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Potential defenses for charges concerning gun possession and alcohol

Texas may be a gun-friendly state, but the law does not look favorably on reckless or intoxicated possession of a firearm. Whether you have a License to Carry permit or not, state law carves out exceptions to the rights of gun owners when it comes to alcohol and drugs. Still, firearm owners may have strong … Read More

Can your child lose financial aid after a drug conviction?

College involves a major investment, and if you are like many parents of college students, you may have worked hard to secure financial aid for your child. While financial aid may have given your child the ability to attend college, his or her actions while there also have the potential to put a stop to … Read More

DUIAs and minors

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, any amount of alcohol increases the risk of crashes among teens versus older age groups.  Texas’s Zero Tolerance laws classify drunk driving among teens as driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor. These laws are not meant to curb a child’s future, but rather to keep roads … Read More

Rideshare driver shoots protester in alleged self-defense

Incidents of protests in Texas are on the rise as racial tensions surge across the state. Protestors and law enforcement face off almost daily as marches and protest gatherings increase. When a protest turns violent, confusion, fear and misunderstandings may result in death, as one motorist in Austin recently discovered. Mistaken identity According to the … Read More

What are the penalties for DWI in Texas?

Texas motorists can receive fines, license suspension and jail time for driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. DWI charges apply to drivers with visible impairment or measured blood alcohol content of at least 0.08% at the time of the arrest. If you face DWI charges in Texas, review the potential penalties for conviction. First … Read More

Possession charges for prescription drugs

Some drugs have a high potential for abuse but are also helpful in treating certain medical conditions. If you have a need for them, your doctor can grant you access to them with a prescription. However, if you are in possession of a drug for which you do not have a valid prescription, you could … Read More

What are the gun control laws in Texas?

While the Second Amendment guarantees that citizens of the United States may bear arms, gun control laws vary wildly from state to state. The purpose of such laws is to prevent the prevalence of gun crimes and violence. States have the difficult task of balancing the right to bear arms with a gun policy that … Read More

What happens to a minor accused of drunk driving?

If you have earned the right to drive in Texas, you may find it helpful to learn about some of the penalties associated with various violations including alleged drunk driving.  The Texas Department of Transportation explains that the state takes different approaches to the set of penalties for a driver accused of impaired operation if … Read More

Are you eligible for the Collin County diversion program?

With the Burden to Blessing pretrial diversion program in Collin County, individuals can get back on the path to well-being and success after an arrest.  The program, designed to provide participants with job, communication and problem-solving skills, results in expunged charges after successful completion.  Participant requirements  The Collin County District Attorney opens the program to most offenders … Read More

Mother prohibited from seeing children following DWI arrest

In March of this year, state authorities arrested a mother on charges of driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 15 years of age. A court indicted her of a state jail felony for the same charge on May 12th. A $10,000 bond secured the woman’s release from jail the day following her arrest. … Read More