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Felony Case Dismissed

Criminal Defense Lawyers Making A Real Difference If we criminal defense lawyers only show up to make money from our client's misery, we're similar to buzzards. At least, that's what many in the public think of us. The comparison to buzzards is unfair, but let's use it to motivate us to do more. I have a few ideas for the motivated. All races of people get involved in criminality. Crime is not a function of one's race but of other factors, including poverty, equal opportunity, racial profiling, failing schools, broken families, and more. And for all these reasons, African American and Hispanic...

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What Clients Want From Their Lawyers

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] We heard you. Recently, we conducted a survey that asked people what they wanted if they were injured in a truck accident. We got great feedback. We’ll use this feedback to get better and better as a law firm. According to our survey, there are four main things you want from your lawyer. Let’s review what you told us: 1.    SPEEDY YET GREAT FINANCIAL COMPENSATION First, a majority said you want great financial compensation for your injuries, and you want it fast. We understand this desire since the accident caused you lots of pain, medical bills, credit damage, lost wages, mental anguish, and often...

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DWI Car Wrecks

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Let Someone Else Drive 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: Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.1 Thisis one death every 50 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.2 The State of Texas punishes intoxicated...

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CRIMINAL RECORDS AND DEFERRED ADJUDICATION

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[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] What is deferred adjudication? There are two types of community supervision or probation: straight probation and deferred adjudication. With a straight probationer, the judge or jury finds him guilty and sentences him to prison or jail, but the judge will probate his sentence for a specified number of years. This means the straight probationer will not have to serve the sentence while he’s on probation if he doesn’t violate his probation conditions. Nonetheless, a guilty verdict will be placed on his criminal record. With a deferred adjudication probationer, he pleads guilty before the judge, but the judge does not find him...

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Six Ways You May Suffer From A Severe Car Wreck

Calculating Damages From Car Accident Injuries and Other Issues Following A Serious Accident We hate being the bearer of bad news but the misery is just starting now that a negligent driver injured you in a severe car accident. The good news is you're entitled to compensation for the misery. To help you navigate the terrain ahead, we wrote this article to prepare you. It enables you to think about some of the possible contingencies and questions of being injured in an accident such as do I need a lawyer or calculating damages for car wreck injuries. It allows you to know...

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Are Churches Liable When Shootings Occur On Their Premises

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Church Liability Jesus said, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23. This scripture prescribes the Christian duty of every Jesus follower to invite and compel vigorously and consistently the unchurched to attend our church services. However, the barbaric shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina again raised the issues of church liability, safety and security for those who respond to our invitations. In other words, what legal duty, if any, do churches have to protect their members and visitors? This critical question...

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Texting And Driving: The Dangers and Consequences

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[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Texting and Driving You have just been rear-ended because someone was texting and driving. You’re injured and very angry because she endangered your life.  Your hope is that the law allows you to do more than merely file a lawsuit against her, but punish her for this reckless behavior. How Common Is Texting and Driving? Texting and driving is the most common form of distracted driving. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 28 percent of all crashes each year involve cell phone use.  As a matter of fact, 3,328 people were killed in 2012 because of texting and driving, according to...

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Child Care Liability

Nothing is more important than protecting the most vulnerable in society.  And no member of society is more vulnerable than children.  Extra care must therefore be employed to keep them safe, sound and secure.  That duty and obligation often fall squarely on the shoulders of childcare facilities since during any given week, approximately 12.5 million preschoolers (children 5 or younger) are in childcare facilities.[1]  In Texas specifically, there are approximately 1.3 million children needing childcare at any given time.  To meet that need, Texas has approximately 9800-licensed childcare facilities and 14,000 family childcare homes.  Together, these facilities have approximately 1.1...

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