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Avoiding the Collateral Consequences of a DWI

Thumbnail image for 920x920 (1).jpgAll criminal cases have collateral consequences. For example, when people Google your name, some very unflattering images and entries may appear at the top of the page. Furthermore, many people must miss work to attend court appearances. Finally, criminal proceedings usually hang over people like dark clouds until they are resolved.

Responding to Common Larry Joe Taylor Arrests

Thousands of people go to music festivals like this one. Truth be told, I might be one of them. Because of the crowd, there's always a very large police presence at these festivals. Usually, officers are basically a visual deterrent to crime and a presence to make people feel safer. When they make arrests, they are usually for misdemeanors and usually for one of the three offenses listed below.

Some Defenses to Family Violence Assault Charges

crimestoppers.jpegAn assault conviction is bad enough. There are both direct and indirect consequences. A Section 22.01 violation is, at a minimum, a Class A misdemeanor. That means up to a year in jail. Furthermore, assault is a crime of moral turpitude. Such a conviction can cause problems later in life, especially in terms of deportation proceedings.

If I Provided a Chemical Sample, Am I Automatically Guilty of DWI?

dwi with child.jpegThis question comes up a lot, because most DWI cases in Tarrant County are test cases. Sometimes, defendants do not fully understand their right to refuse a breath or blood test. Other times, quite understandably, defendants want to cooperate with law enforcement so they do not make deep legal holes even deeper.

The Three Types of Slip-and-Fall Victims in Texas

courthouse.jpegEvery year, serious falls send more than eight million Americans to hospital emergency rooms. That makes falls the leading cause of ER visits in Texas. The serious injury rate is high, and the death rate is high as well. Many of these victims are repeat fallers over age 65.


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