Detecting Drugged Driving

September 20, 2012
  We have heard over and over about the inaccuracy and unreliability of breath alcohol and blood alcohol testing.   Increasingly, however, cops are confronted with a different kind of impaired driving:  driving under the influence of drugs (or under the combined influence of drugs and alcohol), also known as "drugged driving".  In almost all states, this is a criminal offense treated the same as drunk driving, even if the drugs are legally prescribed.
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Meth in Texas

September 19, 2012
Methamphetamines have become a major problem in Texas in recent years. This has resulted in judges and law enforcement taking a harder stance against those accused of meth possession. If you are facing charges of possession of methamphetamines, you are facing serious consequences including prison time. Having a defense attorney on your side during this difficult time could improve your chances at obtaining a positive result.
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Face Recognition

September 18, 2012
  As technology advances, law enforcement agencies are finding new ways to solve crime, track crime and deter crime by using the latest and greatest tools on the market.  The problem is, more and more of our rights are being infridged authorities.  The war on crime is becoming more and more a war on citizens.  I can across this article and wondered if there was anything else we could spent our money on.
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Prohibition Is The Problem

September 17, 2012
  Ever wonder why would a cop risk his career and freedom to help a drug dealer? The answer is simple- profits.  It is hard to turn down fast, easy money, even for a cop.   It’s amazing how many Americans think the negative affects of prohibition (like corruption) are caused by the drugs, or the people selling them.   Choosing to make pot illegal, is choosing the possibility of corruption in our police officers.
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Legalizing Marijuana: Good or Bad?

September 14, 2012 contends that legalizing marijuana would have positive economic effects, lowering law enforcement costs and generating tax revenues. Ending the prohibition on pot would also have a favorable social impact by curtailing teen drug use and reducing the prison population. Check out their infographic below for the supporting statistics and references.  What do you think about their findings?  Is legalizing marijuana the best thing for America?  ...
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Federal Judge says Legalize it

September 13, 2012
  “I don’t think we should have a fraction of the drug laws that we have. I think it’s really absurd to be criminalizing possession or use or distribution of marijuana,” he said. “I can’t see any difference between that and cigarettes.” These are the words of Judge Richard A. Posner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  He went on to say, “But also I’m skeptical about the other drug laws,” Judge Posner added.
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Paraphernalia Crimes

September 12, 2012
  In Texas, possession of drug paraphernalia is a separate criminal charge under the law. What is defined as illegal drug paraphernalia?   Any item that can be used as a drug processing, packaging, or consumption mechanism can be defined as paraphernalia under 481.002 (17) of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.  Even common household items such as scales, spoons, bowls, envelopes or bags can land you an illegal possession of paraphernalia charge.
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Texas Delivery Punishments

September 11, 2012
  Like any case, the punishment for a conviction on drug dealing charges depends on your past history and the facts of the case, particularly the amount of drugs involved.   Community supervision is always an option for the judge or jury in cases with low drug weights, particularly on misdemeanors, state jail felonies and second-degree felonies. However, the likelihood of prison time is high for a first-degree or enhanced first-degree felony.
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Fighting Recidivism

September 10, 2012
  One of the greatest challenges a person faces once they have been released from prison is starting over and not returning to prison.  Recidivism is an issue that not only affects the inmate but it affects tax payers and communities alike.  A criminal record makes it very difficult to find a job or get a place to live and because of these barriers, many offenders find themselves returning to a life of crime out of desperation.    As many as 24%...
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Assault on Your Future

September 7, 2012
  The charge of assault, whether it is a misdemeanor or has been enhanced to a felony has serious repercussions, especially when you are applying for jobs or for rental housing.  Assaults have ranging penalties, but the most severe punishment is the record  that is carried by the offender.     Some jobs more than others can be greatly affected by a conviction of an assault.  A Bexar County detention officer has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of assaulting his fiancee.
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