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Houston Area DAs Still Unclear About Legal Hemp

Houston Area DAs Still Unclear About Legal Hemp Hemp is a strain of the cannabis plant that has been grown and used for its fiber since before human civilization existed. The plant’s strong fiber can be used to create paper, textiles, clothes, food, and fuel among other things but has only this year been made legal to cultivate and exploit. The Texas legislature has passed HB 1325 to create laws that will allow farmers to grow hemp and while some… Read more

When Is an Online Solicitation Sting Entrapment?

When Is an Online Solicitation Sting Entrapment? The internet offers us a variety of ways to communicate with others. Unfortunately, it has also become a tool used by law enforcement to catch criminals. Online solicitation stings designed by undercover police officers are becoming more common in the state of Texas. Many of these operations result in numerous arrests and convictions such as the undercover sting that lead to the arrest of 13 people… Read more

What to Do If You’re Falsely Accused of Rape

What to Do If You’re Falsely Accused of Rape False sexual assault allegations are extremely rare, but they do happen. The rise of the Me Too Movement has empowered many women to face sexual predators. Unfortunately, it’s also led to a surge of sexual assault allegations. It seems many rape accusations are falling into the “court of public opinion,” making it much more difficult. Many men have suffered due to false rape allegations. Chris Hardwick,… Read more

Vaping Can Land You with Felony Charges in Texas

Vaping Can Land You with Felony Charges in Texas The consumption of cannabis has evolved over the last ten years. Many have turned to the use of THC concentrates instead of traditional smoking. These concentrates are created from marijuana by pressing the resin that collects on the plant’s flowers. They can be used in a vaping e-pen, “dabbing,” edibles and more. Vaping marijuana concentrates may have taken the world by storm, but Texas law still… Read more

What Is Private Prosecution in Regards to Shoplifting?

What Is Private Prosecution in Regards to Shoplifting? Attorney Matt Horak gave his views on “Private Prosecution”, a loss prevention measure that major retailers are implementing to monitor shoplifting. If a shoplifter is caught in the act, a retailer can have them sign a Civil Demand Letter that says they will not be prosecuted. However, they must agree to compensate that store anywhere from $200-$1000. Many shoplifting crimes are under or near $200.… Read more

Client Testimonial | Houston Criminal & DWI Defense

In this video, we hear from one of Matt's clients who was accused of family assault violence. Read more

What is Premises Liability Law?

Premises Liability Law governs property owners and businesses to make sure that they keep their premises at their business or property safe for the public. They need to make sure that there’s no obvious danger on the property. They also need to make sure that there’s no previously reported incidents that they haven’t taken care of, and so if a property owner knows that they haven’t done something that… Read more

Client Testimonial | Online Solicitation

"Before I was arrested, I was doing sales for over ten years. Six figure job, expense account, car -- your typical perks of sales. And, that all went away in an instant..."  Read more

What is Product Liability Law?

Product liability law covers companies or people that manufacture, design, and test products that are put out in the market for the public. They have to make sure that these items are safe, whether it’s for consumption, whether it’s a tool, whether it’s any type of product that’s used in a household or in a business. They need to make sure that the public is not going to be harmed by a product that… Read more

What does Product Liability Cover?

Product liability covers the rules that companies, manufacturers, designers have to follow whenever they decide that they want to put a product out into public space. They have to make sure that it’s designed well, that it’s manufactured with the right products, and that it’s tested so that people don’t get hurt. That can be anywhere from toys, to drugs, to food, to cars, to tires, anything that could… Read more
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