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Increase in Drugged DWI

Increase in Drugged DWI In April 2017, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) released a comprehensive update of their 2015 report about drug use on our nation’s roadways, “Drug Impaired Driving: A Guide for States.” The report highlighted the first time that the number for drivers killed…
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What is a Controlled Substance?

What is a Controlled Substance? Any illicit drug or prescription medication for which its manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by the state or federal government is referred to as a controlled substance. Both the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and the Texas Controlled Substances Act classify controlled substances into different “schedules” or groups. The…
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Continual Increase in Controlled substance use by College Students

Continual Increase in Controlled substance use by College Students For over a decade marijuana use has increased continually among college students. In 2015, 38% of college students said that they used marijuana in the last 12 months. This is up 30 percent from 2006. Studies show that young people age 18-24 have a heightened risk…
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Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Charges

Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Charges If you are found possessing illegal drugs you can face very serious criminal charges. The severity of the charge depends on the drug possessed, the quantity of the drugs possessed, the presence of aggravating factors, and the defendant’s past criminal history. If you are charged with a drug crime in…
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Possession of Synthetic Marijuana is Still a Crime

What is Synthetic Marijuana/K2? Most people have heard about synthetic marijuana, K2 also known as spice, legal weed and herbal incense. Yet, most people are unaware of the danger and high risk of this drug. K2 is detrimentally affecting millions of people throughout Texas and the United States. Although K2 is referred to as synthetic…
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You Will Pay to Party: Criminal Consequences of Ecstasy Possession

You Will Pay to Party: Criminal Consequences of Ecstasy Possession What is MDMA/Ecstasy/Molly? MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly, is an illegal substance that acts as both a stimulant and psychedelic, producing an energizing effect, as well as distortions in time and perception and enhanced enjoyment from physical experiences. Usually, MDMA which is an…
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Potential Defenses in a Texas Drug Possession Case

What are some Potential Defenses in a Drug Possession Case?  If you have been arrested or charged for drug possession in Austin, Texas, there are ways in which a defense attorney can help limit your consequences or even get your case dismissed entirely. Some very important tools that an experienced drug possession defense lawyer will…
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Nine Marijuana Bills Filed for 2015 Texas Legislative Session

Nine Marijuana Bills Filed for 2015 Texas Legislative Session Over the last decade, voters have passed and legislators have approved several measures in multiple states all over the country to either decriminalize or legalize marijuana (referred to as “marihuana” in Texas statutes). Some states have enacted measures that legalize certain forms of cannabis for medical…
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Can I Have My Drug Possession Arrest Record Sealed or Expunged?

Can I Have My Drug Possession Arrest Record Sealed or Expunged? An arrest record may have a very negative effect on your life. Many people believe that if they were arrested for drug possession but never charged, their saga is over. Unfortunately, many of these people soon come to realize their job opportunities, personal relationships,…
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What is Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas?

  Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas In Austin, and throughout the state of Texas, police and prosecutors are extremely aggressive when it comes to prosecuting drug charges such as possession of a controlled substance (POCS). The Texas Health and Safety Code creates five penalty groups that controlled substances are classified under. The penalties…
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