Month: May 2017

Rethinking Cash Bail

A Houston judge last week ordered that defendants held on low level misdemeanors be released. This was in response to a lawsuit that argued that such detention represented an unconstitutional restraint on liberty.  Although the Harris County Attorney was able to get an injunction so that defendants were not immediately released, this is still a …

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I Got Charged with Possession of Controlled Substance. What’s Next?

If you get caught with even trace amounts of a controlled substance, you will be arrested and charged with a felony (Possession of Controlled Substance, or POCS). Controlled substances include cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin – or even prescription drugs like Xanax or Aderall. Your first step is bonding out of jail. If a friend or loved …

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