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Can You Get a Texas DWI from (Legal) Prescription Use?

In a recent post, we explained that someone who uses marijuana can be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), just as someone can get a DWI from alcohol. Further, we talked about how certain procedural issues are different for a cannabis-related DWI, but the seriousness of the charge is no different.

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How is a Marijuana DWI Different from an Alcohol DWI in Texas?

Most of us understand that Texas law prohibits driving while intoxicated (DWI) due to alcohol. We’re familiar with the idea that law enforcement may pull someone over and ask them to agree to a breath test to determine if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is over the legal limit of 0.08.

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Marijuana Use, Mental Illness, and Developing Brains

As marijuana and cannabis laws ease across the country, more people and adolescents are using pot. While using or possessing cannabis in Texas is still illegal, use is definitely rising. But a big concern for many professionals is the link between marijuana use and violence, including domestic violence, and its effect on young people and their developing brains.

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The Downside of Marijuana Use

We all have a stereotype about pot users in our head – the chill, laidback stoner who eats Cheetos when the “munchies” hit and floats gently through life. Unfortunately, marijuana use may prove more complicated than we think, with unexpected short and long-term problems. While the legalization of marijuana across the country hasn’t necessarily led to a steep increase in casual pot use, the number of heavy users has recently increased.

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Is There a Connection Between Marijuana Use and Domestic Violence?

For most of us, the comedic stereotypical image of a marijuana user is someone who is blissed out while smoking with a few friends—probably spouting some metaphysical gibberish and having a bad case of the munchies. However, recent advocates say that the harmless “Peace Love” hippie stoner went out with the lava lamp.

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College-Age Child Arrested for Marijuana in Weatherford: How Can You Help?

If your college-age child is arrested for marijuana charges in Texas, you’re undoubtedly concerned about what may happen and how this will affect their future. It’s important to remember that your child is innocent until proven guilty, but an experienced criminal attorney can give them the best options for a successful outcome in their case.

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First DWI - What To Expect

Texas Law prohibits “driving while intoxicated” (DWI). If you have been arrested for a DWI, we understand you have many questions about what comes next, and we’ll begin to answer some of those below.

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What to Do - and Not to Do - on Social Media After an Arrest

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, with many users regularly sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly without giving much thought to where that information could end up.

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The New “Permitless Carry” Law—What You Need to Know

Under a new state law that takes effect on September 1, 2021, adults 21 years and older will be allowed to have “permitless carry” of guns in Texas: They can carry firearms either openly in a holster or conceal them. And, if in the past, you had a previous conviction for unlawful carrying of a gun, you can now petition the court to have that conviction removed from your record.

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