Is CBD Legal in Texas? "What is the legal status of CBD?"Cameron Pinkerton, legal assistant at the Law Offices of David Sloane discusses the legality of CBD in Texas, the 2018 Farm Bill, the FDA's recent statements about CBD, and Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson, who made national headlines regarding comments she made about…
ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA channel 8, recently quoted David Sloane after he offered his stirring support for a bill that would decriminalize marijuana across the state before the Texas House of Representatives. The author of the story Kevin Reece was reporting on the decision by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) to release a report…
Groping charges are controversial in Texas, with many arguing that the law does not go far enough in criminalizing this behavior. In fact, legislation has recently been introduced that specifically focuses on groping. The bill would define groping as “indecent sexual assault,” and make it a class A misdemeanor. Houston sexual assault attorney Ned Barnett…
What you need to know about the criminal appeals process in Texas Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org First, you should know that you have a legal right to appeal your case. This means that you can ask a higher court to review a lower court’s decision which went against you and to decide if that decision…
Sex crime accusations are on the rise in the digital age. With more and more people use online dating apps like Tinder, it’s never been easier to meet and become intimate with relative strangers. In the vast majority of cases, the intimacy is consensual, but sexual predators have been known to use Tinder and similar…
If you get caught with child porn on your phone, you could be charged with possession of child pornography. If convicted of this felony offense, you could spend years in jail, pay thousands of dollars in fines, and have your personal and professional lives ruined by the collateral consequences of a sex crimes conviction. For…
Authorities have admitted a man was wrongly arrested in the Florida sex sting which also recently netted New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. After his arrest on Feb. 25, Sandipkumar Patel, 47 years old, said he considered suicide for the shame of being charged with soliciting prostitution. Authorities had mistakenly identified him as the driver…
I always tell everyone to assume they are being videotaped at all times! Here is an interesting article about a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) sting. In this instance, it was the TABC agent who was on the receiving end of the sting. A good criminal defense attorney was able to use video evidence to…
Several district attorneys in Texas have decided to not prosecute minor marijuana possession offenses in their respective jurisdictions. For instance, in Houston’s Harris County, if you are caught with four ounces or less of marijuana, you will have the drugs confiscated and you will have the option to take a drug class. That means you…
If you face a charge for DWI, drug possession, sex assault or any other criminal offense and need a criminal defense lawyer, you may be wondering about getting a private attorney versus a public defender. Which one is the best? First, let’s consider the nature of a public defender. Court-appointed defender When a criminal defendant…