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July 2015 Archives

Can I be charged for having medical marijuana on my person?

Medical marijuana is legal for those to whom it is prescribed, but no one else. In states where marijuana isn't legal, anyone caught with the drug without a prescription can be charged with possession. Generally speaking, those who take medical marijuana are either suffering from long-term symptoms of pain or epilepsy or are terminally ill. This treatment is used for pain relief and as a kind of treatment, which is why it's been allowed.

Judge requests lesser penalty for man sentenced to death in Texas

As someone facing charges and punishments for a crime, you need to know that the justice system you're moving through is fair. In Texas, a recent ruling has been discussed and the judge now wants to overrule it. Generally, when you hear about this kind of situation, a judge wants to harshen a penalty. In this situation, he actually wants to reverse the death penalty a man received in exchange for a life sentence.

You can fight back against false allegations for sex crimes

The last thing you want to deal with is a false allegation that puts your reputation at risk. Sex crimes are taken very seriously in Texas, so if you're accused of raping or molesting someone, it's important that you prepare a strong defense and protect yourself. Assumptions about what you may or may not have done can be damaging to your reputation, even if you haven't been taken to court, putting your social and work life on hold.

Sex crime sting leads to series of arrests in Texas

Being accused of sex crimes is one of the most damaging kinds of accusations for your reputation. Even before you're taken to court, you could lose your job or lose those close to you over the claims. It's important to defend yourself, like some of the people in this case will need to.

Fight Internet solicitation charges to avoid penalties

There is no law preventing you from speaking to younger people online, but as an adult, you do need to be careful of how you treat them. It's okay to discuss schoolwork or to interact professionally, but it's not acceptable to ask for illicit photos or to speak sexually with a child. Part of the problem for some people happens when a young teen pretends to be older than he or she really is. While it's perfectly legal for an adult to be suggestive with an 18-year-old, the same is not true if the teen is only 15 or 16.

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