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Harris County Misdemeanor Marijuana Policy – Do you qualify?

The long awaited change has come to Harris County! If law enforcement finds you in possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, you will now be given the option to take a 4-hour class on cognitive decision making instead of going to jail. The class costs $150. The marijuana will be seized and logged into […]

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In TX Possession of Adderall IS NOT a Felony Anymore (at least for now…)

Texas Drug Law History & The Texas Health & Safety Code Texas has had a unique history in classifying substances people consume to alter their consciousness. The most recent evolution of Texas Drug Law has come in the form of the Penalty Groups outlined in the Texas Health and Safety Code (HSC).  Beginning in 1989, Section […]

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In TX, Openly Carrying Handgun Subjects You to Police Seizure

There has been some debate about the implications on openly carrying a firearm and police interactions.  Can a police officer stop a citizen seen openly carrying a firearm (on property not owned by him or under his control) simply to check to see if the citizen has a License to Carry? While I respect the […]

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WHAT NOW for the HS Football Players that laid out the Referee?

Just about everyone that watches any amount of television news would have seen the video right now.  It is a familiar scene that plays out on high school football fields across the state of Texas. Friday Night Lights, if you will. But this night was different.  Video footage that was being kept by one of […]

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