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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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What Crimes Have No Statute of Limitations in Texas?

Posted on March 1, 2019 in
A statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time one has to bring a claim to court. Both civil and criminal cases in Texas have a statutes of limitation. In the criminal court system, the statute of limitations puts a deadline on how long the prosecution has to press charges...
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Is Salvia Legal in Texas?

Posted on February 22, 2019 in
Salvia divinorum, sometimes called the “Diviner’s Mint” or “Seer’s Mint,” is a plant with psychoactive properties that grows in sandy, moist climates. For years, this drug has been relatively unknown to the American public, slowly gaining popularity over recent years due to its assumingly mild effects and non-addictive nature. If you have been charged...
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What Is the Age of Consent in Texas?

Posted on February 10, 2019 in
When it comes to protecting minors from sexual activity, the law determines the age of consent – i.e., the age where an individual can legally consent to sexual activity. If an adult engages in any form of sexual activity with someone below the legal age, it is statutory rape, even if the younger party...
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