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Will Texas Decriminalize Marijuana

Will Texas Decriminalize Marijuana?

On May 1, 2023, the Houston Chronicle reported that the Texas House of Representatives passed a bill to effectively decriminalize marijuana in the state. The bill was approved after a second reading by members of the House through a voice vote, leaving another vote in the chamber before final passage, and is now awaiting consideration […]
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Sex Crimes Remain Common in Texas

A sex crime remains one of the most challenging types of offenses a person can be charged with, and people who are accused of these types of crimes can often find their entire lives turned upside down simply with accusations of wrongdoing. There has been no shortage of sex crime stories in the Dallas area […]
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Major DWI Arrests in Dallas

WFAA-TV reported on February 27, 2023, that two Dallas police officers suffered injuries after their patrol car crashed with a pickup truck. The truck driver was facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges. The crash happened near North Field and Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas, and the officers were driving north on Field Street when the […]
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Law Offices of Richard C McConathy public vs private blog

Public Defender vs. Private Practice Attorney When a person is facing criminal charges in Dallas, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335, 83 S. Ct. 792 (1963) that the Sixth Amendment requires the appointment of counsel in all criminal prosecutions. Many people in these situations are going to have the criminal defense […]
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Dallas Firearm Violations Remain Common

Many people in Texas support the Second Amendment to the United Constitution and believe their rights to carry firearms are without any prohibition, but the truth of course remains that Texas has numerous laws relating to firearm violations, and people who violate state laws can face criminal charges. Multiple stories from the previous month indicate […]
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Major Drug Busts in Dallas

Dallas is an area of Texas known for being a big city, so major drug busts are common in and around Dallas. There has been no shortage of news relating to drug crimes in the Dallas area over the past month. WFAA-TV reported on November 29, 2022, that a Dallas man was facing up to […]
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Local Officials Stepping Up on DWI Enforcement

Local officials are stepping up DWI enforcement after a November 8, 2022, accident in which a 31-year-old woman drove the wrong way on Spur 408 near Kiest Boulevard in south Dallas and crashed into a Dallas Police Officer’s SUV while he was driving to work. The collision pushed the SUV into oncoming traffic and it was […]
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Domestic Violence Continues to Plague Dallas

Domestic violence or family violence continues to be a near-daily story in Texas headlines. There has been an assortment of stories of note over the past several months, and anybody accused of a family violence crime in Dallas will want to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. On August 23, KTVT-TV reported […]
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Refuse a Breathalyzer main

What Happens If I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Texas? Most people who live in Texas do not have encounters with the criminal justice system until they are arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), an exceptionally common crime in jurisdictions all over the country. A DWI arrest customarily begins with a police officer initiating a traffic stop. In its Visual Detection of DWI Motorists […]
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