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Shipping Drugs Through the Mail in Texas: Penalties & Consequences

Published: Jun 08, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

Shipping drugs through the mail might seem safer than an in-person drug sale. But keep in mind the authorities are on the lookout for suspicious packages in the mail and can detect drugs in various ways. According to Postal Service spokeswoman Kim Frum, “from FY 2016 through FY 2018, the Postal Inspection Service achieved a 1000% increase in international parcel seizures and a 750% increase in domestic parcel seizures related to opioids.” The question is: what happens when drugs are found in the mail? Sometimes, U.S. Postal Service inspectors alert…

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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…


Why Keeping a TX Drug Conviction Off Your Child’s Record is Vital

Published: Jan 25, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, Juvenile Crimes

We all know how quickly a teen can make a mistake and get into trouble. As the parent of a teenager, you know how easily they can be influenced by their peers, celebrities, and various media sources. They don’t have the capacity or maturity to recognize when they need to avoid certain people, say no to certain suggestions, or avoid making mistakes that could affect them for a lifetime. Adolescents’ brains aren’t fully developed, and they don’t yet have years of experience under their belts to recognize how a juvenile…

When Is Drug Trafficking a Federal Crime?

Published: May 25, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

Trafficking any quantity of drugs is a crime under both state and federal law. Whether the crime is charged as a state or federal offense depends on several factors. Generally, the more serious instances of drug trafficking are handled by the federal prosecutors of the United States Attorney’s Office, a branch of the Department of Justice. Federal drug trafficking penalties are harsher than state penalties. Additionally, the conviction rate for federal crimes is significantly higher than for state offenses. There are competing theories as to why this is the case,…

7 Things You Should Know About Texas’ New Medical Marijuana Law

Published: Oct 17, 2017 in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

Medical marijuana is becoming increasingly common across the nation. However, every state has the right to dictate whether marijuana is legal in any form. If marijuana is permitted at all, the state can regulate how it can be cultivated, advertised, sold, and consumed. While Texas is moving forward with medical marijuana, it is essential that you do not assume Texas law will be like other states, such as New Mexico, Arizona, or California. If you are a patient or physician who may become involved with medical marijuana, you need to…