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What is Vicarious Liability and Why Does It Matter?

injury.jpegCar 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.

Does Pretrial Release Really Matter?

courthouse.jpegIn 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.

The New Way to Win (or Lose) a Slip and Fall Claim in Texas

brainerd-injury-attorneys.jpgEvery 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.

Should I Hire My Own Lawyer?

herreth.jpegIn 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 effective counsel. And, for the most part, appointed attorneys are at the top of the class.

Some Hidden DWI Defenses

OLS1.jpegIn 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.

The Pros and Cons of Deferred Adjudication in Texas

Handling Unapproved FSTs in a Tarrant County DWI

The Five Types of Driving Impairment

Laying the Groundwork for Expungement in Texas

Four Sought-After Qualities in a Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorney

herreth.jpegMost 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.

Taking on Parker County Drug Cases

POM arrest.jpegThe 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 "drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques." I'm not sure what one has to do with the other, but that's what The King said.

DWIs and Child Endangerment Charges

Should I Represent Myself?

Thumbnail image for AdobeStock_80814322.jpegSelf-representation is sometimes a good idea. Traffic court is a good example. Traffic court judges are usually accustomed to people who handle their own cases. Furthermore, even if the case goes sideways, the worst possible outcome is usually a large fine.

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