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After arrest, Texas man will benefit from drug crimes defense

After law enforcement in Harrison County executed a search warrant, one man was arrested and specific things were seized and taken from his home. Police secured the search warrant after an investigation into this man's activities supposedly pointed to potential criminal activity. As there were a few different types of drugs in his home at the time of his arrest, this Texas man will benefit from working on his drug crimes defense.

When police entered his home, they found ecstasy, prescription pills and crack cocaine. They also found a handgun and several items they believe were stolen, including a shotgun, lawnmowers, trailer, lawn maintenance equipment, chainsaw and more. They also seized around $5,000 from his home as well. It is not clear how law enforcement determined which items in the house were allegedly stolen property and assets. 

What to know about federal habeas corpus proceedings

Unless you have been there, it is almost impossible to understand just how devastating it can be to watch a family member, romantic partner or other loved one have to spend time behind bars. If the person you love also spends time in jail after experiencing unfair or unjust treatment in the courtroom, watching him or her remain incarcerated may prove even more difficult.

If, however, your loved one remains behind bars because someone infringed on his or her rights at some point during the criminal case, he or she may be able to challenge the resulting incarceration and attempt to seek relief. To do so, you may be able to ask a federal court to review the details surrounding your loved one’s detention to determine if the imprisonment is, in fact, valid.

Federal criminal defense: Texas defendants face life in prison

An indictment from a federal grand jury has two Texas residents facing potentially serious jail time. The charges are against a former deputy constable as well as her husband, both of whom are accused of committing drug crimes and laundering money related to those activities. Since these are not state charges, both individuals should be aware that federal criminal defense often requires a different approach.

The 56-year-old woman was previously employed as a deputy constable, although it is not clear if she lost her position after being arrested or if she had stopped working in law enforcement before this incident. She and her 59-year-old husband were arrested in late Sept. 2019. Both are facing charges for conspiring to possess heroin with intent to distribute. Four counts for attempting to launder proceeds from that alleged activity were also filed.

Texas woman would benefit from strong drug crimes defense

A Texas woman is currently behind bars after a lengthy investigation allegedly found that she was involved with drug trafficking. She was taken into custody after police executed a search warrant of her home, and now she is facing charges that include delivery of a controlled substance. This is a felony offense, and she will benefit from developing a strong drug crimes defense strategy as soon as possible.

The investigation into the woman's supposed activities started when neighbors reported suspicious behavior to the police. Upon execution of the warrant, police found several incriminating things in her home, including crack cocaine, items often used in the distribution of drugs and $700 in cash. She has the right to challenge any part of the investigation and the evidence against her, including the assumptions made about items found in her home.

El Paso students facing juvenile law charges

A number of students from around the El Paso area are facing criminal charges related to vaping THC, which has raised alarm among school district leaders. Possession of marijuana in Texas can result in serious criminal charges, as can possessing any amount of THC concentrates. This has resulted in several young people from the area facing serious juvenile law charges for vaping this illegal substance.

Vaping has become a popular activity for students. While vaping in itself is not illegal, vaping THC is, and many students are likely unaware of the grave legal consequences of this activity. In fact, many school officials say that a majority of the kids facing charges for this reason are good kids, many of whom have never been in trouble before. 

Advantages of drug court

An arrest on a drug charge may lead to a personal upheaval. Whether this is your first arrest on any charge or not, facing legal repercussions can overwhelm anyone.

One option Texas courts may offer is drug court. This alternative allows the prison system to keep its population lower by allowing certain offenders the opportunity to complete a drug education and rehabilitation program. Your offense must meet specific guidelines, and you must complete the program to stay out of jail. Consider some of the advantages of this court-endorsed program.

Texas gun laws and federal criminal defense for weapons offenses

After the recent mass shooting in Texas, tensions have been high regarding gun laws, potential legislation and more. While Texas does allow individuals to possess certain types of weapons in certain circumstances, it is in the interests of every person who owns a gun or who is facing weapons-related offenses to know exactly what the law says. Violations of gun laws can result in serious consequences and the need for a strong state or federal criminal defense.

At this time, Texas state laws do not prohibit an individual from owning an AK-47, which is an assault rifle. This particular gun is a current topic of conversation among many because it was used in a recent mass shooting, as well as others in the past. State laws also recently changed to allow people to carry concealed weapons without permits in the event of a disaster evacuation.

Drug crimes defense strategies may change in Texas

Certain law enforcement agents may not be arresting people any longer for low-level marijuana offenses in Texas. Changing state laws regarding hemp has led to a significant amount of confusion and chaos regarding the prosecution of pot-related charges. As a result, individuals facing drug charges have had to alter their approach to drug crimes defense strategies.

This past year, the state of Texas legalized hemp. In order to reduce complications and lower the number unnecessary drug arrests, Texas Department of Public Safety officers has ordered its officers to stop arresting people for misdemeanor marijuana offenses. They are now supposed to write citations instead. This applies in cases where a person may be found in possession of four milligrams of marijuana or less. 

2 teens face weapons, drug charges following Texas investigation

When law enforcement officials and community members suspect that there is a crime happening, the need for answers is understandable. However, for someone to be convicted of a crime, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Two teenagers in Texas are now likely considering their legal options following their recent arrests on weapons and drug charges.

Law enforcement officials claim that the two males, ages 19 and 17, were arrested following a lengthy investigation. The investigation, according to police, started as a result of the belief that someone was selling drugs in an apartment complex. After several months, investigators claim they had probable cause against two people in a specific apartment.

Drug crimes defense: 7 people arrested in Texas drug bust

A 10-month investigation into alleged drug-related activities has resulted in seven arrests, with warrants out for two others, according to investigators in Mills County. Texas police arrested six men and one woman between May 29 and June 5. They are still searching for two other individuals of interest, and have asked the support of the community in tracking these two women down. It is unclear whether any of the arrested individuals have retained counsel, but this will be a necessary part of building a drug crimes defense in their individual cases. 

The information about the 10-month investigation is limited at this time, likely because not everyone purportedly involved has been apprehended by police. However, it has been determined that almost all of the arrests made so far have been predicated by the individuals allegedly purchasing drugs, including marijuana and methamphetamine, from undercover officers. One of the men is also facing money laundering charges after police claim they found a connection between him and a variety of fraudulent checks. 

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