Now that summer has finally ended, you may see more tour busses than usual in Fort Worth. Many times, these buses are on the road early in the morning or late at night. Most people are naturally drowsy at these times, especially if they recently changed work shifts. As a result, drowsy driver tour bus crashes are all too common this time of year.
Even though most states have legalized marijuana, at least for medicinal purposes, the number of drug possession arrests has increased sharply since 2017. Texas laws are particularly harsh in this area. Drug possession laws mandate stiff penalties, even if the amount of drugs is very small.
Police have few leads after a driver rammed another vehicle as it pulled out of a private driveway. The negligent driver then fled the scene.
The Dirty Harry movie series was one of many vigilante crime fighter movie series in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Death Wish and Walking Tall. This clip from 1971's Dirty Harry illustrates how much criminal law has changed over the past fifty years. The hunting rifle which was inadmissible in 1971 would almost certainly be admissible today.
Like many other offenses in the Texas Penal Code, Section 22 offenses have both direct and collateral consequences. Given the magnitude of these consequences, and the fact that Tarrant County prosecutors file so many of these cases, a solid approach is a must-have.
The over-65 fall injury statistics are not pretty. Roughly a third of these individuals fall every year, and the medical bills alone add up to some $34 billion per year.
If law enforcement arrests you on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you may think you will pay a fine and be on your way.
If you have noticed more large trucks on Interstate 35W lately, you are not alone. Already, over two million trucks a year pass through Laredo, the southernmost point of I35, on their way north. Moreover, Customs and Border Patrol officials have recently taken steps to increase the flow of traffic.
In many cases, criminal convictions have lifelong negative consequences. For example, certain convictions male it impossible to obtain certain licenses or obtain student financial aid. Many records in Texas are expungeable, meaning that all paperwork related to the case goes away. However, these situations are rather limited, as outlined below. Criminal convictions do not fall off records after seven years or any other period of time. In most cases, they remain forever.
Briefly, if the defendant is out of jail and a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney can delay the case, a successful resolution is usually possible. However, if the defendant remains in jail or delay is impossible for another reason, these cases are very difficult to defend.
As doctors better understand the nature and extent of dog bite injuries, the amount of damages has gone up. In fact, average compensation in dog bite claims has nearly doubled since 2003.
The Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution, but this document did not go into effect until the states ratified it. Ratification was far from certain. Many opponents worried that the Constitution, as originally written, contained no guarantees regarding individual rights, especially in criminal cases.