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Don’t let July 4th Fireworks Cloud Your Judgement

4th of July

We are all proud to be Americans and want to celebrate the July 4th holiday. But as you celebrate, be aware that the police will be watching you as leave the firework show. If your Independence Day plans include alcohol,

Posted in DWI

What Is an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing?

Driving While Intoxicated

It is something that happens in Collin County every day: A police officer pulls you over on suspicion of a DWI. The officer asks you to take a breath or blood test to confirm her suspicion. You refuse and are

Posted in Uncategorized

When Is “Sexting” a Crime in Texas?

Sexting

As every Collin County parent knows, your teenager communicates with their friends primarily by text message. Texting allows people to stay in touch constantly and quickly exchange personal messages. But remember, texting is not entirely private–and anything your child sends

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Injury to an Elderly or Disabled Person in Texas

Elderly Person

Sometimes the severity of a criminal charge depends as much on who the victim is as what the defendant allegedly did. Texas takes a special interest in protecting vulnerable populations–i.e., children, the elderly, and the disabled–from criminal activity. This is

Posted in Criminal Defense

Steer Clear of a DWI Arrest on the Water this Memorial Day Weekend

Boating While Intoxicated

Memorial Day weekend means barbecues and pool parties with family and friends to officially kick-off the summer. For many folks, this weekend will be the first time to have their boat on the water this year. Before you head out

Posted in BWI

What Is a Motion to Suppress Evidence?

Motion To Suppress Evidence

If you are charged with a crime in Collin County, such as drug possession, you have a constitutional right to confront the witnesses and evidence against you. In some circumstances, you can even request the court exclude certain evidence if

Posted in Criminal Defense

What To Do If Your Teen is Pulled Over With Friends Who Have Drugs in the Car

Police Car

Your teenager is out with friends. One of them offers her a ride home. The friend is driving a little too fast and is pulled over for speeding. But what started as a simple traffic stop soon escalates. The driver

Posted in Drug Crimes

How Can an Edible Brownie Become a Felony Drug Charge?

Brownies

Marijuana possession is illegal in Collin County and throughout Texas, except for narrowly defined medical uses. While other states, such as Colorado, have moved to legalize “recreational” marijuana use, the criminal prohibition remains unchanged in Texas. This means that even

Posted in Drug Crimes

Is Grandma a Drug Dealer?

Prescription Drugs

The term drug crime conjures the image of meeting someone in a back alley to buy marijuana or heroin. But for many Collin County residents, drug crimes involve everyday products you get at the local pharmacy. In fact, Texas prosecutors

Posted in Drug Crimes

What Is a Prohibited Weapon in Texas?

Brass Knuckles

Texas has a reputation as Second Amendment-friendly state. But the right to own and carry a handgun or shotgun does not automatically apply to other kinds of weapons. In fact, Collin County residents need to know they may be in

Posted in Federal Firearms Violation

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