All 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.
A partial decriminalization measure cleared an important procedural hurdle, but there are still roadblocks ahead.
When people over 65 fall, their physical and emotional injuries are usually overwhelming. In fact, roughly half of these fall victims can never live independently again.
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.
People can make poor decisions at times, and unfortunately those mistakes can follow them throughout their lives. Particularly in the case of criminal activity, a criminal record can limit a party's possibilities.
During the summer of 2017, Texas had the highest number of swimming pool fatalities in the country. The casualty count in the Lone Star State increased over 30 percent from 2017.
An 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.
Acting on a tip, Parker County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a local couple for drug possession and took away their small child.
This 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.
Every 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.
In a largely symbolic gesture, the TSHC will officially delete hemp from the controlled substances list effective April 5, 2019. How does this move affect cannabidiol and other non-THC, marijuana-based products in Texas?