Texting and Driving in Texas

By: Kara L. Carreras Until yesterday, Texas was one of only four states that did not have a ban on texting while driving. Governor Abbott signed off on House Bill 62 yesterday; so, effective September 1, 2017, it will be illegal to text while driving in Texas. The bill can be found at this link: ...

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Texas Second Chance Bill

Orders for Non-disclosure in Texas Texas Second Chance Bill-HB3016 By: Kara L. Carreras Just last week the Texas Senate approved and amended Texas' "Second Chance" Bill.  The bill originated in the House (HB3016).  The idea behind the bill is to support lower level offenders and give them t...

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Supreme Court Criminal/Death Penalty Cases

by Kara L. Carreras It's spring in Washington D.C. and not only does that mean cherry blossoms, but it means that the United States Supreme Court is very busy hearing arguments on pending cases and granting future hearings. Many of the cases granted certiorari (or granting hearings) are death pe...

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So, Is Marijuana Legal in Texas?

By Kara L. Carreras Lately, we have heard a lot of rumblings in Texas about the legalization of Marijuana. So, what is the real scoop? In the United States, 28 states have legalized the use of medical marijuana. Many of these states have broad legalization including treatment for cancer, HIV, gl...

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Be Prepared for the Super Bowl 2017

By Kara Carreras Super Bowl® 51 is slated to be an "Instant Classic", but don't get caught unprepared and in jail Sunday! The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots game is already being touted as an instant classic! On the one hand, we have the Atlanta Falcons with their high-powered, fast o...

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HEALING FROM THE DALLAS SHOOTINGS

On July 7, a madman attacked downtown Dallas. We have all seen the footage and heard the heartbreaking accounts of five Dallas police officers losing their lives. Tragedy from senseless violence has been part of our lives for a long time. Oklahoma City, Columbine, Orlando, Sandy Hook, and far too ma...

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