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UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM CHARGES TEXAS

Texas’ gun laws can be found under Title 10, Chapter 46, Weapons, of the Texas Penal Code. This Chapter covers the state’s laws regarding weapons offenses. It addresses things like “unlawful carrying weapons” and places where weapons are prohibited. It also goes over “unlawful possession of a firearm,” which is what this post is dedicated to. […]

PENALTIES FOR INTOXICATION ASSAULT IN TEXAS

As a licensed Texas driver, surely, you’ve known that it’s against the law to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol for some time. You are probably aware that if you’re caught drunk driving, you could be arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Under Section 49.064 of the Texas Penal Code, Driving While Intoxicated, you commit the […]

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CHARGES IN FORT WORTH

Fifty years ago, a couple high school kids could get into a fight and the worst thing they’d face is suspension. Even thirty years ago, bar patrons could fight over a lady, football, or over a game of pool or poker and the worst thing that would happen is they’d get thrown out. Fast-forward to […]

PROTECTIVE ORDERS & FIREARM POSSESSION IN TEXAS

Are you being accused of family violence in Fort Worth or anywhere else in Texas? Or, has your loved one already gone to court and obtained a Family Violence Protective Order against you? If your answer is “yes” to either question and you own or intend to own firearms, it’s important for you to understand how an […]

EFFECTS OF A FAMILY VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER

Under Title 1, Chapter 5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure it states, “Family violence is a serious danger and threat to society and its members.” It continues: “Victims of family violence are entitled to the maximum protection from harm or abuse or the threat of harm or abuse as is permitted by law.” If someone is […]

PROSTITUTION CHARGES IN FORT WORTH

Prostitution is commonly referred to as “one of the oldest trades in existence,” and yet, it’s still against the law almost everywhere in the United States with the exception of a certain part of Nevada. Often, people argue, “Prostitution involves two consenting adults, why on Earth is it still illegal?” While criminalizing prostitution seems ridiculous to […]

PENALTIES FOR A FIRST DWI

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in all states. While every state has enacted its own drunk and drugged driving laws, it’s against the law in all states to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, “About […]

TARRANT COUNTY’S FIRST OFFENDER DRUG PROGRAM

Texas, like Arizona and Florida, is notorious for having some of the toughest laws in the nation, and drug offenses are no exception. If you were recently arrested for a drug crime in Fort Worth or anywhere else in Tarrant County, you probably have a lot of concerns. Will you go to jail? How much […]

WHITE COLLAR CRIME CHARGES IN FORT WORTH

In the United States, our crimes are separated into two categories: state-level crimes, and federal crimes. State legislatures enact state laws, while Congress enacts federal laws. By far the majority of crimes are state crimes, which are prosecuted in the state courts. Common state crimes include: sexual assault, drug possession, driving while intoxicated (DWI), theft, and murder. […]

PRE-FILE INVESTIGATIONS IN FORT WORTH

Do you have reason to believe that the police are currently investigating you? Perhaps a friend, neighbor, or co-worker said the police were asking questions about you. Or, perhaps you swear you’ve seen detectives or someone following you. If your instincts are right, you may be the target of a police investigation, otherwise known as […]

CAN I GET FIRED FOR A FORT WORTH DWI?

There’s one thing that most of us depend on – economic security. In the face of driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges, clients frequently ask me if they’ll lose their job if they are convicted of DWI, and this is a reasonable question indeed! Since a simple, first-time DWI in Texas is punishable by up to 180 days […]

THE STAGES OF A CRIMINAL CASE

If you’ve recently been arrested for a crime, you are at the preliminary stages of what could be a very long journey through the criminal justice system. The process varies from state to state, but there are several steps that most criminal cases will follow – regardless if the case ends early from a plea […]


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