Texas marijuana laws are notoriously strict. Even a misdemeanor possession charge can carry a six-month jail sentence and thousands of dollars in fines. Simply put, state law has not evolved with the times.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. News & World Report recently detailed that as many as 1 in 5 college students admits to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI/DWI). Indeed, nearly 2,000 college students each year die from injuries related to excessive drinking, many of which stem from car crashes. As such, police and campus law enforcement officers are aggressive in their pursuit of offenders.
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.
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.
Have you been charged with a crime that’s sexual in nature, including sexual assault? If so, you should know that the criminal justice system weighs such offenses very seriously and won’t make it easy for you to clear your name and receive a light sentence.
If you’re arrested and charged with drug-related crimes, the consequences could potentially be dire. In addition to fines and jail time, you could face a serious hit to your reputation. As such, it’s important not to take these charges lightly. If charged with drug crimes, make sure you seek expert legal advice from a drug charge attorney.