You probably already know that a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge in Texas can come with some serious legal consequences. You could end up with an ignition interlock device you have to blow in to every time you start your car. You will probably also have to pay expensive court fees and fines, and even spend time in jail. In addition, you may have to meet with a probation officer in your hometown of Plano at least once a month for two or more years.
People trying to make marijuana extracts, particularly butane hash oil, often end up making the news. The reason is because failure to adhere to safety best practices for this process can result in a dangerous and dramatic explosion. When that happens, the person making the butane hash oil could face serious criminal charges related both to the marijuana extracts and to the property damage that resulted. Insurance may not cover the explosion because it resulted from illegal activity.
You might think drunk driving is dangerous, but what about strapping a wicker basket to a gas flame thrower and shooting heat into a giant balloon that lifts you up into the sky. To make matters worse, get high on Valium, cold and allergy meds and opioids before inviting 15 people to fly through the air with you.
Your home is your safe place and your sanctuary. You deserve to have basic privacy within your own space. For many Americans, the idea of an unwarranted search of their home is repugnant. However, it happens more often than people would like to think. Law enforcement often depend on people not understanding their rights to gain entry to a home and find incriminating evidence.
You never thought you'd face criminal charges, but now that day has come. The police accused you of shoplifting. What started out as a simple trip to the mall has turned into one of the worst days of your life.
Many people think of criminal charges with regard to the immediate impacts. They think about the arrest and the time in jail. The money that has to come out for bail and the impending court case come to mind.
If you are facing drug possession charges after the Dallas police conducted a search and seizure, the main questions you should be asking is whether or not law enforcement officers followed protocol during the process. In other words, was the search and seizure illegal? The fact is, searches and seizures are subject to both rules and exceptions that are laid out in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.
In general, resisting arrest refers to any action that a suspect takes that makes completing an arrest or investigation more difficult on police officers. You might think that resisting arrest means you ran from the cops or put up a fight while they were trying to cuff you. The reality is that even if you respond in a way an officer deems to be too slow, it could lead to a charge for resisting arrest. Furthermore, you do not actually have to be under arrest or a suspect for an officer to charge you with resisting.
In Texas, assault by choking or impeding breath is a felony offense that could land you in prison. Fortunately, if you have been falsely accused, there are some things the medical providers and police will look for to make sure the alleged victim is telling the truth. Here are a few signs that may indicate your innocence or other evidence they may seek to pursue criminal charges.
Imagine that you're involved in the drug scene with some friends. You don't normally make purchases or sell drugs, but occasionally are there when they do. Oddly, someone tells you they want you to hand over some drugs to someone else to make an exchange.