The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Probation

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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Probation

It is a tempting proposition for people when they are charged with a crime: avoid jail and go on probation / deferred adjudication.  But is it really that good of a deal? Why it MAY be is a GOOD deal The obvious first: you do not have to go to jail if you abide by […]

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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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Police Warn of “Weaponized” Marijuana (with video)

I have heard of marijuana referred to as a lot of things, but “weaponized” is not one of them.  In New York City this has become the new pet-name for synthetic marijuana, with police officials claiming that it gives users super human strength, makes them impervious to pain and can be bought for as little […]

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