How to Keep the Police Out of Your iPhone | Police and Face ID

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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

Castle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Doctrine | Castle Law in Texas

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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

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

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Is CBD Oil Legal in Texas? CBD Oil is legal by prescription in Texas to treat seizures caused by intractable epilepsy. CBD Oil has not been legalized in Texas recreationally, for pain relief, anxiety, or depression. Although CBD Oils can be legally prescribed in Texas for limited purposes, federal law does not allow doctors to … Read moreIs CBD Oil Legal in Texas? | CBD Oil Prescriptions in Texas

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

College Student Crimes

As college students settle into the new sememster, jail is probably the last thing on their minds. But unfortunately, students are arrested every day for various offenses that could land them behind bars and subject them to hefty fines. Here are the top five college student crimes and what you should do if you do … Read moreCollege Student Crimes: How to Avoid a Criminal Conviction in College

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

Fake ID in Texas

Go to any college town 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 risks. Not … Read moreUsing a Fake ID in Texas: A Look at the Criminal Consequences

Tarrant County Central Magistration

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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 Central Magistration

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. 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