‘In the field’ drug tests play an enormous role in drug possession arrests and convictions in Texas, but according to a panel of Texas lawmakers and legal officials, the test kits used for field testing are too unreliable to form the basis of a proper criminal case. The Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission was formed in […]

Prescription medications can be outrageously expensive in the U.S., especially if you don’t have good health insurance. The total cost of getting a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration runs upwards of $2.6 billion. Unfortunately for patients, those costs trickle down to your local pharmacy’s cash register. This problem has motivated quite a […]

Why are some lawyers more expensive than others, and do you really get what you pay for? “How much is this going to cost?”  Everyone who calls or comes in to my office asks this question, and I imagine they’re hoping to hear a lower fee than what other lawyers have quoted.  When someone asks […]

As Obama wraps up his presidency and we transition to our new leadership under Trump, U.S. citizens will note many possible changes. One area that may see significant upheaval in the upcoming months (and years) is criminal justice reform. Obama has focused the majority of his efforts on this area within the last year of his […]

Although Texas recently made medicinal marijuana legal under the Compassionate Use Program (CUP), the restrictions placed on both the prescription-seeking patients and the prescribing doctors have rendered this program relatively ineffective. In addition, an unusual law governing the prosecution of edible marijuana could potentially lead to a felony conviction for the use of a relatively small amount of […]

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