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You can defend yourself against false allegations of drug use

You live in a wealthy area, and you have no need to be on drugs or to sell them. You know that not everyone is like you, though, which is why you didn't think twice about a friend riding in your vehicle with marijuana. You didn't think much about it then, but now you've been pulled over and accused of a drug crime.

State legislature to consider criminal justice reform

Texas residents who believe that sometimes the current criminal justice system does not always feel so just are not alone. A survey conducted on behalf of the Texas Smart-on-Crime Coalition shows strong support for some changes. Interestingly, many of the changes evaluated in the survey are actually being considered by the state legislature currently.

What are the penalties for DWI in TX?

In Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is taken very seriously by law enforcement. Not only can drunk driving lead to serious physical injury or even death for yourself and others, it can also result in significant legal reprisal. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you could face many years in jail, exorbitant fines and a lengthy revocation of your driving privileges.

Synthetic drugs carry serious criminal penalties in Texas

Many young people purchase synthetic drugs because they believe that these substances, often sold in stores and online, are safer than traditional street drugs. Many people also mistakenly believe that these drugs are legal, when, in fact, they are not.

What are the penalties for boating while intoxicated in Texas?

Driving a boat while intoxicated is a crime in Texas. According to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the law about this is found within the Water Safety Act. You would be considered under the influence if you have a .08 or higher blood alcohol level. In general, you will be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor for a BWI. If you are involved in an accident while under the influence and someone dies as a result, you can be convicted of a second-degree felony.

What are the different types of identity theft?

As technology becomes more and more prevalent in people’s lives, crimes like identity theft have been on the rise in recent years. Identity theft is taken very seriously in Houston, and can sometimes lead to lengthy jail terms, exorbitant fines and other penalties. Additionally, there are many different types of identity theft, as illustrated by the items below.

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