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Looking to have your record sealed? Here’s what you’ll need to do.

When you are charged with a criminal offense, it can carry serious consequences that impact future professional and educational opportunities. However, based on the types of charges you’ve been convicted of, you may be eligible to seal or expunge your record. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you can potentially request an order of…
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Violated the terms of your probation? Here’s what you need to know.

By Brooke Price According to article 42.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, community supervision allows an individual who has been charged with a criminal offense to follow guidelines and conditions rather than spending time in jail or prison. Many defendants charged with misdemeanors and lower-level felonies can be eligible for probation, which can…
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Things Are Getting Heated: Crime Spikes in Summer Months

By Brooke Price In 2019, a study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research[1] discussed the impact of heat and pollution on crime, reporting that overall crime rose by 2.2% and violent crime by 5.7%. In the summer, there are higher rates of arrests for aggravated assault, sexual assault, burglary, domestic violence, and crimes…
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Have you heard of open container laws?

By Brooke Price Did you know? In Texas, you can be charged with a Class C misdemeanor for having an opened alcoholic beverage in your vehicle, even if you aren’t drinking or the car is parked. According to Texas Penal Code Sec. 49.031, an open container is defined as a “bottle, can, or other receptacle…
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Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Texas?

By Brooke Price  In 2015, the Compassionate Use Program (CUP) was enacted, giving Texans with certain medical conditions access to medical marijuana without risking criminal charges. However, exemption this does carry significant rules and regulations. The Compassionate Use Program only gives certain physicians the ability to prescribe low THC cannabis, which cannot contain more than…
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Thinking of trying Delta-8? Here’s everything you should know.

By Brooke Price Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol is a substance created with CBD from low-THC hemp, meaning it has a very little amount of the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. Although there has been speculation of future changes to laws regarding recreational marijuana use, is still illegal to possess or distribute cannabis in Texas. Under the Texas…
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That’s Depressing: Driving on SSRIs May Lead to Criminal Charges

By: Brooke Price According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 13.2% of adults over 18 in the U.S. reported use of antidepressant medications from 2015-2018.[1] Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) are among the most commonly prescribed, but can cause serious side effects including headaches, drowsiness, insomnia, and dizziness.[2] Previously, we’ve discussed…
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When Drinking Leads to Violence

By: Brooke Price Studies have shown that domestic violence frequently occurs alongside substance abuse disorders, with alcohol being a major factor.[1] Although drinking is never an excuse for committing assault or any other acts of violence, impairment can impact a person’s judgement, perception, and processing abilities. Simple miscommunications or underlying traumas may be exacerbated when…
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