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Alleged drunk driver arrested for hitting patrol car in Houston

Driving while intoxicated in Houston, Texas is seen as a serious violation of the rules of the road. However, most laws aimed at curbing such driving are more severe in Texas than other parts of the country. Even a first-time offense can result in a suspension or revocation of a driver's license, while repeat offenses can be grounds for imprisoning the driver. Additionally, courts can require drivers to use special devices to prove sobriety before driving to stop repeat drunk driving offenders.

Man from Devers, Texas, arrested for alleged drug possession

Residents of Harris County, Texas, may be aware that if a person is involved with drugs, the end result will be a severe consequence. Even the possession of illegal substances can result in the person spending time in jail or being ordered to pay large fines. According to the Texas Penal Code, drug charges can amount to misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the offense and the drug that is involved. In many cases, a person may find the legal implications difficult to comprehend.

"No refusal" for Harris County DUI suspects over holiday

Drivers are expected to drive with a certain standard of care, not only to protect their own safety but also that of others on the road. This standard of care includes driving sober and free of distractions. Cases of drunk driving, especially, are a serious offense throughout America and in Harris County, Texas.

Firearm privileges may be denied to domestic violence offenders

Texas law enforcement is stepping up its efforts to remove firearms from domestic violence offenders. This increased measure is designed to force offenders accused of domestic violence charges to surrender their guns immediately to protect victims from further violence. Law enforcement is targeting a projected thousand or so firearms statewide this year, starting immediately. Officials stated the confiscated weapons would be stored at a non-public gun range.

Former Texas judge indicted for sexual assault

Sex crimes are prosecuted by the judicial system very seriously. According to the US Department of Justice, a large number of such cases fit a specific pattern. In as many as 47 percent of these cases, the victim is acquainted with the perpetrator, who either is a family member or part of the extended family. An incident along similar lines occurred recently in Lubbock, Texas.

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