Category: Texas Laws

What’s the Deal with CBD in Houston? [Infographic]

Texas CBD Laws

With the recent passing of House Bill 1325,  laws are changing in terms of the production of hemp and hemp-derived products in Texas, such as CBD oil.  Before you get too far ahead of yourself, however, familiarize yourself with what CBD is,  what the new bill covers, and what is still very much illegal here… Read more »

Texas Felonies and Misdemeanors Explained

Many people know that felonies are for more serious crimes and misdemeanors are for less serious crimes, but it’s uncommon for people to know the details that are involved with the various crimes.  Read our infographic below to learn about Texas’ way of punishing these offenses: Texas Felonies and Misdemeanors

What is BAC?

Blood Alcohol Content

BAC Explained BAC is the percentage of alcohol in your blood. BAC testing estimates the level of a person’s alcohol intoxication. In simple terms, the higher the BAC number, the greater the impairment. Are you curious as to how many drinks it really rakes to reach the legal limit? Try our BAC calculator for an… Read more »

Some Common DWI Enhancements in Texas

DWI Enhancements in Texas

Prosecutors always bring the most aggressive charges that the facts can possibly support, mostly to obtain leverage during pretrial settlement negotiations. So, it is very common for DWI charges to include one or more enhancements. Here are some of the ones we see most frequently. Open Container This infraction is technically a separate offense and… Read more »

The Texas DWI-Drugs Two Step

Texas DWI-Drugs Two Step

A growing number of people are arrested for driving under the influence of prescription painkillers, over-the-counter sleep aids, and other legal drugs. While it is legal to take these substances in Texas, provided that one has a prescription if needed, it is illegal to drive under the influence of these drugs under Texas Penal Code… Read more »

A Quick Guide To DWI And Pretrial Release

A Quick Guide To DWI And Pretrial Release

Until the mid-1990s, many officers did not bother to arrest suspected impaired drivers. Instead, they issued citations or simply sent them on their way with a “go forth and sin no more.” But today’s Texas law does not sanction either outcome, and arrests are now mandatory in these cases. States are largely on their own… Read more »