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Prosecutors dismiss cases because of inadequate testing

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Jul 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new Texas law will make it legal to farm hemp, which is defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC. However, there is currently no way to determine how much THC is in a given product. A lack of sufficient testing has resulted in 235 cases being dropped in Tarrant County since June 10. The Dall...

Domestic violence and legal complexities

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Jun 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Texas and across the United States, domestic violence is unfortunately a common occurrence. An act of domestic violence takes place when a family member commits a violent act against another person in the household. Harming a child and abusing a spouse are two examples of domestic violence. Th...

Texas deputy facing drug and bribery charges

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Jun 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Bexar County Sheriff's Office corporal who worked in the county jail's detention unit has been taken into custody and charged with drug possession, drug possession with the intent to distribute and bribery. He was transferred to a detention facility in another county to avoid a conflict of inte...

Low-carb diets could lead to false breath test results

Posted by Matthew Maddox | May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Texas residents who are trying to lose weight often turn to diets low in carbohydrates because they cause the body to go into a metabolic condition known as ketosis. Without carbohydrates, stores of glucose are depleted quickly and the liver begins to burn fat to provide the body with energy. Whi...

Twin brothers face drunk driving charges

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Apr 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A pair of Texas twin brothers are facing charges of drunk driving after a car accident on Sunday, Apr. 21. Two deputies were attending to a crash on Beltway 8 at Galveston Road when they faced another crash. In the original accident, a 19-year-old woman was killed after her car was hit by a toll ...

Is graffiti a minor charge?

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Apr 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ongoing debate over whether graffiti should be considered art has not made any strides in making the act any less illegal. According to Texas law, defacing a property owner's land without their permission is a crime. Many people believe that these charges are minor. However, that's not always...

Is it better or worse to remain silent?

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Apr 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first police officer phrase to come to your mind is probably, “You have the right to remain silent.” But, in reality, should that right really be taken? If you find yourself being arrested, you'll probably be inclined to explain your side of the story. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't...

What is a drug free zone in Texas?

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Apr 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Texas and other states around the country establish drug free zones for a sole purpose: Protect children from exposure to drug distribution and drug use. While the intentions are good in nature, many individuals suffer harsher penalties after an arrest. Additionally, many people are unaware of wh...

Young people are arrested more than older adults

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Mar 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new study from the RAND Corporation shows that young adults under the age of 26 are far more likely to be arrested than people in older generations. These alarming arrest rates are accompanied by lower rates of employment, lower income and less of a chance of being married. These findings come ...

Can you get a DWI for driving while hungover?

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Jan 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Waking up after a night out drinking can be painful. However, the situation can get much worse for people who drive before their blood alcohol content (BAC) is back down to zero. Drivers who get in a vehicle while hungover might receive a “day after DUI.” Day after DUIs received their name, becau...

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