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Blog Posts in 2020

How Are Rape and Statutory Rape Charges Different in TX?

Drawing the Line Between Rape & Statutory Rape Every state has its own age of consent laws. In Texas, the age of consent is 17, meaning anyone who is younger than 17 cannot legally consent to ...
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How Field Drug Tests Lead to Wrongful Arrests

Don’t Take “Positive” for an Answer NarcoPouch tests are presumptive field drug tests that police officers rely on to establish probable cause for arrests. Officers must establish ...
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Social Media Identity Theft

Identity Theft in the Social Media Era Identity theft is not a new crime. It’s been around for decades and continues to impose harsh consequences for those who are accused. However, a rather ...
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Texas Drug Schedules

A Deeper Look at TX Controlled Substance Schedules The war on drugs is alive and well in the US. Drugs are not treated lightly by any means, and as a result, crimes involving drugs can be prosecuted ...
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What is 'Theft of Service' in Texas?

Have you been arrested and charged with “theft of service” under Section 31.04 of the Texas Penal Code? If so, you may be wondering what “theft of service” is exactly. After ...
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Penalties for Marijuana in Texas

By now, you’ve heard all about marijuana legalization and decriminalization. As of this writing, for example, 14 states and territories have legalized marijuana, including but not limited to ...
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What is Unlawful Restraint in Texas?

Have you been accused of unlawfully restraining another person in Texas? If so, what does “unlawful restraint” mean and what does the crime involve? Under Section 20.02 of the Texas Penal ...
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COVID-19 Creates Breeding Ground for Criminal Behavior

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to mass unemployment, and whenever a community, state, or nation experiences a surge in unemployment, people start to get desperate and they begin doing things ...
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Can I Obtain a Passport if I Have a Felony?

It’s safe to say that most Americans travel abroad at some point in their lives. Whether it’s a cruise, a European vacation, a trip across the border to our neighbors Canada or Mexico, or ...
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Arrested for DWI in Texas, What's Next?

Have you been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas? If so, you may be panicking right about now. You may be worried about jail, a criminal record, fines, your auto insurance premiums, ...
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Traveling Abroad With a Criminal Record

It’s very common for U.S. citizens to travel outside the United States. Americans frequently travel to Canada, Europe, and Mexico for vacation. They often travel for pleasure, work, for school, ...
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