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In Austin and some of its surrounding communities, lots of state and federal funding is dedicated to fighting drunk driving. Law enforcement officials often hold "no refusal weekends" or other campaigns in an effort to crack down on DWI and secure more arrests.

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Society does not treat convicts kindly. Individuals with criminal records face major obstacles when it comes to finding a job, keeping a professional license, securing a loan, renting or owning a home, maintaining custody of their children, applying to college and other related activities.

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On college campuses throughout Texas, many students rely on medications to help them with their studies. Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (dextroamphetamine), Dexedrine and related compounds are in wide circulation, and stand as effective means to treat behavioral disorders that otherwise interfere with one's academic pursuits.

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For college students, the effects of a criminal charge are wide-reaching, long-lasting and, often enough, irreversible. Not only do individuals face legal repercussions — imprisonment, court fines and related considerations — but there will be academic consequences as well.

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Every year, tens of thousands of violent altercations take place on our country's college campuses (often in, or just outside, bars and pubs). The prevalence of fighting stems, in no small part, from the circumstances of campus life.

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Sexual violence is pervasive on college campuses. Recent reports have revealed that nearly 20 percent of female undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin and 15 percent at Texas A&M University* have endured some form of sexual assault.

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The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unlawful search and seizure. Simply put, police officers and other government officials are prohibited from entering and searching one's body, car, home or other property unless they have an extremely good reason — and, in most cases, a warrant — to do so.

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College campuses in Austin and throughout central Texas are home to a wide range of crimes, from minor misdemeanors to serious offenses. Drug use, disorderly conduct and theft are incredibly common.

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After being stopped or arrested on suspicion of DWI, many people have concerns about what it might mean for their future. At Davis-Jones Law, we understand that good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations.

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