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April 2018 Archives

Jury Tolerance for Marijuana Gets Higher

As the legalization of marijuana becomes more prevalent and the use more accepted, trial attorneys need to be mindful of how this hot button topic may affect their cases. Although it has been placed on the ballot, Texas has not legalized marijuana. However, the City of Dallas and other large cities have adopted "cite and release" for an individual who has been found with 4 ounces or less of marijuana instead of making an arrest.1

Enforceability of a Verbal Release

Generally, settlement agreements quickly get reduced to writing; however, recently in Gilbert v. Fitz the Dallas Court of Appeals established that a verbal settlement release can also be legally enforceable.

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