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Marijuana & Marijuana Products on 287 and Decatur Texas?

Here is an all too common scenario: A young person or group of young people travel to Colorado for a vacation. While in Colorado these people legally consume cannaboid products. At the end of the ...
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Texas Lawmakers Exploring Drug Law Reform

Is drug law reform coming to Texas? That was the question at the center of a recent House Corrections Committee session where Texas lawmakers convened to discuss the possibility of changing the way ...
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Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone

The possession of marijuana under two ounces is a class B misdemeanor. Possession of marijuana more than two ounces, less than 4 ounces is a class A misdemeanor. Possession of more than 4 ounces and ...
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Misdemeanor possession of Marijuana in Dallas County

Currently 23 states have legalized marijuana in one form or another. Texas is not one of those states. Like it or not, possession of marijuana is a crime in Texas. Possession of under two ounces is ...
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Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine in Norther District of Texas, Dallas

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines recommended a sentence for 22-27 years in Prison. Client was responsible for trafficking almost 19 kilograms of amphetamine, thus earning a baseline line offense of ...
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Federal Conspiracy to posses and distribute methamphetamine

My firm has been privileged to represent one of almost 40 co-defendants in one of the largest Methamphetamine conspiracy cases in last 5 years in the Northern District of Texas. This case involved the ...
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Possession of Methamphetamine in Texas

Methamphetamine is a major problem in Texas. This high-impact drug can be created and consumed in a residential kitchen and anyone with the right ingredients can typically manufacture the substance. ...
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Things to consider when hiring a Texas drug defense attorney

6 Things To Consider When Hiring A Texas Drug Defense Attorney When searching for a qualified drug defense attorney in Texas, there are many factors to consider. It is important that you choose an ...
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What are the consequences of a criminal conviction in Texas?

Criminal convictions can have serious and sometimes surprising direct and indirect consequences to the offender. The direct consequences are generally pretty obvious and do not warrant much ...
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When can the police search my house?

What is a Search Warrant? Article 18.01 of The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure defines a search warrant as: (a) A "search warrant" is a written order, issued by a magistrate and directed to ...
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Civil Forfeiture: What is it, and do I have a defense?

What is civil forfeiture? In a nutshell, the police and the prosecutor have seized your home, car, cash, or other property based upon the suspicion that the property in question bas been used in or ...
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Asset Forfeiture in Texas and the South

Here is a link to an article by Sarah Stillman. The article was originally published in the New Yorker on August 12, 2013. The article is a horrific tale(s) of abuse of power by law enforcement ...
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Asset Forfeiture in Texas. What is the "innocent owner" defense?

I have received a lot of phone calls about forfeiture cases in Texas. Most of these calls go something like the following: My cousin, friend, brother, boyfriend or whomever was using my vehicle and ...
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Case dismissed in Dallas Texas!!!

Today is 6/16/14 I am set for a jury trial of a charge of UUMV (unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.)I appeared for trial and announced ready. The ADA informed me that she is going to dismiss the case ...
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What is DFZ? Aka a"Drug Free Zone?"

The most common drug free zone is a school or a playground A school is defined as a public or private elementrary or secondary school, or daycare center.“Playground” is a term that has led ...
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Felony charges dismissed due to a motion to suppress

I recently won a case in Dallas Texas where my client was obviously guilty, nevertheless we sucessfully fought the charges and won. My client was chagred with DWI, possession of marijuana, and ...
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What is the burden of proof in a criminal case in Texas?

In Texas, the State has the burden of proof in a criminal case. The State's burden is to prove the Defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. What is the definition of beyond a reasonable ...
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What is a 12.44(b) in Texas?

A 12.44(b) is what everybody wants, but very few people actually get. Section 12.44(b) of the Texas Penal Code provides in part: “at the request of the prosecuting attorney, the court may ...
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What is a 12.44(a) in Texas?

I am often asked by clients "Can I get a 12.44(a)?" Before I answer this question, I want to make it clear that a 12.44(a) only applies to individuals that are either not eligible for ...
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What is a Motion to Suppress?

A motion to suppress is used to challenger the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence. Article 38.23 provides that" no evidence obtained by an officer or other person in violation of any ...
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Am I eligible for deferred adjudication in Texas?

The only offenses that are statutorily barred from receiving deferred adjudication are offenses under chapter 49 of the Texas Penal Code. Those offenses are DWI, boating while intoxicated, flying ...
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The police never read me my Miranda rights!

"The cops never read me my rights!" I get asked about this topic all the time. The police are not required to read Miranda rights to anyone. The police are only require to read an individual ...
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2013 changes to the Texas Controlled Substances Act

On September 1, 2013 over 400 hundred new law went into effect. One of those laws was the addition of Salvia to the Texas Controlled Substances Act (TSCA.) Section 481.104 adds Salvia to Penalty Group ...
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Is smelling like marijuana probable cause to search in Texas?

In Texas, the odor of freshly burned marijuana gives the police the probable cause necessary to perform a legal search. In States that have legalized marijuana, the ordor of freshly burned marijuana ...
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What is the punishment for having a joint in Texas?

If the police discovered that an individual was in possession of joint. The police would arrest that person and charge that person with possession of marijuana under one ounce. Possession of marijuana ...
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