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Fentanyl—An Increasing Area of Focus for Texas Law Enforcement

According to Texas officials, 92% of Texas opioid overdoses of those 0-17 in 2020 involved a synthetic opioid such as fentanyl. Fentanyl is an opioid, but it’s 50 times stronger than heroin, so it’s fatal in even small doses—as little as two milligrams.

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Can a Cell Phone Video of Your Arrest Help Your Criminal Defense?

Until recently, if someone was arrested, there was no record of the arrest beyond what the police included in an official report. If there were problems with the arrest, the defendant could argue their case, but it wasn’t easy to prove anything—even if there were eyewitnesses. However, the proliferation of video cameras in recent years has changed the game.

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Extreme DWI in Texas

Being arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be scary enough, but facing an extreme DWI charge in Texas can be downright terrifying. An extreme DWI, also called a felony DWI, means an increased risk of lengthy jail time, higher fines, and other serious consequences to your daily life.

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How to Help an Adult Child Arrested in Texas for DWI

One of the worst calls you can get as a parent is the call from a child telling you they’ve been arrested. Even if it’s your adult child involved in a DWI arrest, you want to help in any way you can. It’s important not to panic and to remember that your child is innocent until proven guilty.

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The Major Differences Between Texas and Federal Marijuana Laws

Across the U.S., cannabis laws are changing rapidly. While possessing cannabis was once illegal under federal law and the law of all 50 states, times have changed. Now, recreational cannabis use is legal in 19 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam.

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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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