Can Houston Police Legally Search You for Drugs During a Weapons Frisk?

February 8th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime, Houston Criminal Cases, Possession

Drug charges obviously require drugs. And police typically recover drugs when they search suspects or their property. As you probably know, the police typically require a search warrant to conduct such a search. But there are multiple exceptions to this general rule. For instance, if a police officer has “reasonable suspicion” to suspect someone is […]

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The Legal Dangers of Methamphetamines

March 22nd, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime, Possession, Understanding Texas Law

Methamphetamines—often known as crystal meth—constitute a powerful stimulant that can produce an immediate sense of euphoria in the human brain. While methamphetamine is occasionally prescribed as a medical treatment for attention deficit order, it is considered a highly dangerous narcotic. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, methamphetamine use can lead to “anxiety, confusion, insomnia, […]

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Harris County No Longer Accepting Early Plea Agreements in Possession Cases

February 18th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Possession

After an investigation by a local newspaper and the fallout of having to pay out nearly $150,000 in taxpayer dollars to those wrongfully convicted of drug possession, Harris County, Texas, is now changing its drug testing policy. The new policy disallows prosecutors to accept plea agreements before obtaining the results of drug tests. The previous […]

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