Texas has long been the land where criminal justice is thought of as swift and unyielding -- but that may be changing. Is Texas about to take a more progressive approach toward criminal justice?
When you do business with the government, the government is inclined to take a pretty close look at any discrepancies or red flags. That's a major concern if your medical office participates in the Medicaid and/or Medicare programs.
Since 1963, anyone accused of a felony is guaranteed the right to an attorney -- even if they can't afford to pay for one privately. That law was designed to create access to equal justice for all, regardless of their income.
For decades, it didn't matter what part of the cannabis plant was being used. It was all considered illegal under federal law.
Law enforcement agencies take credit card skimming seriously. This is a form of credit card theft that involves stealing another person's credit card information by placing a small device -- a skimmer -- on a credit/debit card reader. Most people outside of law enforcement can't spot a skimmer.
In recent years, several states have legalized recreational possession of marijuana. However, Texas seems unlikely to be joining this list in the near future. State law is currently very strict when it comes to this drug.