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October 2014 Archives

Texas bus driver charged for DWI

A female bus driver in Texas was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Oct. 17. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. at the intersection of South Quinlan Park Road and Merlene Drive in Austin. The arrest happened after a homeowner in Steiner Ranch reported the 61-year-old woman for running over a mailbox, crashing into multiple tree branches and erratic driving. The woman had been employed as a Leander ISD school bus driver for five years.

Are there any defenses to drug possession charges?

The Texas Controlled Substances Act makes it illegal to possess certain controlled or illicit drugs. There are four different categories of illegal drugs under state law; marijuana is classified separately, constituting a fifth class. Prosecutors have the burden of proof in criminal cases; they are required to prove the elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

2 charged in Texas drug raid

Two Texas individuals are facing drug-related charges, and one or both may also face charges linked to counterfeiting. The 35-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were taken into custody on Sept. 23. Citizens had complained to authorities about drugs being sold at their residence in Dayton, and the Liberty County Sheriff Department's Criminal Interdiction Unit executed the search warrant.

District attorney candidates propose marijuana decriminalization

A fight for district attorney in Harris County has resulted in both candidates announcing measures that will decriminalize possession of marijuana in small quantities, although the plans put forth show fundamental differences. The decriminalization was first proposed in August by a democratic challenger to the district attorney's seat. On Oct. 1, the current DA announced that a six-month pilot program would begin on Oct. 6, reportedly allowing first-time offenders the chance to avoid prosecution if they are found with less than two ounces of marijuana.

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