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What to Do When A Loved One is Facing Deportation

President Trump has been very clear on his stance against illegal immigration. Officials have already increased deportation activity. Many expect more raids targeting undocumented immigrants with criminal records to follow soon. Presumably, the new President means for his deportation activity to encourage legal naturalization among immigrants, reduce the strain undocumented immigration places on American taxpayers, and… read more

App Provides Warning of Immigration Raids

Newly elected President Trump made several promises during his campaign to crack down on illegal immigration. This is a multifaceted endeavor, including hiring over 10,000 more immigration police officers, toughening immigration requirements, constructing a Southern border wall between the United States and Mexico, and placing flight restrictions from countries whose governments have ties or suspected… read more

Can You Legally Drive After One Beer?

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a major offense in every state. In Texas, DWI is punishable with jail time, fees, license suspension, and potentially an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle. Experts say that even one drink can impair a driver. So is one beer enough to convict a driver of DWI? The truth… read more

The 10 Most Absurd Laws in Texas

The Lone Star State is famous for more than just its friendly residents and affinity for barbeque. Texas is also home to some of the strangest laws in America. Many have become outdated and absurd for the modern Texan, yet they’re still active and enforceable. If you aren’t careful, you may find yourself convicted for… read more

What Rights Do I Have When I’ve Been Arrested?

Getting arrested is an experience nobody wants. An officer depriving you of your freedom and holding you accountable for a criminal offense is frightening and stressful, especially if you are unaware of your rights as a detainee. When a law enforcement officer places you in handcuffs and takes you into custody, it does not immediately… read more

What Is the Texas DREAM Act?

Immigration law is a prominent area of litigation in Texas. Texas was the very first state to adopt the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act in 2001 – a law allowing undocumented immigrant students to attend public universities at in-state tuition rates. If an undocumented student received a high school degree or… read more

When Is It Legal to Shoot Someone in Texas?

Many Texans carry guns to protect themselves and ensure their family and friends’ safety. Still, knowing when it’s legal to use deadly force can be confusing. It’s vital to know when it’s legal to shoot someone you think is threatening your family. What Is the Castle Doctrine? The castle doctrine is the name given to… read more

Open Carry Laws in Texas 2019

Texas LTC Requirements Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H sets out the eligibility criteria that must be met in order to obtain a License to carry in Texas (LTC). Unless you are active duty in the military, you must be at least 21 years of age to meet federal qualifications to purchase a handgun. There… read more

Is It Hard to Immigrate to the US?

Breaking the law to get into the US is never recommended, but immigrants from all walks of life will tell you that getting into the country legally is an expensive and time consuming ordeal. And the initial process does not earn you citizenship. If anything, getting through immigration legally is much like the game of… read more

What Happens After Police Issue a Warrant?

Once a police department has sufficient evidence (probable cause) that a suspect is the most likely candidate for a crime, it will approach a judge to issue an arrest warrant. A warrant for your arrest means a law enforcement officer has the right to take you into custody wherever you are. You could be at… read more