreme Court: Warrant Required to Access Cell Site Location Information