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
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?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?
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
What is the punishment for bringing a gun into an airport?Table of Contents:What is the punishment for bringing a gun into an airport?Unlawful Carry of Weapon – Prohibited Place (Felony)Places Weapons Prohibited – GenerallyUnlawful Carry of Weapon – Prohibited Place CHL/LTC HoldersHow to Fly with a Gun – LegallyPenal Code Section 46.03 – Places Weapons … Read moreUnlawful Carry of Weapon – Prohibited Place | Airport Gun Cases
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
Can you refuse a grand jury subpoena?Table of Contents:Can you refuse a grand jury subpoena?What is a subpoena?What is a grand jury subpoena?What is a subpoena duces tecum?What happens if you disobey a subpoena and refuse to testify?Examples of the Consequences of Individuals Refusing to TestifyAre there any legal reasons under which I can refuse … Read moreWhat is a subpoena? Can you refuse to testify if subpoenaed?
Diversion ProgramsTable of Contents:Diversion ProgramsWhat is a Diversion Program?Tarrant County Diversion ProgramsHow Do Diversion Programs Work?Specialty Courts in TexasDiversion Programs in Tarrant CountyTarrant County First Offender Drug Program (FODP)What is FODP?Eligibility for First Offender Drug Program:Program Fees for First Offender Drug ProgramEntry Process for First Offender Drug ProgramTarrant County Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP)Eligibility for Deferred … Read moreWhat Diversion Programs are Available for Criminal Cases in Tarrant County?