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Sharing your medication could result in serious criminal charges

This last year, thousands of people died of opium overdoses around the country, including across Texas. As a result, both law makers and law enforcement are looking carefully at heroin, opiate and opioid medications in the hope of curbing this public health epidemic. More than ever, those whom some might consider dealers or suppliers, such as people who give away or sell their own prescriptions, could face harsh penalties.

Man flees Oklahoma with steaks and painting; arrested in Texas

You would spend most of the day driving north from Edinburg to get to Edmond, Oklahoma. The city was recently the site of an unusual alleged theft and assault. According to a news report, police there allege that a man stole steaks and a painting from the front porch of an Edmond home.

Texas teacher accused of improper relationship with student

The Texas Penal Code name for the violation does not at first glance sound all that serious: "Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student." But a conviction on the sex crime charge can mean a very serious sentence of up to 20 years in a state prison.

Texas booms: Drugs and oil

America's economic might has many sources, but one of the most reliable has been oil. Texas is, of course, the epicenter of U.S. oil. The state's oil industry has gotten a big boost in recent years from the boom in shale oil in the western Texas.

Another example of how a criminal defense attorney can help you

When a jury understands all the evidence presented to it by prosecutors and a defense attorney, it can then make an informed decision. We read recently of a Texas jury that listened carefully to the evidence in the trial of a 23-year-old woman who had been accused of intoxication manslaughter.

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