Jury Trials during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jury Trials during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jury Trials During COVID-19. In the spring of 2020, the novel coronavirus began impacting the United States. Before long, it ensnared US citizens with COVID-19, as it had done in other countries around the world and established itself as a full-blown pandemic. It has...
Understanding Probation Violations in Texas

Understanding Probation Violations in Texas

You were convicted of a crime. But the court saw fit to sentence you with probation, so you could have a chance to learn from your mistakes and to do better. But you ended up in violation of your probation and are now faced with a new dilemma. If you don’t want to...
Clean Up Your Act

Clean Up Your Act

A criminal record can significantly affect your reputation and your future. Having a criminal record can impact every aspect of your life, from insurance rates to employment, credit to housing options. Sometimes it is possible for individuals to clear their records...
Will To-go Alcohol Sales Become Permanent in Texas?

Will To-go Alcohol Sales Become Permanent in Texas?

The novel coronavirus that emerged in the spring of 2020 has persisted, causing an increase in cases of the COVID-19 upper-respiratory tract disease. As a full-blown pandemic, it continues to spread and wreak havoc on the way of life of people all over the world....
Understanding Texas Drug Free Zones

Understanding Texas Drug Free Zones

The laws of the state of Texas, officially called the Texas Statutes, are passed by the Texas Legislature during biennial sessions. They are published in terms of codes which are classified according to various topics, including that of health and safety. The Texas...
First-Time Offender Programs in Texas

First-Time Offender Programs in Texas

Being charged with a crime is a scary and overwhelming event that might result in a devastating legal sentence; but you may be able to get a second chance to avoid some of the life-altering consequences and impacts of a conviction. First-time offender programs are...
Controlled Substances and the Texas Controlled Substance Act

Controlled Substances and the Texas Controlled Substance Act

Controlled Substances and the Texas Controlled Substance Act There are certain drugs that are classified as controlled substances. But why is one drug considered to be a controlled substance, while another is not? And how are controlled substances regarded according...
One for the Road: Open Container Laws in Texas

One for the Road: Open Container Laws in Texas

Impaired driving due to alcohol use has been a problem in the United States for years. Because so many injuries and fatalities occur due to people driving while intoxicated, the federal government has laws on the books that assign harsh penalties for the crime....
The Stone(d) Cold Truth: Marijuana vs. Hemp in Texas

The Stone(d) Cold Truth: Marijuana vs. Hemp in Texas

Marijuana and hemp are two different varieties of the species of plant called Cannabis sativa. They are cultivated for different reasons. Marijuana is considered a drug and is cultivated for recreational use and medicinal preparations; while hemp is cultivated for...
Cannabis and the Texas Compassionate Use Act

Cannabis and the Texas Compassionate Use Act

In recent years, laws concerning cannabis have changed significantly across the United States. While Texas historically has had some of the most stringent cannabis-related laws, things have been changing in the state. One of the more recent changes to the law came in...