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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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  • 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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