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Texas Court Bans DWI Blood Testing Without Warrant

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled last month that the state's controversial law that allows police officers to collect blood samples of suspected intoxicated drivers without a warrant is unconstitutional. This ruling has the potential to drastically affect future DWI cases throughout the state.

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Man Arrested After Reporting Car He Stole as Stolen

Some people do not take theft arrests very seriously, but a conviction can mean prison time, a damaged reputation, criminal record, and other personal and professional consequences that come with being labeled a thief. If you or a loved one has been charged with a theft or property offense in the Houston, Galveston, or greater Texas area, let The Law Office of Lori Laird, PLLC represent you. We are here to provide you with a personalized and strategic defense to your case.

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All the King’s Men: The Texas Castle Doctrine

Understanding the Texas Castle Doctrine: Texas law allows citizens to use force (including the use of deadly force) to protect themselves, their property, other people in danger, or to stop the commission of a felony. These laws are known as the Texas Castle Doctrine. Under certain circumstances there is no duty to retreat and the use of force is justified. However, even the justified use of force for purposes of self defense does not guarantee that an individual will not be arrested and/or charged with a crime.

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