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Burglary With Intent to Steal Drugs

There have been some major changes to the laws concerning the possession, sale, and manufacture of controlled substances this year. One major change concerns what level of offense a person can be charged with for breaking into a car or commercial building. Under certain circumstances, explained below, what used to

Can You Film A Cop in Texas?

Videos of police are prevalent in the news of late, whether it be video related to investigations (officer body-camera video of police allegedly planting evidence in Baltimore when investigating a drug case), traffic stops (Philando Castile video), or during apprehensions (Walter Scott video). In the latter two instances, video was

Changes to the Law on Sealing Records (2017)

I posted this to my website under Expunctions/Nondisclosures earlier today. I want to re-post it here, for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a great reminder that the law is organic—it moves forward, backwards, etc. all the time. Secondly, it’s a good reminder to all lawyers (especially newer lawyers) that

“Don’t Take the Brown Acid”: on festivals testing drugs

In what has become a well-known quote from the 1969 Woodstock festival, an announcement was made from the stage that:   “the brown acid that is circulating…is not specifically too good. It is suggested that you do stay away from that. Of course it’s your own trip, so be my

A Turn Towards Cruelty: the opioid epidemic update

No one will be able to pinpoint the precise moment that it occurred, or offer more than conjecture about the origin of its appearance, but without question a tidal wave of cruelty has spread over discussion of combatting the opioid epidemic, drowning reason, compassion, and empathy.     In late

When Police Are Thieves: forfeiture law update

You might assume, as any rational person would, that if the police illegally stop your vehicle and then illegally search it, and find cash and a small amount of cocaine, that the police would not be able to use the illegal search to justify forfeiture of your car. You would

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