Drunk Driving Accidents: Consequences You May Not Have Considered

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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

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Is CBD Oil Legal in Texas? | Prosecution Depends on Location (2019)

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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)

College Student Crimes: How to Avoid a Criminal Conviction in College

College Student Crimes

As college students head back to school, jail is probably the last thing thing on their mind. Unfortunately, many students will find themselves in handcuffs this semester. 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 Marijuana is legal … Read moreCollege Student Crimes: How to Avoid a Criminal Conviction in College

Using a Fake ID in Texas: A Look at the Criminal Consequences

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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

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

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Changes in Tarrant County Magistration 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 … 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 a … 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. Virginia In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court decided that the automobile exception does not allow police to enter the curtilage of home to search a parked vehicle. In Collins v. Virginia, the Supreme Court addressed a case where officers conducted a search of a parked vehicle that was believed to be stolen. … 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? The Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that for purposes of misdemeanor DWIs, the fact that a person has been previously convicted of one DWI is an issue to be reserved for punishment and is not … Read moreMisdemeanor DWI Enhancement for Repeat Offense: Punishment Issue