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What Is Delta 8 and Is it Legal In Texas?

 Posted on December 31, 2021 in Uncategorized


The popularity of minor cannabinoids such as Delta-8 THC continues to rise, but what is it, and is it legal in Texas?

Delta-8 THC is a hot topic in Texas right now, with lawmakers, law enforcement, cannabis retailers, and cannabis users all trying to get clarification on whether it's legal or illegal. Unfortunately, it's a huge gray area that has left many people wondering whether they're breaking the law buying or selling Delta-8 THC products.

In the following article, we'll take a closer look at what Delta-8 THC is, where it stands according to law enforcement, and what's been happening both in and out of the courts lately in Texas.

What Is Delta-8 THC?

Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 minor cannabinoids found in both hemp and marijuana plants. We know what you're thinking. We already know about THC. However, Delta-8 THC isn't the same as the major cannabinoid Delta-9 THC that we all know about. Delta-8 THC is found in hemp plants in such small amounts that any Delta-8 THC products are most likely made using Delta-8 THC that was manufactured rather than harvested.

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Craig Dameron Voted Top Attorney By 360 West Magazine and Fort Worth Magazine

 Posted on December 10, 2021 in Uncategorized


Attorney Craig Dameron was voted a Top Attorney in Criminal Defense in 2020 by two different publications! Attorney Craig Dameron was selected by 360 West Magazine and recently by Fort Worth Magazine! As an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Worth, Texas it is a great honor to be recognized and voted by your peers as a Top Criminal Defense Attorney. To make the list for each magazine, attorneys in the Fort Worth community vote who they believe are excellent attorneys in the Tarrant County legal community.

Exceptional Criminal Defense

Awards are great but achieving exceptional results for clients is even better! If you or a loved one has been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana, Theft, or any other criminal charge please call The Dameron Law Firm. If you have been arrested in Tarrant County, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth, Texas on your side!

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Five Things to Remember if Arrested for DWI

 Posted on October 26, 2021 in Uncategorized


First, a license hearing (separate from the criminal charges) must be requested within 15 days after your arrest to appeal your automatic license suspension. If your license hearing is not requested within 15 days your license will be automatically suspended by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Second, if your alcohol concentration is alleged to be 0.15 or higher you may be required to have the interlock installed on your vehicle as a condition of bond, even on a first time DWI arrest! If this is a subsequent DWI arrest, the interlock will be a condition of bond. If you do not have a vehicle the court may require you to have the in-home unit. The in-home unit is a portable alcohol monitoring device that requires you blow into it three times a day.

Third, did you know that Texas got rid of driver license surcharges, but now subjects individuals convicted of DWI to a superfine? The superfine amounts are crazy expensive! $3,000 for the first conviction within a 36-month period, $4,500 for a second or subsequent conviction within a 36-month period, and $6,000 for a first or subsequent conviction if it is shown on the trial of the offense that an analysis of a specimen of the person's blood, breath, or urine showed an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or more at the time the analysis was performed.

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Craig Dameron Voted Top Criminal Defense Attorney

 Posted on August 11, 2020 in Uncategorized


Fort Worth Criminal Defense and DWI Defense Attorney Craig Dameron has been recognized as a Top Attorney by two different local magazines. Each magazine creates their list of Top Attorneys by attorneys in the community voting for their outstanding peers. Craig Dameron has been voted a Top Attorney multiple times and continues to deliver outstanding client results. In addition, the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has recognized The Dameron Law Firm's commitment to outstanding service.

360 West Magazine Top Criminal Attorney 2020

360 West Magazine's list of Top Attorneys is voted by area attorneys to recognize the outstanding attorneys in their respective area. Craig Dameron has been an attorney since 2001 and has only practiced in the area of Criminal Defense and Driving While Intoxicated Defense. Tarrant County criminal defense attorney Craig Dameron provides outstanding legal representation to clients who have been arrested. It is a great honor to be added to the list of top attorneys.

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Occupational License Tarrant County

 Posted on May 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

If your Texas license has been suspended you may be eligible for a Tarrant County Occupational License. An Occupational License is a restricted driver's license that allows you to drive for essential needs while your regular license is suspended. Essential needs include things such as school, work, or to accomplish other essential household duties. An Occupational License does not cover commercial vehicles. Below is information on the requirements to obtain an Occupational License. 

Who can apply?

Just about anyone whose license has been suspended may apply for an Occupational License. If your license is suspended by the DPS you can apply in your county of residence or county of offense. If your license is suspended by a Judge, then you must apply for the license in the court issuing the suspension. Here is a chart of suspensions by the DPS.

Basic Requirements of a Tarrant County Occupational License.

Each Court may have different requirements. Below is an overview of the requirements:

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Tarrant County Jail Release

 Posted on May 01, 2020 in Uncategorized

Tarrant County Jail Release can be a confusing process especially for someone who does not have prior experience getting someone out of jail. The first step in the process is for a bond to be set by a Tarrant County Magistrate. Once the bond amount is set then the bond can be post for the individual to be released.

How Are Bail Bond Amounts Determined?

After arrest, an individual will be taken to a Tarrant County Magistrate where bond will be set. The Magistrate is located at the Tarrant County Jail. If a person is arrested and taken to a city jail, the arrestee must be taken to the Tarrant County Jail to have the bond set. The Magistrate takes into account certain criteria when setting the bond amount. Criteria include but not limited to:

  • Alleged facts of the case
  • Risk of arrestee to re-offend
  • Financial assessment (ability to pay)

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Even On 4/20 Marijuana Is Still Illegal In Texas

 Posted on April 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

4/20 is Marijuana Day! Who would have thought ten years ago that in April 2020 the government would require most of us to "social distance" at home and only essential businesses would be open. It is mind blowing how far the legalization movement has come that some states would consider marijuana dispensaries essential businesses! As long as the federal government considers marijuana a Schedule 1 Drug, it will be up to individual states to determine the legality of marijuana. Unfortunately even on 4/20 Texas still considers possession of any amount of marijuana illegal.

Where and When Did 420 Start?

There are different version of the beginning of 420, but one of the most popular is that a group of friends in California called the Waldos would use 420 as a reference to smoking weed. The story goes that the Waldos would meet at 4:20 after school to toke up and search for a mystery crop of marijuana. 420 has become so popular that a main stream newspaper USA Today wrote an article about the origins of 420. The Waldos have created a website documenting their first use of the term 420.

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Tarrant County Labor Detail Program

 Posted on April 08, 2020 in Uncategorized

What is the Labor Detail Program?

The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office Labor Detail Program is an alternative to jail program. The Judge in a case has the authority to allow a convicted individual to work off their sentence on the Tarrant County Labor Detail Program instead of serving their sentence in jail. The conviction must be for Tarrant County Jail time, either working off the time of a jail sentence or days in jail as a condition of probation. In the Labor Detail Program, an individual does not go to jail but reports to the program at least one time a week to work off their sentence. The benefit of Labor Detail is that an individual does not go to jail!


What type work will an individual complete on Tarrant County Labor Detail Program?

Various community and county projects are available on the Labor Detail Program. Examples of assignments include but not limited to:

When do you take a breath test after a DWI arrest?

 Posted on March 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

After you have been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated the next step is for the officer to request a sample of your breath or blood. The breath test is taken at the jail using the intoxilyzer and the blood sample can be taken at the jail or hospital. Many people are surprised to learn the breath test is not taken on the side of the road but later at the jail! The results of the breath and/or blood test may result in a suspension of your driver's license. Many officers carry a portable breath test device but that breath test does not count toward determining your alcohol concentration or license suspension.

Statutory Warning

The Statutory Warning is the form that an officer will read to you formally requesting a specimen following a DWI arrest. The officer may request a specimen of breath, blood, or both. The officer decides what type of specimen you will provide. The warning may be read to you at the scene in the back of the police car or at the jail. The warning sets out the consequences for providing a sample over .08 or refusing to provide a sample. You will be provided a copy of the document to follow along with while the officer reads it to you.

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Tarrant County Pretrial Diversion Programs

 Posted on March 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

If you are a first-time offender in Tarrant County, you may qualify for a Pretrial Diversion program! Pretrial Diversion Programs are an alternative to prosecution which seeks to divert certain offenders from criminal proceedings into a program of supervision and counseling. When the diversion program is complete, the case is dismissed. Once the case is dismissed, an expunction can be filed immediately in some cases or after a wait period in other cases. For more information on an expunction click here.

Tarrant County Diversion Programs include:

Deferred Prosecution Program. Deferred Prosecution Program, also known as DPP, is available for youthful offenders, age 17 to 24 at the time of the offense, who have not been previously convicted of an offense, and who are willing and able to rehabilitate themselves. For more information on DPP click here.

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