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What Nurses Can Expect If They’re Charged with Drug Crimes

Published: Jun 03, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

With the nationwide opioid crisis showing no sign of slowing down, it’s more and more common to see nurses charged with drug crimes. Medical professionals are in constant contact with powerful narcotics, such as painkillers and muscle relaxants. Nurses and doctors sometimes take medication home with them to use or to sell – whether because of an addiction or the need to make ends meet. In any event, medical professionals who misuse medication to which they have access can expect criminal charges and disciplinary action from the TX Board of…

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When Is Posting Videos Considered Revenge Porn?

Published: May 22, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Posting revenge porn is a criminal act under Texas law, but the statute is currently being reviewed by the state’s highest court of criminal appeals. The issue is whether the law’s broad definition of revenge porn improperly criminalizes conduct that is usually protected under the right to free speech. As it stands, the definition of revenge porn extends to basically any situation where you share a recording of someone engaged in sexual conduct, and the person depicted expected that the recordings would remain private. For now, the old law remains…

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A Houston Sex Crimes Lawyer Explains Aggravating and Mitigating Factors

Published: May 08, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Aggravating and mitigating factors can have a big impact on the outcome of your sex crimes case. These are facts of the case that make your criminal liability more or less serious, respectively. Assuming that you are found guilty of wrongdoing, these factors could encourage the judge to hand down either a harsh or lenient sentence. For example, your Houston sex crimes lawyer could present evidence that you have taken responsibility for your actions, apologized to the victims, and sought to rehabilitate yourself. These mitigating factors could persuade the judge…


Houston’s Spring Break DWI Initiative

Published: Apr 30, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

This year, many Texas college students were in for a rude awakening when they collected a spring break DWI (driving while intoxicated). For most, it will be their first encounter with the Texas criminal justice system. If you got arrested for DWI during spring break, you should take the situation seriously and invest the help of a skilled Houston drunk driving attorney. In addition to the obvious risk of fines and possible jail time, a drunk driving conviction may also result in disciplinary action from your school. Don’t let an…


Getting a Houston DWI Thrown Out

Published: Apr 23, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

When people talk about getting a drunk driving case thrown out, they are likely discussing the case being dismissed. Like an acquittal that is issued after a verdict of not guilty at trial, a case dismissal means that you are cleared of any wrongdoing. But the benefit of a case dismissal is that you can avoid the cost and inconvenience of a trial. From this perspective, obtaining a case dismissal is an optimal outcome for your Houston DWI case. There are several paths to a case dismissal. But they all…