Recently, many people have asked me about what happens after you are arrested for Driving While Intoxication (DWI).  So here is a brief explanation of the post-arrest specimen request: After a police officer makes an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), the officer will ask the arrested individual to provide a sample of breath or…
Posting revenge porn is a criminal act under Texas law, but the statute is currently being reviewed by the state’s highest court of criminal appeals. The issue is whether the law’s broad definition of revenge porn improperly criminalizes conduct that is usually protected under the right to free speech. As it stands, the definition of…
“If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” This was the tweet heard ‘round the world. On the afternoon of Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted this to her followers. In a matter of hours, this tweet sparked a global social movement that is still impacting…
“Can I go to prison for sexting?” Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner should have asked that question before beginning an online sexting relationship with a teen girl. Instead, he proceeded to sext, was caught, and later convicted and sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. As CNN reports, Weiner’s prison time for sexting ended…
Aggravating and mitigating factors can have a big impact on the outcome of your sex crimes case. These are facts of the case that make your criminal liability more or less serious, respectively. Assuming that you are found guilty of wrongdoing, these factors could encourage the judge to hand down either a harsh or lenient…
The Law Offices of David Sloane have always been at the forefront of the marijuana reform movement in Texas. We have been defending those arrested for marijuana crimes in the courtroom, advocating for changes to the law in the legislature, and even rallying citizens to take to the streets and call for sensible regulations of…
More than two dozen people were arrested on felony DWI charges in Montgomery County last month. Right about now, they may be wondering just how serious is a DWI charge in Texas. For them — and for you — we have answers. First, each DWI case is unique, with different circumstances that can spell the…
If you face a charge for an assault on your spouse, you may be wondering why your spouse, after a change of heart, can’t drop an assault charge in Texas. The problem is that assault is a criminal charge, and criminal charges in Texas aren’t brought by the victims, but rather by the authorities. The victim…
Roadside oral indicator tests are commonly used across North America and around the world to determine whether someone has drugs in their system, but what do they really show?   When you’re pulled over driving your vehicle and the police officer or trooper thinks you may be under the influence a breath analyzer test could…
Will Texas legalize marijuana this legislative term?  Will CBD oils be legalized?  What about products containing THC?   Legalization may be getting closer, but until the legislator acts, marijuana and related substances are illegal.  If you would like for the Marijuana/CBD/THC laws to change, you need to contact your state representatives.  Below is a link…