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What Are The Penalties for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in TX?

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.

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What If My License Gets Suspended Indefinitely in TX?

Maintaining your license is a huge responsibility. Driving isn’t actually a right. It’s a privilege granted to you.

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Expanded Harassment Charges in Texas

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.

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New Higher Standard for Tracking Devices in Texas

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.

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What Happens if You Inadvertently Tamper with Evidence?

There are strict laws that prohibit tampering with evidence when a criminal prosecution is imminent or underway.

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New Rights for Suspects in Texas CPS Investigations of Child Neglect or Abuse

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.

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What Charges Can Someone Face for Child Pornography in TX?

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.

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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.

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You Might Lose Your Car Due to Street Racing Allegations in Texas

Texas is following the trend of many states across the country by passing laws that aim to crack down on dangerous street racing.

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Buying Sex is Now a Felony Under Texas Law

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.

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What is the Difference Between Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion?

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.

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What are the Juvenile Laws in Texas and how are Juvenile Cases handled in Collin County?

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.

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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.

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Legislature Did Not Reduce Penalties for Possession of THC Concentrates

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.

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Texas Failed to Eliminate Jail Time for Marijuana Possession

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.

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What are the Causes of Wrongful Convictions in Texas?

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.

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Irish Citizen Responds to Arrest for Illegal Trafficking of Rhino Horns in The United States

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 [...]

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Criminal Charges Impact Your Driving Privileges?

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 […]

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What happens if I refuse a Breathalyzer?

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 […]

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What to Do After Your Teenager Was Arrested for DUI

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 […]

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Are Hash Oils, Marijuana Oils, and Marijuana Edibles Illegal in Texas?

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 […]

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New Offense: Possession or Promotion of Lewd Material Depicting a Child—HB 1810

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 […]

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New Texas Law Requires Recording for Serious Felony Offense Interviews

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 […]

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Should you Fight a First Time DWI Charge?

Should you Fight a First Time DWI Charge? Yes. It does not matter if you are facing your first, second, or fifth DWI charge – […]

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David’s Law

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 […]

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New Developments in Texas Firearm Sound Suppressor 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 […]

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Texting While Driving

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 […]

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Texas Is Spending Billions Keeping People In Prison

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) […]

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