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Georgetown criminal defense attorney DWI

Drunk driving can be very dangerous. Alcohol or drug use affects drivers in many ways, and it can lead to impairment of a person’s vision, coordination, and reaction time. Drivers need to be able to respond quickly to conditions on the road around them and take the appropriate action to avoid collisions. Drug or alcohol impairment can make it impossible to operate a vehicle safely, and because of this, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious criminal offense. While most people understand that they can face consequences if they drive while drunk, those who have not previously been arrested for DWI will likely be uncertain about the charges they may face or the procedures followed after they are arrested, and they will want to work with an attorney to determine their options for defending against first-time DWI charges.

First DWI Charges in Texas

In Texas and most other states, the legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent. If a police officer suspects that a driver is impaired, they may pull the driver over and ask them to take a portable breathalyzer test or submit to field sobriety tests. If the officer has probable cause to believe that the driver is impaired, they may perform an arrest. After an arrest, a person will be taken to a police station, and they will usually be asked to take chemical BAC tests of their breath or blood. If these tests show that a driver is above the legal BAC limit, they may be charged with DWI.

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Williamson County criminal defense attorney family violence

Family members do not always get along, but while some disagreements are to be expected, there are cases where a situation can get out of control, leading to accusations that one person has harmed the other or caused them to fear for the safety of themselves, their children, or other family members. Allegations of family violence can be very serious, leading to criminal charges and other consequences in Texas. Those who are facing these types of accusations will want to understand the specific charges they could potentially face, as well as how other legal issues may affect their life, family relationships, and reputation.

Family Violence Charges

If a person is arrested based on accusations of family violence, they will typically be charged with domestic assault. Under the Texas Penal Code, assault charges may be based on a person’s intentional infliction of injury or threats to injure someone else. Assault may also be charged if a person made “offensive or provocative” physical contact with someone else, such as slapping them, shoving them, or poking a finger in their chest.

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Midland County criminal defense attorney drug possession

The state of Texas takes drug crimes very seriously, and if you are facing criminal charges related to controlled substances, you may be looking at a lengthy prison sentence, steep fines, and other consequences. In drug cases, the charges and penalties can be different depending on whether you have been accused of simple possession of a controlled substance or whether you allegedly sold, transferred, or distributed drugs to others. A skilled criminal defense attorney can help you understand the specific charges you are facing and the best defense strategies that will help you avoid a conviction or minimize your potential consequences.

Drug Possession Versus Drug Delivery

Texas law defines possession as the “actual care, custody, control, or management” of a controlled substance. Typically, possession charges are based on drugs being found in a person’s physical possession or in their home or vehicle. The penalties for possession will depend on the type and amount of drugs. Possession of less than one gram of “hard drugs” like methamphetamines, cocaine, or heroin is a state jail felony, which carries a prison sentence of 180 days to two years. Possession of these drugs in higher amounts can result in more serious felony charges that carry longer jail sentences.

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Hays County criminal defense attorney

Sexually explicit content, or pornography, has followed the trends of modern times. What originally existed only in paper format has now expanded to include digital content through the messaging or posting of lewd photos and videos on social media platforms. Dating apps began to surface in the past decade, allowing smartphone users to meet romantic prospects online. These types of apps typically feature a messaging platform that lets users text each other without having to give out their phone numbers. While this may have increased personal safety by reducing the number of people handing out their phone numbers to strangers, it has also increased the number of unsolicited, nude photos being sent to unsuspecting parties. This type of activity can result in criminal charges in Texas.

Current Regulations

Texas has always recognized the illegality behind photographing, videotaping, or recording the “intimate area” of another person without his or her consent. This helps protect men and women from being indecently exposed, and if this is the case, they can press charges against the individual who recorded the content. Surprisingly, the current issue focuses on receiving inappropriate content rather than being personally recorded.

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