Every year, slip-and-fall incidents seriously injure millions of people. Older adults are particularly at risk. These victims are more likely to fall and also more likely to sustain a debilitating injury. Furthermore, many older adults are so afraid of a repeat fall that they essentially become recluses.
In most DWI cases, intoxication or sobriety is basically the only issue. If the defendant provided a chemical sample, and that sample's BAC level was above the legal limit, the defendant is normally guilty as a matter of law.
Judges and juries in the Austin area will not hear testimony from forensic examiner Dr. Sam Andrews until state officials finish investigating misconduct allegations against him.
In a unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court declared that state civil forfeitures are subject to Constitutional limitations.
Most public defenders and court-appointed lawyers are capable professionals. In fact, in many cases, these lawyers are at or near the top of the profession. However, a few of these attorneys are kids just out of school or lawyers who happen to be friends with a court coordinator.