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What Happens at an Arraignment in Texas?

Posted on April 18, 2019 in
The criminal justice process consists of several phases. The first process generally includes arrest, booking, and arraignment. Once the police arrest a suspect for a crime, they will book the suspect at the police department, documenting a mug shot, the suspect’s fingerprints, and a list of all items in the suspect’s possession at the...
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How Do Bail Bonds Work in Texas?

Posted on April 10, 2019 in
The bail bond system exists to ensure that individuals charged with crimes appear for their court dates as required while allowing them to move freely between booking and arraignment. If you or a loved one needs immediate legal representation after an arrest in Houston, contact a Houston bail bond lawyer today. After someone has...
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Animal Cruelty Laws in Texas

Posted on April 1, 2019 in
Animal cruelty laws exist to protect animals from neglect, abuse, and mistreatment, and each state has unique animal cruelty laws everyone should know. A new United States House Bill seeks to make animal cruelty a federal offense, and the bill apparently shows strong bipartisan support. In the meantime, Texas residents should know how the...
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Texas Tobacco Laws

Posted on March 25, 2019 in
Tobacco may be a legal substance in Texas, but that does not give users free rein to smoke wherever or whenever they want. Like all states, Texas has tobacco laws that restrict the use of tobacco products – including cigarettes, vaporizers (vapes), and e-cigarettes. Obeying the laws in Texas is important as a smoker...
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Can I Get a DUI for Being Under the Influence of Medical Marijuana?

Posted on March 12, 2019 in
The Compassionate Use Program in Texas permits medicinal use of marijuana, but under tight restrictions that make it legal for only about 600 people – patients who have intractable epilepsy. Even those who can use marijuana legally, however, cannot drive under the influence of this drug. It is illegal in every state to operate...
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