Alcohol-To-Go Is Now Law in Texas. Should it Be?

Texas passed a law in May 2021 that permits customers to buy alcoholic drinks from bars and restaurants without having to drink them in the restaurant or bar. The law began as an executive order by Governor Abbott to help restaurants and bars during the pandemic. Many restaurants and bars, by definition, require sales of…

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Breaking Down Hate Crimes in Texas

The term “hate crime” entered the American vocabulary sometime in the 1980s and 90s, although the FBI investigated hate crimes as far back as World War I. Hate crimes are serious offenses and the court treats them as such. If you are facing hate crime charges, it is essential you understand the allegations against you…

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DWI Charges With a Child Passenger in Texas

Charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can leave you facing a variety of penalties if convicted, depending on the circumstances of your arrest. However, if you are arrested for DWI while you have your child in the vehicle with you, your situation instantly becomes much more serious, and you may also risk child endangerment charges.…

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Your FedEx Delivery Person Might Be a Cop

A recent federal court ruling rejected a defendant’s arguments that evidence of drugs seized at a FedEx sorting center were taken in violation of his Constitutional rights. The matter of interest in this case is the story behind it, which revealed a fact little-known to the public before now – that the international shipping company…

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Do Children Ever Have a Say in Custody Determinations?

Children have it tough during a divorce. They generally have to sit back and just go along for the ride even though it has a substantial effect on their lives. They often have no control over the course of their lives, which are now being complicated by a division of time between two households –…

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Prescription Drugs and Trafficking in Texas

The United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime issued a World Drug Report in 2005, which estimated the size of the global illicit drug market at $320 billion. At the time, the primary concerns were opioids (specifically heroin) and cocaine. It has been 18 years, and the UN’s focus has shifted. In the 2020 report,…

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Texas’ Potential New Handgun Law Is Raising Concerns

Texas is primed to pass the most lenient Constitutional carry law in the United States. The change would allow anyone who is over the age of 21 to carry a handgun in the state without licensing or training. When Governor Abbott signs House Bill 1927 into law, Texas would become the largest state in the…

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Some of the Strangest Deadly Weapons in History

Assault charges can lead to some serious consequences. Aggravated assault, particularly with a deadly weapon, can lead to felony charges and prison time. The definition of “deadly weapon” can be a tricky one. Although it typically means something like a gun, bat, or a knife, it can encompass anything that can cause physical harm to…

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