Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of over 2.1 million people within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2). Houston is the seat of Harris County, and its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the U.S., with over 6 million people.Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837.
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  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    …” is – don’t drive while intoxicated. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t take any controlled substance or illegal substance and get behind the wheel this Labor Day weekend. More states are choosing to enact no refusal DWI enforcement policies, so it’s essential for motorists to learn how the law views those who just say no to a police officer’s request to submit…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • Terroristic Threats: Laws and Consequences in Texas

    … limiting the right to free speech under the U.S. Constitution. The first element of a terroristic threat is the intent to terrorize, disrupt, harm, or intimidate a function of government. To prove that the actor has made a terroristic threat, the prosecutor must show that the actor/speaker said something that’s reasonably considered as threatening…

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  • Murder Laws in Texas: Types, Degrees, and Punishments

    …, or that it was carried out with total reckless disregard and abandonment for another human life. Whether the convict is sentenced to the death penalty (capital punishment) depends on specific circumstances. In the well-known murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Los Angeles prosecutors charged the defendant with two first-degree murder counts (the death of Nicole…

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  • Driving With a Suspended License: Texas Laws and Penalties

    … intoxicated or driving under the influence (DWI/DUI) or other alcohol-related offenses can result in a suspended or invalid license. If you or someone you love is facing a driving with suspended license charge in Houston, Harris County, or anywhere in Texas, you need an experienced defense attorney now. Laws and Penalties of Driving with a Suspended…

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  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … of nine jurors must be established to carry out the function of the grand jury. Each juror casts an individual vote. If the grand jury discerns there is probable cause of an offense occurrence, it returns a True Bill to indict. Are you or someone you know facing criminal charges in the Houston area? The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp has…

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  • When Can Texas Police Take My Blood Without a Warrant?

    … Texas has an “implied consent” law when it comes to DWI. This means that if a police officer has probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving, you are deemed to consent to a blood or breath test to confirm your blood-alcohol level. Implied consent does not mean you actually have to consent, but if […] The post When Can Texas Police Take My Blood Without a Warrant? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • Legal Consequences for Sex in Public in Texas

    … of getting reduced or dropped charges. How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help If you’re charged with a public sex offense in Texas, recognize this isn’t a DIY matter. Discuss your case with The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp if you have questions and concerns about a Houston city or Harris County public sex crime charge. In some cases, it is possible to avoid a jail sentence by performing community service and paying a fine. Most defendants agree that the outcome is more positive than spending a minute behind bars. …

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  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … juvenile legal system, listening to you and explaining your options through the process. Right to Counsel and Silence If your child is arrested for a juvenile offense in Harris County or Houston, Texas, contact an experienced attorney immediately. Don’t allow your son or daughter to discuss the matter with a law enforcement officer until you contact…

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  • Governor of Texas Signs Law Banning “Sanctuary Cities”

    … immigration lawyer. Why has this new “sanctuary cities” law that Governor Abbott signed come under fire? Every big-city police chief in the state has criticized the new bill. Police chiefs in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston, say it will create a chilling effect that will cause immigrant families to not report crimes or come forward as witnesses over fears…

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  • Public Urination and Texas Laws

    … with the intent to provide or promote sexual gratification, you may be convicted of a sex crime. If you’re considered a repeat offender, chances are higher than you’ll be a registered sex offender for the rest of your life. That will affect where you can work and, as above, where you’re allowed to live. Hire a Defense Attorney Even if you’re charged…

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