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Texas Open Container Law


Texas takes drinking on its public highways very seriously. On September 1, 2001, Texas passed its Open Container Law, which states: “A person commits an offense if the person knowingly possesses an open container in a passenger area of a motor vehicle that is located on a public highway, regardless of whether the vehicle is… read more

Texas’s Romeo and Juliet Law


When most people think of Romeo and Juliet, they think of Shakespeare’s star-crossed young lovers. Their families were bitter enemies, and the young couple had only love on their side. It was apparent these young lovers’ story would end badly, but what about young couples in Texas with a simple one or two-year age difference… read more

The Age of Consent in Texas


Everyone in Texas needs to know and understand what an age of consent law is and how it may apply to themselves and their loved ones. An age of consent law sounds simple; however, several complex situations can arise from what were thought of as consensual relationships and lead yourself or your loved one to… read more

How to Request an ALR Hearing in Texas


Applying for an Administrative License Revocation (“ALR”) hearing is an important step in defending against a Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”) case in Texas. Unfortunately, many people miss their chance to get an ALR because they miss the deadline to apply (15 days from the date of arrest) or provide DPS with the wrong information. This… read more

What Are Texas Cops Looking For In Field Sobriety Tests?


Remember when you were in school and your teacher would “surprise” the class with pop quizzes? Field sobriety tests can be like that, except failing the test could mean some time in jail. Make no mistake: you have a right to refuse Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) if a police officer stops you in Texas. Cops… read more