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What You Need to Know About Marijuana Laws in Texas

The recreational use of pot is still illegal in the State of Texas. However, the state recently expanded the medicinal use of marijuana under its compassionate-use law (although it is still very limited). Unfortunately, if you are caught in possession or attempting to sell pot you will likely face harsh penalties through the criminal justice […]

What You Need to Know About Police Interviews

Why You Should Always Have a Lawyer If You Are Speaking to Police Even if you are completely innocent, you should still have a lawyer by your side any time that you are speaking to the police. Regardless of whether you have been brought in for questioning or are simply giving a statement about an […]

How Do I Get My Criminal Record Cleared in Houston?

How Hiring an Attorney Can Help You Get Your Record Sealed or Expunged Being arrested or convicted of a crime can have long-term implications. It can affect your ability to find work. It can make it harder to get into school. It can even make it more difficult to obtain a loan. Recognizing how much […]

How to Get Marijuana DWI Charges Reduced in Texas

Why You Need an Attorney If You Are Arrested for a Marijuana DWI Despite a growing trend of states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it is still unlawful to use or possess the drug in Texas. Additionally, it is against the law to drive while intoxicated by the substance. A marijuana DWI is […]

Can I Refuse a Baggage Search at the Airport?

Understanding Your Rights When at the Airport You have likely heard that unless a valid exception applies, the United States Constitution protects you from unreasonable search and seizure. While you are still protected by the Fourth Amendment at the airport, security screeners have the right to search you and your belongings for prohibited items. In […]

Getting Your License Back After a DWI

How to Reinstate Your Driving Privileges After a DWI-Related Suspension If your license has been suspended due to driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges, it will not automatically be reinstated. You will need to take several steps to get your driving privileges back. Driving on a suspended license can result in additional criminal charges, so you […]

How Does Mental Illness Affect a Criminal Case?

The Impact a Mental Health Disorder Can Have on Crime Millions of people across the United States are affected by mental health disorders. Unfortunately, few people have access to or receive the treatment that they need. Mental health can directly affect a person’s perception of reality and judgment. It may even impact whether a person […]

Was My Use of Self-Defense Justified?

When the Use of Force Is Justified Under Texas Law Texas law recognizes that the use of force may be necessary to protect yourself, others, or your property under certain circumstances. If you are arrested for a crime but believe that you were acting in self-defense, you need a criminal defense attorney. An attorney can […]

What Counts as Illegally Obtained Evidence?

Understanding Your Rights in a Criminal Case Based on Illegally Obtained Evidence In a criminal case, evidence must be lawfully obtained to be admissible. Generally, illegally obtained evidence cannot be used against you in a court of law. While there are some exceptions, a qualified defense attorney can argue against any evidence that was obtained […]