Assaultive offenses in Texas carry severe penalties. If you have been charged with aggravated assault, which is assault with a deadly weapon, a conviction could be particularly more severe.Read More
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Maintaining your license is a huge responsibility. Driving isn’t actually a right. It’s a privilege granted to you.Read More
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed many laws in 2021 that took effect on September 1st. Many of these laws or amendments affect criminal laws, including one that expands the charges for criminal harassment in Texas.Read More
One of the many laws that recently went into effect in Texas on September 1, 2021, involves the requirements for law enforcement to utilize tracking devices or location information as part of a criminal investigation or arrest process.Read More
There are strict laws that prohibit tampering with evidence when a criminal prosecution is imminent or underway.Read More
One of the many new laws that went into effect in Texas was House Bill 135, which requires suspects of child neglect or abuse to be informed of certain rights.Read More
Texas has strict laws against the exploitation of children in pornographic materials. These child pornography or obscenity laws make the possession, production, sale, transport, and distribution of pornographic materials depicting or involving minor individuals under 18 years old illegal and punishable under law.Read More
Member of the 2021 Federal Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar conference planning committee and Program Panelist.
Recently in Plano, Collin County criminal attorney J. Michael Price became a Member or the 2021 Federal Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar conference planning committee and Program Panelist.Read More
Texas is following the trend of many states across the country by passing laws that aim to crack down on dangerous street racing.Read More
On September 1, 2021, an amended law took effect in the state of Texas. This changed the current charge of ‘solicitation of prostitution’ or purchasing sex from a Class B misdemeanor to a state jail felony that includes harsher punishments.Read More
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure by the authorities. To prevent unreasonable seizure, including unlawful arrest, police officers must have certain justification to take action against a person.Read More about What is the Difference Between Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion?
The age of the person arrested for a possible offense can determine how they are charged with a crime. In Texas, one can be charged as a juvenile if they are as young as 10 years old! They are a legal adult when they turn 17.Read More about What are the Juvenile Laws in Texas and how are Juvenile Cases handled in Collin County?
A record six bills regarding progressive changes to marijuana laws passed the Texas House of Representatives this past legislative session, though only two will become law. The Senate failed to vote on one measure to decriminalize the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. In addition, a proposal to reduce penalties for THC concentrate possession did not pass.Read More about J Michael Price Named Best Lawyer in Dallas, TX
A record six bills regarding progressive changes to marijuana laws passed the Texas House of Representatives this past legislative session, though only two will become law. The Senate failed to vote on one measure to decriminalize the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. In addition, a proposal to reduce penalties for THC concentrate possession did not pass.Read More about Legislature Did Not Reduce Penalties for Possession of THC Concentrates
At the end of April 2021, the Texas House passed House Bill 441, which aimed to reduce the possible penalties for the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in our state. Numerous states across the country have completely legalized or at least decriminalized recreational marijuana possession in recent years, though Texas has not passed measures to achieve either.Read More about Texas Failed to Eliminate Jail Time for Marijuana Possession
The criminal justice system should be designed to protect against wrongful convictions at all costs. Unfortunately, humans make errors, including law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and juries. These errors can result in wrongful convictions and, sometimes, lengthy prison sentences for defendants who did nothing wrong.Read More about What are the Causes of Wrongful Convictions in Texas?
Irish Citizen Responds to Arrest for Illegal Trafficking of Rhino Horns in The United States Charges were unsealed this week in the Western District of Texas Federal District Court, Waco Division, against Johnathan Slattery, an Irish Citizen [...]Read More about Irish Citizen Responds to Arrest for Illegal Trafficking of Rhino Horns in The United States
Do Criminal Charges Impact your Driving Privileges? Your Driving Privileges Can be Suspended Even Without a Criminal Conviction Yes, being charged with driving while intoxicated […]Read More about Criminal Charges Impact Your Driving Privileges?
What Happens If I Refuse a Breathalyzer? If you have been stopped because a police officer believes you have been drinking and driving, you may […]Read More about What happens if I refuse a Breathalyzer?
My Teenager was Arrested for DUI, What Should I Do? If your son or daughter was charged with DUI, the time to start working on […]Read More about What to Do After Your Teenager Was Arrested for DUI
Are Hash Oils, Marijuana Oils, and Marijuana Edibles Illegal in Texas? In a word, yes. There are many ways to consume marijuana. Although smoking it […]Read More about Are Hash Oils, Marijuana Oils, and Marijuana Edibles Illegal in Texas?
New Offense: Possession or Promotion of Lewd Material Depicting a Child—HB 1810 Texas legislators fill a gap in the law where visual depictions of a […]Read More about New Offense: Possession or Promotion of Lewd Material Depicting a Child—HB 1810
New Texas Law Requires Recording for Serious Felony Offense Interviews The Texas legislature has taken a serious step towards preventing false confessions. Texas SB 1253 […]Read More about New Texas Law Requires Recording for Serious Felony Offense Interviews
Should you Fight a First Time DWI Charge? Yes. It does not matter if you are facing your first, second, or fifth DWI charge – […]Read More about Should you Fight a First Time DWI Charge?
David’s Law On September 1, 2017, David’s Law officially went into action, making cyberbullying a criminal offense in Texas. The law is named for David […]Read More about David’s Law
New Developments in Texas Firearm Sound Suppressor Law Texas legislators are prepping the state for federal expansion on the right to possess gun silencers. A […]Read More about New Developments in Texas Firearm Sound Suppressor Law
Texas Texting While Driving Law New Texas law bans written communications while you are behind the wheel. As of September 1st, reading, writing, or sending […]Read More about Texting While Driving
Texas Has a Lot of People in Prison—Why? The state is spending billions on keeping people behind bars. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) […]Read More about Texas Is Spending Billions Keeping People In Prison