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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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Harris County Abandons Faulty Roadside Drug Tests

On December 8, 2016, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release announcing that District 5 Patrol deputies were credited with arresting and charging a 24-year-old Cypress man and seizing nearly a half a pound of methamphetamine when a bag was found with small clear, blue and gold colored “nuggets” that tested positive in…
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State Agency Already Investigating More Than 150 Improper Student-Teacher Relationships

After the Texas Education Agency (TEA) opened a record 222 investigations into inappropriate student-teacher relationships during the 2015-16 fiscal year, the San Antonio Express-News reported on April 17 that the TEA has already opened 159 cases so far in the 2016-17 school year. The Austin American-Statesman found a total of 893 cases were opened from…
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Houston DWI Attorney Explains Your Rights During a DWI Stop

According to a Texas news outlet, a Bexar County teenager was arrested and charged with DWI and felony evading arrest following a 2014 traffic stop. According to reports, the teen was pulled over, asked to exit her vehicle, and was immediately handcuffed. While handcuff the teen was subjected to several field sobriety tests. Additionally, she…
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