As Houston readers are aware, the recent Occupy protests across the country have resulted in a range of reactions from police and local prosecutors. Compared to some cities, the protests in Houston have been somewhat calm. But now Houston authorities are using more aggressive legal tactics against a number of activists. Police have now arrested seven protestors on the criminal charge of using or possessing a criminal instrument. The "criminal instrument" in question is a PVC pipe used by activists to bind themselves together as police attempt an arrest.
Figuring out the exact circumstances of an arrest on drug charges can be a complicated process. This is frequently because news reports about the arrest are based on the suppositions of police spokespersons or on a vaguely worded police press release. After all, police do wish to present themselves in a favorable light. But that can make an arrest for drug charges seem more conclusive than it really is. With these issues in mind, readers of this blog may be interested to hear of a recent drug case that involves two Texas residents.
Texans who have to deal with drunk driving related charges should have a firm understanding of all the related legal issues. First, a drunk driving related offense can and often does carry serious consequences, which means those facing such charges, in order to receive the best protection, should be aware of all the relevant facts concerning this area of criminal law. One aspect of being charged with such crimes is that sometimes individuals who may have been injured in a drunk driving related accident are eager to see those suspected of drunk driving punished.