Month: May 2020

When can police search your property?

When the police approach you, they may be able to search you and your property. However, it’s important for you to understand when they can and cannot conduct a search to protect your rights as a civilian. Searches with a warrant Texas code 18.01 addresses search...

How to expunge a criminal record

People with a criminal record understand the burden of a criminal record. A teenager’s one stupid mistake can follow them wherever they go. A criminal record may compromise rental agreements, loan applications and even prevent a citizen from exercising their right to...

The law on carrying knives in Texas

Knives can be deadly weapons, but they can also be ordinary household items for use in the kitchen. While knives are commonplace in the home, they can be seen as a weapon when they are carried in public. The law varies across states when it comes to whether carrying a...

Talking to your child about their drug addiction

If you have a reason to believe that your child may be using illegal drugs, it's likely that you will be very concerned, regardless of how old they are. Illegal drugs are prohibited for a reason: They are highly addictive and can result in fatal overdoses. If you are...

Mailbox vandalism is a federal crime

If an officer catches your teenager smashing or blowing up mailboxes with friends, you may chalk their actions up to juvenile high jinks. Yet, failing to give their behavior a second though could come with serious consequences. Vandalizing mailboxes is a federal...