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Texting in school zones is no longer legal in Texas.

Texting in school zones is no longer legal in Texas.

Texting in school zones is no longer legal in Texas. Passed in the 2013 Legislature, Section 545.4252 of the Texas Transportation Code creates a new offense for “distracted driving,” which prohibits the use of wireless devices in school zones unless the driver is parked or stopped.

On January 1st prosecutors must turn over more evidence to defendants

Since the United States Supreme Court decided Brady v. Maryland in 1963, prosecutors across the country have been required to disclose exculpatory evidence.  Such evidence may help establish innocence, or indicate that a lesser crime was committed.  Brady evidence is material if “there is a reasonable probability that a conviction or sentence would have been different had these materials been Read More