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How Can Rehab Affect My Drug Possession Charge?

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In the state of Texas, all forms of drug possession charges can majorly affect your personal life with serious consequences. Whether it is a misdemeanor or a more severe charge, being found in possession of any illegal prescription medication, marijuana, or other controlled substances will result in harsh penalties in Texas counties. Choosing to go to a rehabilitation center, however, can change your punishment and conviction for the better. What Will Rehab Do for My…
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Can the City Put a Placard on My Door Due to Habitual Criminal Activity?

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Are Dallas police able to mark your home or business to warn others that habitual crime takes place there? A newly proposed ordinance would allow it. The ordinance is part of a set of changes the Dallas Police Department is pushing to help better combat crime in problem areas. The process is called nuisance abatement, and would work something like this: If five abatable crimes – thinks like trespassing, prostitution, gambling, drug transactions, arson or…
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What Would It Mean If Texas Decriminalized Marijuana?

If House Bill 81 becomes law, marijuana advocates in Texas will have achieved their greatest victory yet – statewide decriminalization of the drug. Shaun McAlister, the leader of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) believes that the political and social climate is now in a place where the change has a real shot at making it through the House and Senate. Others, like retired Texas Department…
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Are Texas Drug Laws Headed for Statewide Changes?

Texas was not involved in the green wave that swept the United States last election, when several states legalized marijuana. But given that marijuana legalization has reached an all-time high (pardon the pun) in popularity, it is not too much of a stretch to assume that lawmakers are looking into legalization – or, at the very least, decriminalization – in our state. A total of five different bills have been filed in the state capitol…
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You Can Face Serious Penalties for Possession of Prescription Drugs

One of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States is prescription drug overdose. Naturally, Texas police are very concerned with the proliferation of prescription drugs. They are taken very seriously, and there are many charges you can face as a result of prescription drugs. This is true even if you have a prescription. Crimes Involving Prescription Drugs Possession of prescription drugs without a lawful prescription Obtaining prescription drugs through fraudulent activity Forgery…
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Defenses Against Possession of Drugs with Intent to Deliver

Drug possession with intent to deliver charges are taken very seriously in Texas, and depending on the evidence, you may be facing up to 99 years in prison, in addition to the loss of your license, ineligibility for federal student aid and massive fines. Courts may consider any or all of the following when deciding whether to convict on charges of possession with intent to deliver: The amount of contraband in the defendant’s possession Possession…
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Can I Be Arrested for Possession Prescription Drugs?

The state of Texas takes any drug possession very seriously. Prescription drug possession is a particularly high priority for any local law enforcement because even prescribed drugs can be dangerous and can lead to an overdose. Truthfully, you could even face criminal charges when the prescription drug is yours and was written for a medically valid cause. For example, you could face charges for the following: Driving under the influence of a prescription drug, even…
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