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  • License Suspensions for Drug Offenses in Texas

    As a resident of Texas, you’re probably very familiar with the state’s driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws. You know that if you’re convicted of DWI, your Texas driver license will most likely be suspended for some time. But what about drug offenses ? Did you know that if you’re facing drug charges, your license could be at risk? In Texas, if someone is convicted of a drug or controlled ...
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  • Can I Be Deported for DWI?

    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) under Sec. 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code is the one offense that is commonly committed by everyday people and Texas especially, has a big problem with people who drink and drive. According to the Texas Department of Transportation , “About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol.” TxDOT continues, “Don’t drink and drive.” If ...
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  • 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 will the fines be? How will a criminal record impact your future? Assuming this was your first drug ...
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  • Are the Police Allowed to Search My Car for Drugs?

    While a law enforcement officer generally needs a warrant to search you or your property, the rules are a little different when it comes to traffic stops. If you are pulled over for a legitimate purpose—whether you were speeding or you have a broken tail light—the officer would have the right to search your vehicle as long as they have probable cause to suspect that there is contraband or criminal ...
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  • What Is The First Step After Being Charged With Marijuana Possession?

    In Texas, being charged with marijuana possession will be followed by a booking. Depending upon whether or not you were given a marijuana ticket for having a small amount of marijuana, 2 ounces or less, or whether you were found with more than 2 ounces, your booking will take place in one of two ways. If you received a ticket for a small amount of marijuana, and if you do not have any other ...
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  • Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Texas

    In Texas, possession of marijuana is covered under Section 481.121 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Under this Section, a person commits the offense of marijuana possession if he or she knowingly or intentionally possesses a usable quantity of marijuana. Marijuana possession can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony offense in Texas depending upon the amount in the individual's ...
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