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Marijuana Law Update: June 2019

The Texas legislature recently passed a bill legalizing some form of hemp. This has important consequences for Texas marijuana law, so let’s get caught up to speed. The new Texas law makes hemp products with 0.3% or less THC legal, whereas such products with greater than 0.3% THC are still

Brass Knuckles Legal in Texas Effective Sept. 1, 2019

Last week, House Bill 446, which removes “knuckles” (i.e. brass knuckles) from the list of illegal weapons in Texas, was signed into law. As of September 1, 2019, it will be legal in Texas to possess “any instrument that consists of finger rings or guards made of a hard substance

What Happens After Arrest

Being arrested can be an anxiety-inducing, scary event, regardless of what the arrest was for. When a person has no prior criminal history, the anxiety and stress that accompany being arrested can continue well after bonding out of jail because of a lack of familiarity with what happens next. So,

CBD & Denton Police Department

Lest anyone doubt that CBD (and CBD oil) contains THC (and is thus illegal), the above is from an affidavit of probable cause for an arrest from May 2019. Clearly, the police recognize CBD (and CBD oil) contain THC. Be careful!

CBD Oil In Texas: Clear Answers to Mass Confusion

There has been, and is, much confusion in Texas about cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Below, answers to some commonly asked questions about CBD oil and Texas. Is CBD oil legal to possess and consume in Texas? Not for most Texans. I suspect most people assume CBD oil is legal because it

Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student (Part 1)

The Denton Record Chronicle reported on February 28, 2019, that a female teacher with Denton ISD had been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. The teacher was arrested for violating Texas Penal Code section 21.12 which makes is a Second-Degree Felony for “an employee of


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