If you make a mistake and default on a bill, the record of that mistake can only follow you around for about a decade. Eventually, your good fiscal behavior will earn you a clean record.
Texas leaders have reason to celebrate: Nearly a decade after it began, a proposal that is designed to reduce drug crime and empty prisons of repeat offenders has passed the United States Senate.
Building a strong defense to drug possession charges often requires using legal tools to find weaknesses in the evidence against you. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you may have a number of ways to challenge the charges, including questioning the conduct of the arresting officers and disputing your ownership of any illegal substances.
The national attitude toward marijuana has undergone a massive shift in recent years -- but that doesn't mean that people aren't being prosecuted for marijuana crimes. It's important to remember that state laws regarding marijuana possession vary considerably, even in states where some versions of the drug are legal. In addition, marijuana possession still remains a crime under federal law, no matter what state law may say.
Let's make this perfectly clear: There is only one way to absolutely avoid a drunk driving charge this holiday season. Don't drink and drive.