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Weatherford Criminal Defense Law Blog

Texas marijuana laws remain strict

Marijuana laws are constantly changing. Pot is legal in 10 states and in the District of Columbia, and legalization is on the docket in even more jurisdictions. According to a recent poll, 60 percent of Americans support marijuana’s legalization, and 63 percent of respondents think that people convicted of marijuana possession should have it expunged from their records.

While states around the country are decriminalizing and legalizing recreational marijuana, Texas laws regarding cannabis are still harsh. Sentencing guidelines include jailtime, steep fines and mandatory minimums.

Penalties for subsequent DWIs

Just about everyone has been there: it’s late, you’ve been out with friends, you’re pretty sure you’ll be fine to drive home. You get behind the wheel and before you know it there are flashing lights in your rear view mirror. The major rub here, though, is that this is not the first time it has happened.

In an earlier blog we discussed what happens after you are pulled over for a suspected DWI. This time we will be talking about the repercussions for anyone who already has one or more DWI charges under their belt. This is how subsequent charges will affect them.

What happens after you’re pulled over for DWI in Texas?

Nobody tries to get a DWI, but sometimes, people make mistakes. You may have felt okay to drive, until you saw the flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Now that you are charged with DWI, you may wonder what happens next. Here is what you need to know about being charged with a DWI in Texas.