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Temptation of easy money can be a lure for drug crimes

The allure of easy money in the drug trade can be very seductive. If a person lives in desperation in Texas and thinks he or she has nowhere to turn, the temptation of easy money in the drug trade can be hard to resist. This may have played a part in the arrest of two people now charged with drug crimes in the Dallas area.

Two people were recently arrested and charged on suspicion of being involved in the drug trade. The two were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and meth trafficking. In addition one was charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

What happens when you get a DWI in Texas?

If the police arrested you for a DWI, you are not alone. The CDC reports that police arrested over one million individuals  for impaired driving in 2016. If this is your first DWI, you may not know what the consequences are. What penalties will you face after a judge charges you with a DWI?

 

Remorse considered in DWI defense

Drunk driving continues to be a problem in Texas. It is a tragedy when people die as a result of someone else's driving while intoxicated. While there is no question that death caused in such a way is tragic and horrific for the families and the loved ones left behind, it can also be a harrowing experience for the person charged and who has a right to a DWI defense..

In a recent case in Lindale, a woman pleaded guilty to charges of killing two people while she was driving under the influence. She pleaded guilty to the charges but requested a jury hearing for her sentencing. The sentencing portion of the trial began recently.

Recent arrests near Cleveland result in drug crimes charges

The drug crisis in Texas and around the country continues unabated. Recent issues have revolved around illegal substances being smuggled into local jails and sickening employees and inmates. A recent case in Cleveland that resulted in arrests for drug crimes is one example.

Four people were arrested on a rural property near Cleveland. The arrests followed a lengthy investigation that allegedly ties the four to recent drug smuggling activities. Drugs found at the jail were said to have come from the property. The four suspects included two men, ages 17 and 57, as well as two women, ages 21 and 47. The four face a variety of charges, including manufacturing and intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Suspected gang members entitled to criminal defense

Gangs and gang-related crimes are no strangers to Texas. The gang known as MS-13 is perhaps one of the better known organizations. Five men alleged to be part of the infamous gang were recently arrested and are suspected of being involved with the robbery of a Dallas clothing store. The five may wish to explore their options for a criminal defense.

The men were arrested by the FBI and charged with multiple counts of robbery, conspiracy and weapons violations. One of the five reportedly admitted to being the leader of an MS-13 sub-group, also known as a clique, called the PLS. Conviction on the above charges could result in life sentences in prison for each of the five suspects.

How will a DUI impact student visa status?

Many students from other countries choose to study abroad or attend college in the United States. To do so, it is likely that you will have a non-immigrant visa, in order to stay in the U.S. temporarily. If you find yourself in a situation where you are charged or convicted of a DUI, how will it impact the status of your visa?

Getting charged with a Dui is not uncommon in the United States. In fact, over 100 million individuals report that they have driven while under the influence. While facing DUI charges for a US citizen is tough, it can be even more challenging for an international individual. International students with F1 visas can face serious consequences when charged with a DUI.

When is probable cause applicable?

One of the more controversial areas of the law for many Texans is when a police officer can search their car. While you do have the right to refuse consent to their searching your car, there are other circumstances where the court can find it okay that they do so. If they do not have a valid search warrant on you, most officers defend their actions through probable cause.

Probable cause is when the officer has good reasoning to search your vehicle for any illegal substances or potential weaponry. The justification has to be solid. They cannot simply search your car out of a hunch. As a Texan, it is crucial for you to understand when officers have probable cause -- and when they do not.

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