A recent story found that women who work for Uber, Doordash, and other “gig economy” apps face unusual levels of harassment. For example, passengers in Ubers seem to think it is okay to ask female drivers for sex. In fact, this is against the law. 81% of women have experienced sexual harassment.  Do you know…

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In plenty of detective movies and shows, police officers follow a suspect around to find out what they’re doing and where they’re going. But modern police have a much cushier option: they can track you on Google maps by the simple expedient of placing a tracking device on your vehicle.  In the 2012 case United…

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On television, the hero can commit all kinds of assault or even murder and be back to their normal lives next week just because they say they were acting in self-defense. Real life is quite a bit more complicated. That’s not to say that self-defense can’t be used as a criminal defense in a Texas…

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Once you are arrested, you will have a bail hearing. During this hearing, a judge will set bail, or decide whether you may be released on personal recognizance. Personal recognizance means that you’re offering a promise to return for your court date.  Most people will have to pay some sort of cash bail. By law,…

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We’ve all seen the television shows where police officers read Miranda rights to the people they arrest. Yet Miranda rights, which are really just a restating of your 5th Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination, are wildly misunderstood. Yet they are also your most important weapon in the fight to remain free of long-term criminal consequences…

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You show up at an ex-lover’s house when you’ve been asked to stay away. You follow them or send gifts. You text them relentlessly and message them on Facebook. Are you guilty of stalking? In Houston, TX, you just might be. Here’s how Texas stalking law works, and what we can do if you’ve been…

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