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Author: Mark Diaz

Texas Implied Consent Law and Refusal of Blood Test Requests

Mar 18, 2020
Drivers who have been pulled over on suspicion of intoxicated driving often wonder: Am I required to take a blood test? In Texas, you have two options: either consent to...

Understanding the Conditions of Bail/Bond

Feb 12, 2020
Bail/bond is money a defendant must pay to get released from custody while their case is still making its way through the criminal justice system. Though the terms both have...

Teens and Prescription Drug Possession in Texas: What Parents Need to Know

Jan 9, 2020
The misuse of prescription drugs by teenagers has become a serious public safety problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, young adults are most susceptible to prescription drug...

What to Do If You are Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in Galveston, TX

Dec 4, 2019
Being falsely accused of sexual misconduct is frightening, intimidating and overwhelming. If you are facing false accusations, you need to be ready to take immediate action to protect your rights,...

Drug Charges in Texas: What is Constructive Possession?

Nov 7, 2019
Drug possession is a serious criminal offense. Depending on the substance and the quantity, a defendant accused of drug possession could face felony charges, which carry considerable jail time. In...

Getting the Charges Against You Dropped or Dismissed

Jun 15, 2016
Just because you have been charged with a crime does not mean you are guaranteed to end up with a criminal record. Never assume your case is hopeless or a...

Does Texas Have a Three Strikes Law?

May 15, 2016
When most people hear the term “three strikes law,” they usually think of California, which has been the subject of much controversy over the years. What you may not know...

What Is Parole?

Apr 15, 2016
Watch any crime or legal drama on TV, and you are likely to hear the word “parole.” Many people have a vague idea of what it means, but they aren’t...

Texas’ New Open Carry Law

Mar 15, 2016
You may have heard about Texas House Bill 910, which became effective on January 1, 2016. The new law makes it legal to openly carry handguns in Texas. If you...

Simple Assault Is Not Always So Simple

Feb 15, 2016
When you hear the words “simple assault,” you might picture a scuffle in a bar or a quick fight involving a couple of punches. The phrase doesn’t necessarily sound like...
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