Investigators say that adverse weather may have been a factor in a deadly crash which occurred on South Loop 820 near the Highway 287 interchange.
The conviction rate in DWI chemical test cases is about twice as high as the conviction rate in non-test cases. Even still, only about 20 percent of DWI defendants refuse to provide a breath or blood sample.
All criminal convictions have direct as well as collateral consequences. Many offenses are crimes of moral turpitude. CMTs could have immigration and other consequences. Additionally, criminal convictions usually make it difficult to obtain student aid, pursue certain professional occupations, or even find a good place to live.
The high prison population in the United States gets lots of attention in the press. Yet the probation population is twice as high as the prison population.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, dogs bite over 4.7 million Americans a year. A significant number of these incidents require emergency care for serious injuries.
Nearly half of all fatal car wrecks in Texas occur in the energy-producing zones centered around the Barnett Shale/Permian Basin areas of North and West Texas.
Both these things sound roughly alike and have long words that start with "D." Moreover, they are both a lot like probation, from a procedural standpoint. FInally, they both have the same happy ending. If the defendant successfully completes either program, the defendant has no conviction record.
One of the great novelty Christmas songs of all time may have involved a negligent Santa Claus who was not up on the housetops where he belonged.
Most car crashes are not accidents. In fact, human error accounts for over 90 percent of these incidents. Frequently, that error involves one of the five types of impairment, as outlined below.
Attitudes are changing about marijuana, but North Texas peace officers are more aggressive than ever when it comes to these charges. Nationwide, officers mad a marijuana-related arrest once every forty-eight seconds. Over 90 percent of these arrests involved simple possession.
During the early years of the DWI crackdown, Texas lawmakers amended Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code. Under these new amendments, people who have a BCA above the legal limit are intoxicated as a matter of law.
Back in the day, the spousal privilege applied in assault cases. Spouses had an absolute right to refuse to testify in these situations. But the law changed several decades ago. The domestic assault trial of former Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon was one of the first times that the state forced a wife to testify against her husband.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed a saliva test which determines the level of marijuana in a person's system.