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Can I Change a Court Date if I do Not Have a Lawyer Yet?

Anytime you are involved in the legal system, there are complex rules and procedures that must be followed. This includes mandatory attendance at court hearings. Failure to adhere to court rules and requirements could result in serious penalties, including fines, a default conviction, and a warrant being issued for your arrest.

Penalty for Possessing THC Oil in Texas

While there are more states now that have either legalized marijuana for medicinal and recreation use or are considering passing these types of laws, Texas is not one of them. Marijuana possession is still considered a drug crime and the law prohibits the use, sale, or distribution of THC oil, as well.

Is There a Program for First Time DWI Offenders?

Being charged with a DWI is a serious matter, even if your breath or blood alcohol content (BAC) level was low and you are a first time offender. In addition to the fines, court costs, and criminal penalties you could be facing, a conviction could impact other areas of your life, as well. As the result of these charges appearing on your permanent record, you could face difficulties in obtaining certain types of employment, housing, or student loans.

What Happens if You Violate Parole in Travis County?

If you have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail in Travis County, you may have received parole as a condition of early release. In order to be eligible, you generally must meet certain qualifications, such as completing part of your jail time and other court requirements.