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DWIs and You: A Second Chance

H.B. 3016 and DWI Charges

On September 1, 2017, H.B. 3016 went into effect throughout the state of Texas. The highlight of this bill allows those convicted of a 1st time DWI offense to petition the court where they

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Different Types of Drug Charges in Texas

If you have been accused of a drug crime in Texas, it is important to understand Texas drug laws and the possible penalties you face. If you are facing drug charges in Central Texas, contact Morales & Sparks.

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Is There a Link Between Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse?

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Domestic violence affects more individuals in America than we realize. Every minute, 20 people are involved in a domestic violence incident, the consequences of which can damage their bodies, mental states, relationships, identities and lives — for both the …

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Am I Required to Let Texas Police Into My Home?

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Imagine sitting at home watching a game on television. Your kids are asleep and you’ve had a long day at work. All of a sudden, you hear a loud knock followed by an equally loud voice saying, “This is the …

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37 Common Courtroom Phrases

37 Common Courtroom Phrases

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In the legal world, we often use complicated jargon – a term affectionately known as “legalese”. However, for those who find themselves in a courtroom without having attended law school, all these courtroom phrases and words …

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The Police Didn’t Read Me My Miranda Rights

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Anyone who has watched a police procedural on television is likely familiar with the refrain: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the …

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Misdemeanor Vs. Felony in Texas: What You Need to Know

If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, you may wonder what types of penalties may come along with a conviction. That’s why you should understand the difference between felony vs. misdemeanor charges in Texas.

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Using Guns for Self Defense: Laws, Consequences & What You Need to Know

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Using Guns for Self Defense: Laws, Consequences & What You Need to Know

It may seem simple enough in your mind. If someone attacks you, you defend yourself. However, the law might not always agree with that sentiment. It might …

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Know Your Rights About Legal Protests

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There’s a reason why the right to protest is included in the very first amendment to the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights. From the founding of this nation, protests have been extremely important. The Boston Tea Party was a …

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New Texas Law: First-Time DWI Offenders Are Now Eligible for Non-Disclosure in Texas

First-Time DWI Offenders Are Now Eligible for Non-Disclosure in Texas

Criminal convictions, violent or not, can have a major impact on someone’s future. Criminal records often make finding and securing a job difficult or almost impossible. Texas state laws provide …

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