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

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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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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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