Drug possession is a serious criminal charge in Texas and carries a wide range of punishments from probation to lengthy prison sentences. For possession of more than two ounces but less than four ounces, the penalty is a fine of … Continued
Texas law distinguishes between different types of assault charges—some are more or less severe than others. Simple Assault According to the Texas Penal Code (Section 22), a person has committed assault when he or she Intentionally and knowingly threatens to … Continued
As you enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with family or friends, be thankful that you don’t have to make some extra food for mandatory guests, as a Canton, Ohio woman will find herself doing this Thursday. Earlier this month, Valerie Rodgers, … Continued
One of the outcomes of November’s election was a Washington state referendum legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for individuals aged 21 years and older. In response to the new law, some Washington county prosecutors began dropping … Continued
Spend enough time on Sixth Street, and you’re bound to see at least a few PI arrests: almost 3000 Austinites have been charged with Public Intoxication since the beginning of 2011. Based on the name of the crime, that might … Continued
Underage drinking is a major problem in Texas and costs the state around $5.5 billion annually. A study of secondary schools in Texas concluded that 68 percent of students reported lifetime use of alcohol, 33 percent reported current use, 23 percent say they binge drink, and 68 percent claimed it was easy to obtain alcohol.