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Can You Be Fired for Your DWI in Texas?

Being convicted of a DWI is never a good thing. It can negatively impact so many aspects of your life. Under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code, an individual who has been convicted of a DWI can face numerous consequences such as up to 180 days in jail, up to a $2,000 fine, and […]

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prescription drug fraud

What Is Prescription Fraud in Texas?

When we think of drug crimes, we often think of illegal substances such as cocaine and ecstasy. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, one of the most serious drug issues in the U.S. is that of prescription drug abuse. This is often because these drugs are easier to get a hold of and […]

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Is it Ever Against the Law to Carry a Firearm in TX?

When people think of Texas they often think of amazing BBQ, big hair, the Alamo, and football as a way of life. But what many others often associate with Texas is its strong advocacy for the Second Amendment’s Right to Bear Arms.  Whether it’s for hunting, target shooting, or protection; many residents of the Lone […]

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What Is a Criminal Mischief Charge?

As more and more protests occur across the U.S., people on both sides have begun to engage in what would ordinarily be considered criminal behavior. But without a better plan in place, police officers in Texas have often arrested people and charged them with criminal mischief. But what is criminal mischief anyway? Criminal mischief can […]

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What You Need to Know if You’re Stopped on a Suspected DWI in Texas

Driving While Intoxicated in Texas is a serious offense with significant consequences. In addition to fines, jail time, and a criminal record, DWIs can have a lasting, negative impact on your finances, employment, and reputation.   Houston criminal defense attorneys advise against driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Texas. However, even well-meaning people […]

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Can You Seal Your Criminal Record in Texas?

Dealing with the aftermath of a criminal conviction can be overwhelming. Not only must you pay any fines and do the time required of you by the court, but you are also left to deal with the impact of your conviction for the remainder of your life. From finding a new job to applying for […]

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Woman in a relationship with domestic violence.

When Does Domestic Violence Become a Felony?

Domestic violence – known under Texas law as Assault Family Violence –  is one of the most common types of offenses. Domestic violence can either be considered a misdemeanor or a felony, which can impact your consequences. But how do we determine the classification of each incident? Domestic violence includes either physical or sexual violence […]

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