May
18
2019

According to the Texas penal code, when you injure someone, you are committing an assault. In fact, even when you only threaten to injure another person, you can be charged.

This is different from many other states, which typically impose a separate charge of “battery,” if you make personal contact [...]

May
9
2019

Advancements in understanding the adolescent brain confirm that the centers responsible for good judgment haven’t fully developed. Underaged drinking can further impair decision making, and it’s a simple fact: even without alcohol or drugs, teens just don’t have a lot of experience behind the wheel.

Couple these factors with the [...]

May
6
2019

A Texas woman was recently pulled over on a routine traffic stop, and a chain of events ended in possession charges.Here are the facts:

  • The woman was pulled over for not using her signal.
  • The officer reported she appeared “very nervous.”
  • He asked if he could search the vehicle.
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April
25
2019

Unless an underaged drinker meets one of three specific exemptions – even on the first offense – they are liable to face hundreds of dollars in fines, and will likely receive a community service sentence linked to an alcohol awareness program appropriate to the crime committed. That fresh new driver’s [...]

April
19
2019

Let’s say you’re going in for a job interview. You’re confident, you’re excited, and you’re ready to answer any questions that the employer throws at you. Until they say, “So, why were you arrested back in 2017?”

How did they find out about that? The charges were dropped. You never [...]

April
12
2019

Drug-sniffing dogs give law enforcement the ability to detect illegal drugs that would otherwise be hidden from view. For this reason, these canine officers are common at airports and international borders.

What happens if police use a drug-sniffing canine during a standard traffic stop, though? Is it legal for Texas [...]