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Texas Effectively Does Away with “Confidential Informants”

Posted on: January 21, 2014

Texas Effectively Does Away with “Confidential Informants” The Constitutional Right to face one’s accuser has gradually faded over the years with a number of exceptions carved away by the courts. One has been the “Confidential Informant” exception. Until now all the police had to say was they had a “confidential and reliable informant that had […]

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Smell of Marijuana Alone Does Not Warrant a Police Search of a Residence

Posted on: December 25, 2012

Smell of marijuana alone in many instances does not justify a police search. Many in Texas, including attorneys, just summarily conclude if the police smell marijuana they may conduct a search without a warrant. A huge distinction should be made whether the area searched by police involved exigent circumstances wherein there was no time to […]

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Drug Prosecutions in Lewisville in Texas in Jeopardy

Posted on: December 21, 2012

Drug and other prosecutions arising in Lewisville, Texas in jeopardy due to improper handling/tampering of evidence involving drugs and biological evidence LEWISVILLE, TEXAS- As required by the Rules of Professional Responsibility, the Denton County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has notified attorneys with pending criminal cases involving the Lewisville Police Department of major problems concerning their […]

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Drugged Driving

Posted on: November 20, 2012

Drugged Driving: A New Arrow in the Government’s Quiver Against Cannabis Consumers Smoked or ingested Cannabis lately? States are starting to charge those with ANY detectable amounts of cannabinoids in their system with DWI/DUI. As we all know, these detectable amounts remain up to 30 days in your system. Ten states (Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, […]

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The Case of Bosko the Police Super-Dog

Posted on: October 22, 2012

Occasionally, I run across an appellate case where the court’s blind acceptance of the Police account of events surrounding a Marijuana arrest is astounding, even for me. This one comes Carrolton, Texas. (A suburb of Dallas.) In $27,877.00 CURRENT MONEY of the UNITED STATES, v. The STATE of Texas, an asset forfeiture case, the Carrolton […]

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College Student Opts to Let Jury Decide

Posted on: October 17, 2012

DENTON, TEXAS – A Denton college student has elected to take his chances with a jury following his arrest for Possession of Marijuana under 2-ounces. Possession of Marijuana in Texas is a Class B-misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to a $2,000.00 fine. On July 13, 2012, Zachariah Walker, 25, […]

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Introducing Hydro the Norml Boat

Posted on: September 30, 2012

DFW Norml & the Law Offices of David Sloane proudly present: Hydro – The Original Norml Boat, coming to a lake near you. More information about the boat and Team Norml Wakeboarding coming very soon. In the meantime, stay in touch with Hydro by following her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/hydro.the.norml.boat 140 hp with top speed […]

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MS Patient Gets Reduced Sentence for Possession of Marijuana

Posted on: May 14, 2012

DECATUR, TX. — A Lubbock man received a Deferred Adjudication term of one day today in Wise County, Texas. The Bridgeport Police Department arrested Adam Federspiel, 34, on October 23, 2011 during a routine traffic stop, and booked him into the Wise County jail for possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana. He was released […]

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Are Texas Hash Statutes Unconstitutionally Vague?

Posted on: April 10, 2012

Recent discussions of current events have directed our attention to Texas Statutes purporting to prohibit the possession of so-called “hash.” In Texas, possession of hash is classified as a felony of varying degrees of severity depending on how much is possessed by aggregate weight. In the overwhelming majority of states, simple possession for small amounts […]

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Fake Pot Controversy Continues in North Texas

Posted on: March 23, 2012

The Fort Worth Weekly referenced our organization in a recent article entitled “Breathing Down Their Necks,” which discussed recent law enforcement activities in Bedford, Texas involving “fake pot.” The article centered around an individual who works at a smoke shop recently targeted for selling synthetic marijuana, and who associates himself with NORML. While we appreciate […]