As several states have legalized marijuana, Texas has stuck to its cowboy roots and resisted change. However, the Lone Star state has acquiesced to some of the public and business pressure to legalize or at least decriminalize marijuana and other products containing THC. This last legislative session, the Texas Congress legalized hemp and hemp-based products to appease …
Article III of the U.S. Constitution states in part, “The Trial of all Crimes…shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed.” The right was expanded with the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states in part, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.” Both provisions were made applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment.
Many people assume that fender bender accidents don’t cause significant injuries. They see little damage to the car and believe the occupants suffered minor injuries. They think the accident couldn’t have been that serious because the cars were traveling at low speeds when the wreck occurred. All that’s incorrect, and insurance companies use this misinformation to avoid doing what’s right in minor car accidents. Below I explain why this assumption is false and why we vigorously challenge insurance companies who attempt to use this misinformation as a shield.
The movie Life featuring Eddie Murphy (Ray Gibson) and Martin Lawrence (Claude Banks) is hilarious. They live in New York City but during a moonshine run to the deep south they end up in a southern prison working on a chain gang. In a funny scene, a disabled black inmate secretly fathers a child with the white daughter of the warden. When the child is born, the warden goes ballistic trying to discover which black inmate fathered his half-black grandchild. To humiliate the warden, several of the inmates claimed to be the father, including a character played by the late Bernie Mac who said, “I’m the pappy!”The other inmates burst into laughter and the warden’s face turned cherry red with anger and humiliation. It’s a very funny scene!
New Year’s Eve is approaching fast. Like many Texans, you may be planning to celebrate with some bubbly, a little Henny, all while driving. You should be warned, however, because the consequences can be brutal for causing a car wreck while intoxicated.
In 2017, intoxicated drivers caused 7,669 car wrecks in Texas. Of these, 944 were fatal. Nationally, the Center for Disease Control says on its website: