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Getting Caught With Weed – Collin County vs. Dallas County

Marijuana

What happens if you get caught with weed in Texas depends on the amount of marijuana with which you are caught and the city you are in. In Dallas County, if you are caught with less than 4 oz. of

Posted in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

What is a Straw Purchase?

Gun With Bullet

A straw purchase is any purchase wherein the buyer is receiving the goods or services on behalf of a third party. In reference to firearms transactions, straw purchases are strictly unlawful. A buyer cannot purchase a gun on behalf of

Posted in Criminal Defense, Federal Firearms Violation

What Constitutes the Crime of Elder Abuse in Texas?

Elderly Abuse

While many accusations of elder abuse are real, some are exaggerated or arise from a misunderstanding. Are you a caretaker who is facing elder abuse charges? If so, you need to protect yourself from criminal charges. Texas Elder Abuse Laws

Posted in Criminal Defense, Elder Abuse

Can I Choose Jail Instead of Probation?

Jail Cell

In some criminal cases, defendants are able to get probation as an alternative to incarceration. Probation, known as “community supervision” in Texas, is a period of court-ordered supervision that allows a person to stay within their community while they serve

Posted in Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense

Headed To Court? Here Is What You Need To Know Before You Go

Court Room

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, there’s one thing you need to know: how to behave in court. Attending court is a serious matter. Behavior and appearance are of utmost importance. If you do anything

Posted in Criminal Defense

Why Your College Student Needs to Hire a Lawyer for their Drug Possession Case

College Student

Thousands of arrests are made throughout the state yearly for possession of controlled substances. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the consequences of a first-time conviction for this offense. Young people, in particular college students, try to handle these

Posted in Criminal Defense

Is Your Seven-Day Pill Box Illegal?

Prescription Drugs 1

Prescription drug abuse has emerged as a major public health issue in recent years, notably with respect to opioid painkillers like Oxycontin. But legally speaking, all drugs requiring a doctor’s prescription are tightly regulated. If you are found in with

Posted in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

When Does Smashing Pumpkins and Ding Dong Ditching on Halloween Become Criminal?

Pumpkins

Halloween is about trick-or-treating and scarfing down way too much candy. But when does too much fun become criminal? Harmless Pranks or Misdemeanors & Felonies? Smashing Pumpkins – This common prank usually just upsets those who devoted their time to

Posted in Criminal Defense

Charged with Evading Arrest in Texas

Police Car

You are speeding down the road when a police car approaches and turns on the lights and sirens. Instead of pulling over, you keep on speeding until you reach your destination. In another situation, you are shoplifting when the store’s

Posted in Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense

Five reasons you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney if you are arrested on Labor Day Weekend

Arrested on Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend is usually a busy weekend, with time spent enjoying backyard barbeques, spending time at the lake or taking a road trip. If you happen to find yourself arrested over the holiday weekend, odds are you don’t know

Posted in Criminal Defense, DWI

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