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Family Violence Assault and Its Consequences

Domestic assault is any type of physical abuse or violence that occurs between people in an intimate relationship, family members, or household members. The State of Texas does not have a separate law for domestic assault. Instead, the general statute for ‘assault’ is applied to domestic disputes.  The collateral consequences are more far-reaching if the…
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Consequences of a First DWI Offense in Texas

Driving while intoxicated (DWI)  is one of the most aggressively punished offenses in the state of Texas. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, however, since the crime is more common than a person would expect. According to the latest statistics published by the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 671 drunk driving deaths…
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Controlled Substances – No, Everyone’s Not Doing Them

Post by Brooke Price  According to the Texas Arrest Data report published by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a large percentage of all criminal arrests in Texas are drug possession charges. There are many factors that affect the consequences that you may face, such as drug category, intent to distribute, penalty group, and prescription…
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THC is Still a Felony

Although cannabis laws are changing across the nation and the use of marijuana products has entered mainstream media, it is still illegal to possess and distribute marijuana in Texas. Marijuana offenses can carry a wide range of consequences, and it’s important to know what you may face if you are caught with the drug. THC…
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The Damage Caused by Methamphetamine Continues

According to a 2019 report by the Addiction Research Institute with sources from DEA field divisions, methamphetamine usage is the top drug threat in Texas. There were over 12,000 treatment admissions and almost 1,000 deaths caused by methamphetamine across the state. Although monitoring programs and treatment plans have been established, methamphetamine usage is still a…
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Don’t Get the Gift of a DWI This Holiday Season

The holidays can evoke a range of emotions in people, from excitement to sadness. Factor in the continuing uncertainty due to Covid and the possibility for Christmas and New Year’s parties, and those emotions are likely to run high. During the period from Thanksgiving to New Year, law enforcement is out and looking for intoxicated…
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Don’t let Holidays at Home Spell Trouble

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 Years day. With the pandemic easing a bit, and gatherings and festivities increasing this…
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DWI with a Child Passenger

 A Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge in Texas can carry serious consequences.  It is important to know that these consequences may be elevated if there is a child passenger in your vehicle. According to Texas Penal Code section 49.045, an individual can be charged with a DWI with a Child Passenger in Texas if he…
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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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