In TX can You Legally Shoot & Kill a Shoplifter?

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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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If Convicted of a Felony, Can I Legally Own a Gun?

Frequently I am contacted by someone with a Felony conviction that is years or even decades old, and they want to know if they can ever own a firearm again. The answer is more complicated than YES or NO.  Under Texas law there is an exception permitting convicted felons to possess firearms, but only in […]

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Possession of Marijuana Concentrate (THC extract, wax, dabs) Is a Felony in Texas

  POSSESSION OF THC CONCENTRATE IS A FELONY Possession of any detectable amount of Tetrahydrocannibinol (“THC”), also known as wax, dabs, shatter, marijuana concentrate, (whether in a vape-pen or otherwise), is a Felony in Texas. EVEN IF alleged to be in possession of less than a gram of THC concentrate, it is a State Jail Felony […]

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THAT CASE YOU GOT DISMISSED IS STILL ON YOUR RECORD

Whew! You found yourself locked up and jammed into a daunting and confusing court system.  But you made it out unscathed!  You (or more likely your lawyer) ere able to get the charges DISMISSED! All good, right? WRONG! Just because you got your charges dismissed does not mean that your record is clear.  Far from […]

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