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November 2014 Archives

What 3 tests are commonly used for field sobriety tests?

Law enforcement officers in Texas often rely on the results of field sobriety tests to help them determine whether a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs. The test is standardized and consists of three exercises developed during research conducted at Southern California Research Institute. The research was funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA also developed the training police officers receive to evaluate these tests.

5 detained in Texas for alleged robbery

Five individuals in Texas face aggravated robbery charges for an incident that was allegedly connected to online dating. According to authorities, a 25-year-old man and a woman whom he had met online were robbed at gunpoint on Nov. 11 at an apartment complex in Tyler. Authorities later detained four men for the alleged incident. Local officials also detained the 20-year-old woman, claiming that she was involved in the robbery.

What are the penalties for money laundering?

In Texas, a person can be accused of money laundering if they knowingly used or acquired proceeds through criminal activity like drug trafficking or mortgage fraud. For example, a person can be charged with this offense if he or she uses the proceeds of drug sales, for instance, to further expand the illegal activity. An individual who conceals funds acquired through criminal activity could also be charged with money laundering.

Texas animal cruelty laws

In Texas, people can be criminally prosecuted for animal cruelty. When people are convicted in the state for such an offense, consequences can include fines and even imprisonment. Under the criminal law, animal cruelty can be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony offense.

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