Judge Denies Harris County Jail’s Stay

Judge Denies Harris County Jail’s Stay

The Harris County Jail in downtown Houston is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that running an unconstitutional jail system takes advantage of poor arrestees charged with misdemeanors. U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal denied a stay for the case citing that...
D.A. Kim Ogg Pledges to Keep Marijuana Users Out of Prison

D.A. Kim Ogg Pledges to Keep Marijuana Users Out of Prison

At Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg’s swearing in on January 2nd, she introduced some marijuana friendly views that come as good news for many in 2017. “All misdemeanor possession of marijuana cases will be diverted around jail,” Ogg said. While Ogg does not...

Consequences For Teenagers Drinking Alcohol In Texas

As a minor in the State of Texas, choosing to drink alcohol before reaching the legal age can result in long-term repercussions that can follow you around for the rest of your life. The law is very clear – if you are under the age of 21 (minor), you can be...