What Happens If I Am Charged With Possessing Drugs Near a School?

August 17th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime

Drug crimes are often not just about the offense, but also where the offenses took place. The Texas legislature has declared a number of areas within the state as “drug-free zones.” A person arrested for possession of a controlled substance within such a “zone” faces enhanced criminal penalties if convicted at trial. Officer’s “Well-Being” Check […]

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How Can I Prove the Drugs Do Not Belong to Me?

May 25th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime

A key issue in many Houston-area drug crimes cases is proving the defendant actually had possession of an illegal substance. For instance, if a police officer pulls you over for a traffic violation and sees a bag of marijuana on the seat next to you, she’s going to assume those are your drugs. But what […]

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Trump and Marijuana Laws in Harris County

March 16th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime, Marijuana Possession

President Donald J. Trump stunned many political observers and pundits by winning the presidential election in 2016. He has promised that his administration will depart radically from the administration of President Barack H. Obama in virtually every way: President Trump has announced, for instance, plans to roll back or repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, […]

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