There are several types of homicide charges in Texas. Murder and manslaughter aren’t the only differences you need to worry about. If your alleged actions led to the death of another human being, you could be charged with: 1st Degree Murder 2nd Degree Murder  Capital Murder Manslaughter Intoxication Manslaughter Criminally negligent homicide Here’s what you…

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Doctors who perform an abortion in Texas, anyone who furnishes the means for an abortion, or anyone who assists or causes an abortion, now face life in prison and a $100,000 fine. The change is due to a trigger law that went into effect once Roe v. Wade was overturned in Dobbs v. Jackson earlier…

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Houston has a new ordinance requiring bars, nightclubs, “sexually oriented businesses,” gambling businesses, and convenience stores to not only install outdoor security cameras, but to share security camera data with police officers. The cameras must surveil not just the stores, but the surrounding areas as well.  Police officers do not have to obtain a warrant…

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It is the job of every criminal defense lawyer to defend their clients to the best of their ability, regardless of guilt or innocence. Having a defense lawyer is your constitutional right, and your lawyer is ethically bound to provide the best defense possible given your specific circumstances.  Yet that isn’t the only reason why…

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If you are suspected of driving while intoxicated (DWI), Texas police officers will generally ask you to take a breathalyzer test. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is found to be at 0.08 percent or above, then you will be arrested. You do have a choice about whether to take the test, but refusing to…

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If you’ve been accused of theft here in Houston, then our team can help. There are multiple defenses we can use to help you defend this charge.  We may use these at trial, or we may use these while attempting to negotiate your charges with a prosecutor.  #1) Lack of Intent According to Texas Penal…

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Last year a Houston police officer was arrested for murder after a botched no-knock raid. The charge was dismissed, but the story does demonstrate that no-knock warrants are in use in Houston, and that they sometimes lead to tragic deaths. No-knock warrants are legal in Texas. They give police the right to search a home…

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The patchwork of marijuana laws that occur from state-to-state and at the federal level can make cannabis a confusing subject. It’s possible to get into a great deal of trouble if you make assumptions. Here’s what you need to know about Houston’s marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Medical marijuana is available to people who have the…

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As of September 1, 2021, the laws surrounding solicitation of prostitution have changed in Texas. It is a felony, just like prostitution is. Both prostitution and solicitation of prostitution are covered under TX Penal Code 43.02-43.03. A party is guilty of these crimes if one “knowingly offers to receive or solicit another in a public…

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