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Quick Guide to Texas Drug-Free Zones

The state of Texas has established drug-free zones across the state. These zones are designated as special areas where drug activity is strictly prohibited. Getting caught with drugs within one of these zones can result in enhanced punishments. This is because these zones are considered areas where drugs have the potential to be especially harmful to the […]

Written by on April 29, 2015

Getting Busted with Pot in Texas Will Cost You.. Even if You’re a Minor

Getting caught with marijuana in Texas is a big deal. Texas arrests more people for marijuana possession each year than any other state in the U.S. Minors who are charged with marijuana-related offenses may face severe legal consequences. However, minors may be able to take advantage of legal defenses that can reduce the severity of these legal […]

Written by on April 23, 2015

Drug Penalties by Weight: Am I Going to Jail?

In Texas, a person who is found to be in possession of drugs can face varying penalties based on the amount of drugs they have. These penalties are determined based on the type and weight of the drugs. For example, a small amount of marijuana may be classified as a misdemeanor but several pounds of […]

Written by on April 15, 2015

Drug Paraphernalia 101: You May Be Guilty and Not Even Know It

The term drug paraphernalia covers a huge range of products. Basically, if an item can help a person to take, make or hide a drug, it can be considered drug paraphernalia. The official definition under federal law sets out the ground rule that the item must be “primarily intended or designed” for using, manufacturing, or hiding illegal drugs, […]

Written by on April 8, 2015

Can Police Tap My Phone? They Can When…

The traditional image of a tapped phone line probably brings to mind an old-fashioned landline – a phone you might still have at home or at work. But today’s tapping brings in modern technology, from email to smartphones to tablets to the GPS that works on all those mobile devices. In any instance, your privacy […]

Written by on November 26, 2014

Does Expungement Really Work?

Expungement is a legal term that has a rather simple meaning – it means that a court process has sealed a criminal conviction so that the public doesn’t have access to it. If you have any former convictions on felonies or misdemeanors, having your case or cases expunged is usually considered a good tactical move. Particularly if your offenses […]

Written by on November 19, 2014

3 Types of Mortgage Fraud

Once the nationwide shock over the collapse of the real estate and mortgage markets subsided, federal and state officials began to see an increase in complaints of mortgage fraud. The Federal Bureau of Investigation noted that those involved in the planning and execution of mortgage fraud schemes included: Mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders Real estate appraisers Mortgage underwriters […]

Written by on February 26, 2014

Phishing: Jail is Just a Click Away

The popularity of conducting consumer and other financial transactions through the Internet has led to an increase in Internet fraud. Texas has one of the strictest Internet fraud laws in the country to target phishing and other criminal activities that attempt to gain access to an individual’s confidential personal information to use in committing other crimes.   […]

Written by on February 24, 2014