Car crashes and other such incidents often cause catastrophic injuries, such as wrongful death. These victims could be entitled to substantial compensation. Unfortunately, Texas has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. Since most people only carry the minimum, individual tortfeasors (negligent drivers) might not have enough insurance coverage to provide fair compensation in many cases.
In a handful of cases, pretrial release is probably irrelevant. Defendants who are charged with Class C misdemeanors and have no work, family, or other commitments will probably plead guilty and receive a brief jail sentence. In many cases, the time served may cover most or all of that sentence.
After initially indicating that he would not do so, the former University of Texas standout said he would "fight the case" because he is "not guilty."
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 movies and TV shows, court-appointed defense lawyers and public defenders are often overworked and under-prepared. Fortunately, real life in a Tarrant County courtroom is nothing like what you see on TV, at least in this context. The Sixth Amendment guarantees all defendants the right to. And, for the most part, appointed attorneys are at the top of the class.
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.
HPD Chief Art Acevedo said a search warrant affidavit, which led to the shooting death of two people, contained "material untruths or lies."
In a nutshell, the answer is "no," but it is very difficult to defend these cases, at least for the most part.
The war on drugs had barely started when it took a very bizarre turn. In 1970, Elvis Presley paid a surprise visit to the White House. The singer told President Richard Nixon he would be an excellent undercover marshal because he was intimately familiar with "." I'm not sure what one has to do with the other, but that's what The King said.
Mostly because they have almost no protection against an onrushing car, motorcycle riders are twenty-eight times more likely to die in these crashes. Even if they survive, riders often sustain incredibly serious injuries in these cases.