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THEY DIDN’T READ ME MY RIGHTS!…BUT…DOES IT MATTER?

There is a common misconception about your rights, relating to a person’s “Miranda” rights, and the effect of an officer not reading you Miranda warnings when you are arrested.  Movies and television would have you believe that it is some kind of magic bullet – if they did not read you Miranda warnings, you were […]

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A New Year’s Resolution: Exercise Your Constitutional Rights!

ASSERT YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IN 2019 You may have never been in a position where you needed to flex your constitutional rights.  In fact, many reading this might say: if I am doing nothing wrong, why should I assert my rights?  Won’t this make things harder for me? I can answer that for you real […]

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AFFIRMATIVE LINKS – WHY You Should NOT Plead to Your Friends Drugs!

A common scenario: A driver and two passengers are stopped for a traffic violation. The law enforcement officer thinks he smells the distinct odor of marijuana coming from within your vehicle.  Now, he has all of the passengers on the curb and is tearing apart the inside of your ride.  He finds illegal substances in […]

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In TX can You Legally Shoot & Kill a Shoplifter?

(The short answer is…not unless they somehow injure you in the process of committing the theft, making it a robbery. “During the process of committing the theft” would include while trying to escape with the property.) This question came up in one of our neighbor States in the last few weeks: can a bystander in […]

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