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Blog Posts in 2016

  • Can You Get Arrested For Drinking While Boating in Texas?

    || 3-Jun-2016

    With summer fast approaching many Texans are donning their flip-flops, bikinis and swim trunks and heading out to Texas’s beaches and lakes. What day out on the lake isn’t complete without a few ice cold beers, right? But is it illegal to drink while boating? No. It is not illegal to have open containers on a boat, however, the person operating the boat can get arrested for boating ...
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  • Is it Legal to Film the Police in Texas?

    || 13-May-2016

    In the wake of the police brutality of the last few years, many states have enacted measures to deter police from illegal practices while performing their duties. Some police units are now wearing body cameras in addition to their squad car dash cams. But you if you would like to further document police actions with a handheld camera or cell phone, it is important you understand your rights. ...
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  • Connect With Hines Ranc & Holub

    || 13-Apr-2016

    At Hines Ranc & Holub we have over 85 years of combined experience representing the rights of those facing criminal accusations in Austin and Georgetown, TX. Handling everything from DWI to drug crimes and everything in between. Defending the rights of residents throughout Texas is at the heart of why our lawyers do what they do. Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal ...
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  • Can I Get A DWI for Driving Under the Influence of Weed?

    || 30-Mar-2016

    You can absolutely get a DWI for driving under the influence of Marijuana. Texas is still a state that has classified the use of marijuana as illegal. This means that driving while under the influence of marijuana is also illegal. If you are pulled over by an officer and they smell marijuana in the car, they could use this as probable cause to search your vehicle and test your urine or blood for ...
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  • I'm innocent. Should I talk to the police?

    || 8-Mar-2016

    If you have been detained by the police in Austin, Texas, not only is it your right to remain silent, but it is also in your best interest. No matter the circumstances, you should always speak with an attorney before giving a statement or answering police questions. Very rarely does speaking with the police benefit an arrestee, even an innocent one. You may know that you did not commit the crime ...
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  • Criminal Processing in Texas: What to Expect

    || 20-Jan-2016

    Arrested? Loved one facing criminal charges? You need to know what you are up against. The criminal process in Texas can be challenging. If you don’t know how to navigate it effectively, you could find yourself behind bars, paying exorbitant fees and fines, or dealing with a tarnished reputation. Read through what you can expect when going through criminal processing below. 1. Arrest & ...
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