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November 2016 Archives

What are possible defenses to domestic violence charges?

If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime, you may be nervous about the possible consequences or penalties if you are convicted. It's important to know that these cases are often overcharged. This means allegations can be heavy, and so can the consequences if you are convicted of the crime. A criminal defense attorney with a background in family law can help guide you to your options, and help show your side of the story to possibly reduce or avoid harsh consequences.

Texas police plan Thanksgiving DWI crackdown

For many people, Thanksgiving and adult beverages go hand in hand. However, if you are planning to drink over the holiday weekend, then you should also plan a sober ride -- or just enjoy leftovers at home -- as the Texas Department of Public Safety has promised to be out in full force looking for impaired drivers.

How statutes of limitations work in Texas

Statute of limitations laws set a limit for prosecuting certain crimes. The criminal charges must be filed within the time period specified or they cannot be filed at all. The reason these laws are in place is so that evidence that has deteriorated over time is not used to make convictions.

Texas open container law

It wasn't that long ago when it was perfectly legal to drive with one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a cold beer in Texas. That changed in 2001 when Texas lawmakers adopted the state's open container law, making it illegal to have open containers of alcohol within reach of a vehicle's occupants.

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