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What is online solicitation of a minor?

We have a lot of cases that are “online solicitation of a minor.” These involve local police agencies that get together and put fake advertisements in local media. This includes online, in the Houston back page, it can be in Craigslist or social media applications. They set up a profile where they are over 18…
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How Does the New Open Carry Law in Texas Work?

The new open carry law in Texas says that is someone has a concealed handgun license, they can carry a weapon on their hip or on their shoulder. Anyone that decides to purchase a handgun should definitely get training on how to use the handgun. From safety training, how to keep the weapon locked up…
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What is my car accident settlement worth?

When we’re evaluating car wreck settlements, we look at several different factors. We look at medical damages, we look at pain and suffering, we look at whether or not our client is going to need ongoing medical treatment. We need to also look at the extent of the negligence exhibited by the other party. If…
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What should I do if the police pull me over and search my car?

If you know that a police officer is trying to pull you over, you should immediately find the safest place you can to pull over. Make sure it is well lit and it is in a safe area. But you should definitely pull over and definitely comply with the officer’s instructions. You don’t necessarily have…
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What are the penalties for marijuana possession in Texas?

Despite some other states and their laws that have legalized marijuana, in Texas marijuana is still illegal. You’re still going to get arrested. The most crucial and direct consequence of a marijuana conviction is a driver’s license suspension. If you’re over 21, it’s a six­ month suspension. If you’re under 21, it’s a year. If you’re driving under…
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How do I know if there is a warrant for my arrest?

Usually, people will know there’s a warrant for their arrest because they will receive letters in the mail from bail bonding companies. At this point, it is important to call an attorney immediately, talk about what’s going on, and then contact the bonding company. You and your attorney will give them information on what they…
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What should I do if I am contacted by the police?

You should respectfully tell the police that you would like to speak with an attorney before you talk with them. After that, contact an attorney as soon as possible. If you don’t, the consequences can be extremely serious and saying something wrong can result in a lot of trouble. Oftentimes when an officer is making…
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