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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You Could Face Criminal Charges Stemming from “Tranq”

Those who abuse tranq—the powerful animal tranquilizer xylazine—face a high risk of overdose, and those who supply it could face serious legal consequences. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of fatal opioid overdoses linked to tranq rose by 276 percent from January 2019 through June 2022, the largest…

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The Texas Compassionate Use Program for Medical Marijuana

Marijuana has proven benefits for treating certain medical conditions and symptoms. However, possession of marijuana remains illegal here in Texas. You may not know, though, about the Compassionate Use Program (CUP), which gives patients lawful access to low-THC edibles. The Compassionate Use Act, passed in 2015, allows the use of low-THC cannabis products for certain…

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Marijuana DWIs in Texas

Here in Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious criminal offense that can have significant consequences on your life and livelihood. While alcohol-related DWIs are well-known, there is growing concern about marijuana-related DWIs as cannabis legalization efforts gain momentum across the country. Before getting into marijuana DWIs, you should understand our DWI laws. In…

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Defense Strategies for Assault Charges

Facing assault charges can be a frightening and life-altering experience. The potential consequences of a conviction, including lengthy prison sentences and a permanent criminal record, make it important to mount a strong defense. The strategies our attorneys will use for your defense may vary based on the circumstances of your case, but also on the…

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