Meth Dangerous Problem for Texas

Methamphetamine (meth) abuse and production are significant concerns in Texas, as well as in many other states across the country. High-purity, inexpensive meth is readily available in our state, and as a result, the drug is widely abused, especially in rural areas. What is meth? Short for methamphetamine, meth is a powerful and highly addictive…

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Defenses Against Charges of Continuous Family Violence

Having a previous domestic violence charge made against you is bad enough, but when you face another allegation of domestic violence, Texas district attorneys can pursue a charge of continuous family violence against you, even if the incidents occurred in different counties and jurisdictions. Continuous family violence, also known as Rachel’s Law, is a Texas…

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Accused of Assault? You May Face Other Charges, Too

If you are accused of assault in Texas, additional charges might be filed, depending on the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault. The specific charges can vary based on factors such as the severity of the assault, the presence of weapons, the relationship between the parties involved, and whether certain aggravating factors are present. Here are…

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New Texas Laws Taking Effect in 2024

Texas is set to enact 31 new laws, and new sections of 13 others, starting January 1, 2024. A significant number of them relate to our tax laws, though one creates a new court system for business cases, which we think is a good idea. But as criminal defense lawyers, our primary concern is for…

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Is It Worth Hiring a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor Assault Charge?

Texas prides itself on its “tough on crime” reputation, and the state takes criminal prosecutions extremely seriously. According to Prison Legal News, nearly 250,000 people are being held in jails and prisons throughout Texas. If Texas was a country, its incarceration rate would rank eighth among all the countries in the world. Over 700,000 people…

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Aggravated Assault vs. Deadly Conduct

Some might assume that aggravated assault and deadly conduct are basically the same type of crimes. However, deadly conduct and aggravated assault are actually two distinct criminal charges in Texas, each with its own legal definitions, elements, and penalties. Under Texas law, the critical difference between aggravated assault and deadly conduct lies in the intent…

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Texas’ THC Laws At-a-Glance

Texas has specific laws regulating the possession and use of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and THC-containing products. Texas law distinguishes between low-THC cannabis products, such as medical CBD, and THC-containing products that are not derived from low-THC cannabis. What is THC, and how does it relate to cannabis? Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, is the psychoactive compound…

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Can I Be Charged with a Crime for Faking a Drug Test?

In Texas, faking a drug test can lead to criminal charges and legal consequences. While the specific charges and penalties can vary depending on the circumstances, some common legal implications associated with faking a drug test in Texas may include: Tampering with evidence Under Texas law, faking a drug test can lead to charges of…

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When Resisting Arrest Becomes Felony Assault

Resisting arrest can lead to various charges, including felony assault. However, it typically does not automatically result in serious charges. In Texas, resisting arrest is generally defined as intentionally preventing or obstructing a law enforcement officer from making a lawful arrest. This can involve a range of actions or behaviors, and the specific criteria for…

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