House Bills To Keep An Eye On – Texas Criminal Laws May Have Some Changes Coming Soon

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The Texas legislature is about to get started up again for 2017 and there have been some very interesting bills that have been submitted that could have a huge impact on traffic ticket defense in Texas as well as criminal law defense.  Some of the bills our attorneys are keeping an eye on are listed below:

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    HOUSE BILL 76 – Relating to certain conditions of suspension or renewal of a driver’s license

  • HOUSE BILL 82 – Relating to the penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and eligibility for placement on community supervision or on deferred adjudication community supervision for that offense.
  • HOUSE BILL 96 – Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct
  • HOUSE BILL 113 – Relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system; providing a civil penalty
  • HOUSE BILL 130 – Relating to the penalty for certain offenders for possession of a small amount of certain controlled substances.
  • HOUSE BILL 322 – Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction.
  • HOUSE BILL 414 – Relating to the electronic recording of certain custodial interrogations.
  • HOUSE BILL 520 – Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense and providing penalties.
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    HOUSE BILL 557 – Relating to the procedure for expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons who are tried for an offense and subsequently acquitted.

  • HOUSE BILL 564 – Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving the operation or use of a commercial motor vehicle or other heavy motor vehicle.
  • HOUSE BILL 1016 – Relating to the deferral and reduction or waiver of certain surcharges assessed under the driver responsibility program.
  • HOUSE BILL 1125 – Relating to the amount of a fine or cost imposed in a criminal case by a justice or municipal court and to the court’s authority to order a defendant confined in jail for failure to pay a fine or cost or for contempt.