Alcohol-related Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Texas

Alcohol-related Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Texas

What does it mean to be alcohol-impaired on Texas roads? First, consider the law. According to Texas state statutes, legal intoxication is when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is measurable at or above 0.08% or the loss of the normal use of one’s mental or...
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...
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...