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Strangulation Elevates Consequences of Domestic Assault

Domestic violence in Texas falls into one of three categories: domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, and continuous family violence. According to Tex. Penal Code Ann. §22.01, domestic assault is (1) intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person, (2) intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury, or (3) intentionally or…
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What is Deferred Adjudication?

Post Written By Brooke Price Most people have heard of probation in criminal charges, but deferred adjudication is something that many people do not know about until it is offered to them.  Deferred adjudication is a type of probation, but unlike standard probation it does not carry a conviction.  In court, you may be offered…
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Holidays at Home Can Spell Trouble

Post Written By Brooke Price According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, family violence reports increase on average 2.7% during the holiday season.  However, the number of hotline calls drops dramatically. Call volume decreases on average 53% on Christmas Day and 30% on New Year’s day. With the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) keeping us…
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Tis the Season for “No Refusal” Weekends

Post Written By Brooke Price With the holidays fast approaching, it’s important to know your rights if you get pulled over for a DWI or DUI. In Williamson County, holiday weekends are typically “no refusal” weekends. Since Texas is considered to be an “implied consent” state, “no refusal” means that if an officer suspects that…
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PSA: You can refuse to blow

Post Written By Brooke Price If you’ve just been pulled over for a DWI, the police officer will try to administer field sobriety and breathalyzer tests.  It is a common misconception that refusing the breathalyzer test will mean that you are admitting guilt.  However, that is not the case. If the officer who pulled you…
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Domestic Violence Law Applies to Women Too!

When we think about domestic violence and abuse, we generally see women as the victim in a violent relationship.  In fact, according to the NCADV, 1 in 4 women are physically abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime. However, anyone can experience domestic violence or family violence. With COVID-19 continuing to rise and social…
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Does a Police Officer Have the Right to Search My Vehicle?

One of the most common questions that we hear in our office is, “Did that officer actually have the right to search my car?” Most likely, the answer is yes.  The most common reason police officers can search a vehicle without a warrant is that they have probable cause (“pc”). This includes what the officer…
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Drunk Driving Isn’t the Only Way to Score A DWI

By Brooke Price Before ever getting a driver’s license and starting the engine for the first time, we are told repeatedly about the dangers of drunk driving.  We are taught that the legal limit is 0.08, uber is installed on every cell phone, and a reliable designated driver is established. But what happens when we…
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You Used a Prescription Drug— But Did You Use YOUR Prescription?

By Brooke Price According to the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University, 66% of all adults in the US — more than 131 million people— use prescription drugs daily.  As mental health awareness increases in our cities, it is becoming the norm to see drugs like Adderall or Xanax in the medicine cabinet.  However, just…
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