Drug charges are no laughing matter and can result in serious personal and professional consequences for accused individuals, including the potential loss of freedom. Because the potential penalties and consequences associated with drug charges are so steep, it is important for accused individuals to be familiar with their legal protections and criminal defense options right away.
Laws in our state and the rest of the country are strict when it comes to the prosecution of individuals facing drug charges. As people in and around New Braunfels know, our state has a long international border, which means that an innocent person may get entangled in drug-related investigations, sometimes because they live in the vicinity of drug dealers or because their paths accidentally crossed with someone who is involved in the drug trade. Irrespective of the reason, it sure is a lot of harassment for any person.
Over the past 20 years, social attitudes and the legal landscape around marijuana has changed in much of the country. Several states have moved to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Texas is not one of them. Texas still imposes harsh penalties for marijuana possession and related charges.
There is a reason that dogs are called “man’s best friend.” More than any other animal, dogs have evolved to be in close companionship with humans, work alongside them, and intuitively read their facial and body language. For these reasons, dogs are more than just pets. They can be trained to do everything from helping those with disabilities to fighting crime.