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What Is A Chemical Test For DWI Purposes?

By Katie L. Gomez |

When you are stopped and ultimately arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, you may be required to consent to a chemical test. You do not need to submit to a chemical test prior to a lawful DWI arrest, but Texas law does require you to consent once you have been arrested for… Read More »

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Questions To Ask A Criminal Defense Lawyer

By Katie L. Gomez |

Whether you have been arrested for or charged with a criminal offense in Texas, or you have reason to believe that you are under investigation for a criminal offense and could soon be facing an arrest or charges, it is essential to find a Texas criminal defense attorney who can assist you with your… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Shoplifting In Texas

By Katie L. Gomez |

The term “shoplifting” is one that many people know colloquially, although the specific ways in which shoplifting offenses are charged can be quite complex. According to the Cornell Legal Information Institute (LII), the general definition of shoplifting is often understood to mean “the unauthorized removal of merchandise from a store without paying for it,… Read More »

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What Are The Steps After A Misdemeanor Arrest?

By Katie L. Gomez |

If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor offense (or for a felony offense) in Texas, it is important to understand the steps in the criminal justice process in the state and how a Temple criminal defense attorney can assist with your defense throughout your case. Whether you are arrested for a drug offense,… Read More »

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What Is An Affirmative Defense?

By Katie L. Gomez |

When you are facing any kind of misdemeanor charges in Texas, it is essential to work on a strong defense strategy that is tailored to the precise charges you are facing, as well as to the particular circumstances surrounding your arrest. You should always work with a Temple criminal defense lawyer to determine which… Read More »

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What Are The Long-Term Consequences Of A Drug Conviction In Texas?

By Katie L. Gomez |

When you are facing any type of drug charges in Texas, you need to understand that a conviction can have significant consequences in your life. Indeed, even a conviction for a misdemeanor drug offense can have long-term implications and can affect your life in various ways. Accordingly, it is critical to seek help from… Read More »

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Drug Charges For Prescription Medications

By Katie L. Gomez |

Can you face drug charges for possessing or using a prescription medication? If you do not have a prescription for the specific drug in your name and from a valid health care provider who is licensed to prescribe medications, you can indeed face charges. It can seem strange and unfair that you could be… Read More »

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Dropped And Reduced Charges, Dismissals, And Acquittals: What Are The Differences?

By Katie L. Gomez |

Anyone who is facing criminal charges in Texas should understand the differences in types of terminology used to mean that you are no longer facing charges. Sometimes you will hear about charges getting “dropped,” and sometimes you will hear about a case getting “dismissed.” In some circumstances, the charges will be “reduced.” You might… Read More »

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What To Know About Drug-Free Zones And Texas Criminal Charges

By Katie L. Gomez |

Many people in Texas have heard about “drug-free zones,” yet it can be difficult to know what areas are classified as drug-free zones and what that definition means if you are facing drug charges under Texas law. In short, there are certain areas identified as drug-free zones under Texas law, and any drug offense… Read More »

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What Are Controlled Substances In Texas?

By Katie L. Gomez |

If you have been arrested for drug possession or another drug offense in Texas, you might have heard reference to “controlled substances” and to the Texas Controlled Substances Act. You might also have come across information about penalty groups for specific controlled substances in Texas, and you might be unsure about what the schedule… Read More »

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