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July 2015 Archives

Repeat, first-time offenders both have right to criminal defense

It is well known that when it comes to addressing the problem of drunken driving, one of the biggest challenges is with repeat offenders.  While most people who face DUI charges are able to learn from the experience and avoid involvement charges in the future, there are some who continue to offend even after paying severe penalties.

Woman’s death a potent reminder of flaws in justice system

Texas readers may have heard about the recent case involving Sandra Bland, a woman who died in her jail cell after she was arrested for refusing to cooperate with a police officer’s investigation of an alleged failure to signal for a lane change. Whether the officer suspected she was intoxicated or high isn’t known, but that has not been the focus of the case.

New Texas synthetic drug law addresses shortcomings in 2011 law, P.2

In our last post, we began speaking about a measure recently passed by Texas lawmakers that seeks to address the problem of synthetic marijuana throughout the state. In particular, the measure was intended to address a limitation in a previously passed law, under which prosecutors were unable to secure convictions for the sale, manufacture and use of synthetic cannabinoids.

New Texas synthetic drug law addresses shortcomings in 2011 law

Texas readers who have been paying attention to the news know that there has been a spate of hospitalizations in recent weeks in connection with the use of synthetic marijuana. Out in Austin, there have been at least 170 hospitalizations, and a number of other hospitalizations have occurred in other areas.

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