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Whether you’re looking for more information on charges you’re currently facing or looking for ways to educate yourself on Texas law, the Guzman Law Firm blog is full of valuable insights for any Texan. Filter through a multitude of topics for advice, informaton, and more in our blog.
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What Are the Elements of Conspiracy To Distribute Charges?

Federal drug conspiracy charges are as serious as they sound, sometimes carrying millions of dollars in penalties and landing the convicted in prison for life, but what are the elements...
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What Truck Drivers Need To Know About Illegal Search and Seizure

Truck drivers know all about having to submit to inspection of their freight, whether it’s at a weigh station, border patrol checkpoint, or in some cases, even being pulled over...
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How Do I Get an Alien Smuggling Waiver?

For both Americans and immigrants alike, alien smuggling charges can cause long-lasting damage in the form of steep fines, jail time, and revocation of your rights. You may have heard...
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What To Expect When Facing Human Smuggling Charges as a Truck Driver

Human smuggling charges are serious offenses that can mean spending decades in state and federal prisons if convicted. Texas is tough on truckers accused of human smuggling and has become...
Older truck driver drinks beer behind the wheel of his box truck.

What Happens if You Get a DWI With a CDL License in Texas?

As if having a DWI conviction on your record is not enough, DWI penalties for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders can be even more steep in the Lone Star State...
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What is the Difference Between Smuggling and Trafficking?

Do you know the difference between smuggling and trafficking laws in Texas? The distinction between the two is critical due to the massive difference in punishment and intent between these...
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Is Marijuana Possession a Federal Crime?

It’s understandable to feel confused and overwhelmed by the complexity surrounding the legality of marijuana possession in the United States. The combination of the state laws that have seen marijuana...
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Texas Laws on Harboring Illegal Immigrants

In the Lone Star State, the issue of illegal immigration is a hot-button topic fraught with complexities and challenges. It’s an issue that elicits strong emotions, stirring deep empathy for...
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How Much Weed is a Felony in Texas?

Because weed is still federally illegal, and the criminalization of personal-use marijuana is a state-level decision, the laws and penalties surrounding possession can vary greatly from state to state. This...

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