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Identity Theft in Texas

In this digital era, instances of identity theft are on the rise. Just last month in Goshen, Texas, a significant identify theft was uncovered. The case includes around $74,000 in false tax returns with several suspects. So far, police have arrested Olga Navarro-Garcia, 31 years of age, her husband Manuel Ramirez-Jimenez, and his brother Joaquin Ramirez-Jimenez....
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Drugs and the Fourth Amendment

Drug charges run rampant here in Texas. They have a high occurrence rate in Denton, too. Just recently, a Denton police officer was patrolling the parking lot of a hotel within the 4000 block of interstate 35E as he witnessed a male sitting in a parked vehicle on the north side of the building. The officer, through training and experience, knew that the location is a known high-crime area in which drugs are widespread....
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DWI and Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas

Incidents of drunk driving, unfortunately, continue to run rampant here in Texas. Many times drunk driving leads to a fatal accident. Just recently, right here in Denton, Texas, a drunk driver caused the death of four innocent people. Wilson Rene Molinares, a 22-year-old student at Texas State, was driving his car in the opposite direction down I-35 northbound. He then collided with a van killing its four occupants. This accident was so bad that it took four two hours to pry the van apart to get the deceased out....
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Texas Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Synthetic Drugs

A drug that is being sold online could be emerging as a big problem in North Texas. A drug called U-47700 has been popping up on drug forums and message boards stateside. The drug is alleged to be seven and a half times stronger than morphine. It was developed in the 1970s and although it was never released to the public, the drug has found its way onto online black market sites and has led to an influx of overdose deaths and hospitalizations in Europe....
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Police Now Targeting e-Cigarette Users for Potential Drug Possession

The sharply rising trend in e-cigarettes and vaping has also led to some criminal implications as well. Electronic water vaporizers can also be used to consume meth and marijuana, according to law officials. Even though these latest advances in smoking technology can mask the aroma of pot and other narcotics, law enforcement is still keeping an eye out for potential offenders using vaping as a means to get high....
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What “Pre-Trial Diversion” is and How it Helps First-Time Offenders

If you have been charged for a first-time, non-violent crime, you have plenty of options at your disposal. You are more than likely qualified for what is called “pre-trial diversion” (PTD), a program that targets first-time, nonviolent offenders who have been charged with crimes like shoplifting or drug possession. This program is run by the District Attorney’s office and acts as a “second chance” program for those who do not have a criminal record. To qualify for the program, you need the recommendation of an experienced attorney....
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Prescription Drug Arrests on the Rise in Texas

It is a common misconception, especially among teenagers, that prescription drugs are safer and “less illegal” than other drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. The truth is that prescription drugs are just as, and in some cases, more dangerous and just as illegal as the substances mentioned. A recent Foundation for a Drug-Free World study showed that 50% of teenagers believed that prescription drugs are “much safer” than street drugs. If you have been arrested for possession of prescription drugs, please contact a lawyer immediately....
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The Penalties Associated With DWI Arrests in Denton County, TX

Texas has some of the strictest DWI and DUI laws in the country. What are you looking at if you are arrested for DWI in Denton County? It really depends on the circumstance. Were there children in the car? Did you refuse a breath or blood test? Is this your second or third DWI? The penalties associated with DWI in Texas can cost you thousands of dollars, loss of license, prison time, large fees to retain your license and much more strife in your personal and professional life....
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What to Do When Arrested for Theft in Denton, Texas

If you have been arrested on theft charges in Denton, Texas, you need an aggressive defense team on your side. It is a prosecutor’s job to get convictions and he or she will do so at any cost. The punishment often does not fit the crime and it is important to understand that the right lawyer can help you when you find yourself staring at serious charges....
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Underaged DWI in Texas

Getting a DWI as a minor is a very scary experience. You have your life in front of you; you may be in college, beginning a career, or serving in the military. If you are under the age of 21 and have been charged with DWI in Texas, you face the exact same consequences as someone of legal drinking age. Wheeler Law Office takes a realistic stance on the consumption of alcohol by minors. Access to alcohol is easy and drinking and partying is a way of life at that age....
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Wheeler Law Office
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Located at: 101 S. Woodrow Lane, Suite 102
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: (940) 465-3178