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Drug possession penalties in Texas

Though the penalties vary, all states have laws that govern controlled substances. Texas has some of the toughest laws in the country regarding controlled substances. Residents in this state may wonder what happens if they are charged with possession of controlled...

DWI penalties in Texas

In Texas, driving while intoxicated is a serious offense. DWI charges can result in different consequences depending on the circumstances surrounding the offense. The consequences of drinking while intoxicated DWI, or driving while intoxicated, is the charge given...

Recklessness and manslaughter charges

A violent altercation may leave one person dead, with the assailant facing serious charges. The accused might discover the charges are not murder but manslaughter. While the penalties for manslaughter are far less than what a murder conviction could bring, a guilty...

Texas DWI laws and penalties

Statistics report that about one-third of accidents on public roads involve drunk driving and cost around $44 billion per year. This is why all states make driving intoxicated the law although penalties vary. Drivers in Austin, Texas, face various penalties for drunk...

Understanding plea negotiations in Texas

The vast majority of cases handled in the Texas criminal court system will be settled with a plea agreement. While some cases are filed on borderline evidence that may not establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, many others are actually solid cases that prosecutors...

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