Category Archives: Laws

Texas Steroid Laws

People often take steroids so that they can develop muscle mass and increase their physical fitness. Some student athletes in high school and college take steroids. But anabolic steroids are illegal per the Texas Controlled Substances Act. This means if you are in possession of anabolic steroids, you are subject to fine or arrest. And […]

Are Switch Blades Illegal in Texas – Knife Laws 2017

It has been illegal since the 1950s to possess or use a switchblade in Texas. Carrying or using a switchblade in the past was a class A misdemeanor. People convicted for using or carrying a switchblade could receive a fine as high as $4000 and weapon confiscation. The judge also could give the person up […]

What is the Zero Tolerance Law?

The police in Texas practice a zero tolerance law. This means that anyone who is under 21 may not drive with any alcohol in their system. It is illegal for people under 21 to consume alcohol, after all. Call Houston DUI Lawyer Dan Lazarine (713) 224-4000. But it is interesting to note that the ‘zero […]

When Is It Legal to Break the Speed Limit?

Going just one mile per hour over the speed limit is against the law in Texas. Most police officers in this state realize that the typical speedometer is accurate to within one or two MPH, depending upon the age and type of car, truck, or SUV. But the leeway that a police officer will give […]

Public Lewdness In Texas

Public lewdness, which may be referred to as indecent exposure, is a criminal offense in Texas. It involves exposing yourself or performing an act of a sexual nature in a public place. The act may be done intentionally with the intention of leading to sexual arousal or to offend people. Need a criminal lawyer in […]

Online Harassment Laws – Texas Criminal Attorney

One of the most important purposes of laws in Texas is to maintain peace and public order. Some laws in the state ensure peace and public order by making criminal various dangerous or possibly violent actions. Other laws are effective in maintaining public order by making criminal various threatening behaviors. Harassment laws are an example. […]

Does the Castle Doctrine Allow You To Legally Shoot Someone In Texas?

Many Texans own or carry guns to protect themselves and their families from harm. Therefore it is important to have a good understanding of when it is legal to use deadly force in this state. Dan Lazarine is a criminal defense lawyer in Houston (713) 224-4000. Nothing in this article should be considered valid legal […]

Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance

If you are arrested in possession of a large quantity of marijuana, controlled substances or dangerous drugs in Texas, you face serious penalties. The type of penalty varies based upon the drug type, the schedule group of the controlled substance, and the drug’s weight. Dan Lazarine is a drug crimes lawyer in Texas. Call (713) […]

Texas MIP Laws – Minor in Possession

Anyone who is under the age of 21 and found to possess an alcoholic beverage in Texas can be charged with Minor in Possession (MIP). Any minor who is near when alcohol is present can be charged with MIP. It does not matter if the minor did not actually purchase the alcohol. Also, it is […]

Class B Misdemeanor in Texas

The Texas Penal Code classifies misdemeanors as Class A, Class B, or Class C according to the relative seriousness of the offense. Class C being the least serious offense and Class A being the most serious. Dan Lazarine practices criminal defense law in Houston, Texas (713) 224-4000. Examples of Class B Misdemeanors 1st Offense Driving […]