Legalization of marijuana versus decriminalization of marijuana

 The debate about the decriminalization of marijuana possession has reached Texas.  Last week governor Rick Perry made public comments that he supports the idea of decriminalization of marijuana to some degree.  Within a few days, the elected district attorney of Harris County Texas made similar comments.  These comments have sparked the interest of citizens and Houston defense lawyers…. Read more »

Saving Your License After a DUI Arrest: You Only Have 15 Days

If you were recently arrested for driving while intoxicated in Texas, your driver’s license was probably confiscated in the process—as is standard procedure. Fortunately, you have the right to contest the impending suspension by scheduling an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing within two weeks of your arrest. More specifically, the Texas Department of Public Safety will follow… Read more »

What are the Penalties for Resisting Arrest in Texas?

What are the Penalties for Resisting Arrest in Texas?

If you’ve been accused of resisting or evading arrest in Texas, it’s important to understand that you could be facing some stiff legal penalties. According to Texas Penal Code § 38.03, resisting arrest is defined as the act of preventing or obstructing a peace officer from executing an arrest or search through the use of force. Under… Read more »

Can the Police Take a Blood Sample Without My Consent?

In the state of Texas, all drivers are subject to what is known as the “implied consent” law. This law states that anyone who maintains a valid driver’s license must comply with chemical testing when a police officer is reasonably suspicious that they have been driving while intoxicated (DWI). While an officer cannot legally compel you to… Read more »