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DWI Defense Guide
Drug Possession Guide
Overview of Texas Criminal Cases
4th Amendment Illegal Searches
5th Amendment Miranda Rights Guide
Burdens of Proof Overview
 
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Legal Research & Criminal Law Guides

4th Amendment Search & Seizure Legal Guides
(Illegal Searches, Violations of Privacy, Constiutional Rights)
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Overview of 4th Amendment Illegal Searches
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What is a Warrant (Search & Arrest Warrants)
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What is a Pat-Down or Frisk Search?
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Plain View Searches
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Consent Searches
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Search Incident to Arrest
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Search of bags or belongings
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Automobile (Car) Search
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Search of Home 
5th Amendment Miranda "Right to Remain" Silent Guides
(Do I need my rights read to me when arrested?)
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5th Amendment Miranda Rights Guide
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Motions to Supress Involuntary Statements
Overview of Texas Criminal Cases & Texas Criminal Justice System
(Arrest, Trial, Motions, Sentencing)
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Overview of Court Process
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Arrest
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Arraignment
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Pre-trials and settings
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Motions
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Trial, Jury Trial or Bench Trial before Judge
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Sentencing or Acquittal
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Appeal
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Expungement
 
Guide to Levels of Proof in Criminal Cases
(What is probable cause? What does reasonable doubt mean?)
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Burdens of Proof Overview
 
6th Amendment "Right to Counsel" Guides
(When should my attorney be present? What if I can't afford a lawyer?)
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6th Amendment Right to Counsel
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Why Do the Poor Get a Free Attorney?
 
DWI Defense Guide
(breathalyzer tests, bac, .08% levels, common DWI terms and meanings, blood v. breath)
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DWI Defense Guide Overview
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DWI Terms (Common DWI terms, such as BAC, line hugging, and retrograde extrapolation)
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DWI Defenses (Problems with mouth alcohol, absense of slope detectors, and retrograde extrapolation)
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Walkthrough of a Typical DWI Stop & Arrest (From traffic stop to arrest and FSTs)
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DWI Sobriety Field Tests (FSTs)  (Walk the line, nose touch, and why do officers shine a light in my eyes?)
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DMV License Suspension after DWI (Will the DMV Suspend my drivers license, and how to prevent suspension)
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How a Breathalyzer Works (Mechanisms and science behind breathalyzer models)
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Explaining Blood Alcohol Levels (BAC) (WHat does the .08% BAC mean? How many drinks is that?)
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Common DWI Questions & FAQ  (What if I refuse the test? Can I be arrested with a bac lower than .08%?)
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Travis County & Texas DWI Statistics, Studies and Research
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Punishments for a Texas DWI Offense
   
Drug Law Guide
(Information on Drug Possessions & Drug Sales Cases)
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Drug Law Guide & Information Center
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Texas Marijuana Laws, Marijuana Reform & Medical Marijuana
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Drug Possession Charges, Arrests, & Punishments 
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Drug Sales, Delivery, Furnishing, Giving Away Charges, Arrests, & Punishments
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Drug Possession and Drug Sales Defenses
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Drug Terminology & Legal Drug Terms
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FAQ: Common Questions Concerning Drug Possession, Drug Sales / Delivery Cases & Arrests
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Travis County Texas Drug Use & Arrest Statistics
   
 
Texas & Austin Criminal Law Resources
The legal links and resources below are intended as a starting point for your research. Keep in mind that the law includes both statutes caselaw, which clarifies certain aspects of the code. Never rely on merely reading the statutes if you have been arrested or charged with a crime. Be sure to speak with an attorney.
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The Texas Constitution
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Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
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Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
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Texas Health and Safety Code
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Texas Penal Code
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Texas Transportation Code
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Quick Search of Texas Codes (All Laws)




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