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Can I Drop Assault Charges Against My Spouse?

Back in the day, the spousal privilege applied in assault cases. Spouses had an absolute right to refuse to testify in these situations. But the law changed several decades ago. The domestic assault trial of former Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon was one of the first times that the state forced a wife to testify against her husband.

Top Five Prescription Drug Crimes in Parker County

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for civil law.jpegSince 1999, drug overdoses have killed about 800,000 Americans. That fatality rate makes poisoning one of the leading causes of injury-related death in the United States. Many of these fatalities are directly related to prescription drugs, mostly painkillers. Other fatalities are indirectly related to prescription drugs. Many heroin users first became addicted to opioid painkillers.

Some Jail Release Basics in Tarrant County

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The Three Categories of DWI Field Sobriety Tests in Parker County

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for romberg.jpegAbout twenty years ago, Texas lawmakers approved a per se DWI law. Before the legal change, a BAC level above the legal limit was a presumption of intoxication. Now, people with a BAC over the limit may be intoxicated as a matter of law. Not surprisingly, the DWI conviction rate increased significantly.

Expungement and Sealing in Texas: Some Nuts and Bolts

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for AdobeStock_116715709 (1).jpegContrary to popular myth, criminal convictions do not fall off one's record after seven or ten years. Employment and other background checks may only go back that far, but the records are still there. Expungement and sealing are the only ways to erase conviction records, or at least limit access.

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