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Self-Defense Shooting: What to Do After Pulling the Trigger

Best Case Scenario – The police believe your story, send the case to the district attorney, and the district attorney’s office declines to prosecute the case.  Furthermore, the perpetrator’s family does not pursue civil action against you. Worst Case Scenario – The police don’t believe your story, you say things to the police while in custody that work against your claim of …

First Offense DWIs and Texas CDL Holders

One question I’ve heard numerous times by Texas CDL (Commercial Drivers License) holders is the potential penalties and pitfalls associated with a DWI charge.  In this first article of a series regarding the potential criminal and civil liabilities for Texas CDL holders, I’ll discuss what may occur if a Texas CDL holder is arrested for their first DWI.  In addition to the criminal …

UT Austin’s Process of Creating Campus Carry Policies

Texas Government Code § (d-1) charges the president or other chief executive officer of an institution of higher learning to establish reasonable rules, regulations, and other provisions regarding the carrying of concealed handguns by license holders on campus after consulting with students, staff, and faculty regarding the nature of the student population, specific safety considerations, and the uniqueness of the campus …

UT Austin Campus Carry Policies

In addition to agreeing with the Campus Carry Policy Working Group’s recommendation that banning handguns from classrooms would have the effect of generally prohibiting handguns on campus, and thus violate state law, University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves also adopted all of the Working Group’s recommended policies regarding campus carry.  The policies President Fenves adopted from the Working Group …

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Texas Campus Carry: An Overview of the History and Current Statutes

Despite particularly heavy debate surrounding the issue, the permitting of handgun license holders to carry handguns on college campuses, or Texas campus carry, introduced in Senate Bill 11, remains one of the least understood aspects of the new laws regarding handgun licensing and carrying a handgun. The Law Prior to Texas Campus Carry Until August 1, 2016, when the Texas …

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Texas Penal Code 30.06 / Texas Penal Code 30.07

  Since it first took effect in 1997, Texas Penal Code § 30.06 has provided property owners with a means to prevent Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders from carrying concealed weapons on their property, and created criminal penalties for CHL holders who disregard proper notice that carrying weapons is prohibited.  Texas penal code 30.07 Prior to January 1, 2016, a CHL …