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DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and its accompanying flooding, the familiar stories have appeared in the news detailing some of the unfortunate crimes that always seem to happen during one of these types of events, including robbery, fraud, theft or burglary (what some have labeled “looting”).  Many are unaware that in the State of […]

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Fees for TX License to Carry a Handgun $40 Starting Sept. 1st – Lowest in the Country

Starting September 1, 2017, the first time fee for a license to carry a handgun will be reduced to $40, down from $140. Prior to being signed into law, it saw overwhelming support in the legislature, where it passed by a 111-30 after the addition of a last minute amendment by Jeff Leach of Plano to waive […]

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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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