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  • When Can A DWI Be Charged As A Felony in Texas?

    Driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of drugs are typically misdemeanor crimes in the state of Texas. This is often the case for first-time offenders who do not have any extenuating circumstances involved. However, when certain factors are involved in a DWI case, drivers can be charged with more serious crimes. This means they’ll face a less savory criminal record, increased ...
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  • Study Finds Stoned Driving Accidents Increased After Pot Legalization

    According to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, fatal car accidents have soared since the legalization of marijuana in Washington. Fatal crashes involving marijuana-intoxicated drivers more than doubled in 2014 over the previous year – which was the year before recreational marijuana was legalized in the state. With other states considering legislation to legalize pot (medical ...
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  • As Investigation Of Elder Abuse Of Veterans Draws Out, Texas State Agencies React

    Over two years after allegations that residents of the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez State Veterans Home had been the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, state officials are promising to do better in their investigation and response efforts. After prolonged investigations conducted by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) and local police, as well as a citation review by the Health ...
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  • Manufacturers Should Be Held Liable For Defective Products

    Anytime Texas residents purchase a product, they expect it to work properly and be safe. Defective products can lead to serious injuries -- or death in some cases. Manufacturers, distributors and even sellers of these products may be held liable for any serious harm that comes to consumers because a product does not meet current safety standards. In order to meet those standards, manufacturers are ...
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  • Witness Narrowly Escapes Head-On Car Accident On Hwy 114

    Instead of reporting the news, a traffic reporter for a local Dallas television station almost became part of the news. As it was, she was interviewed in the aftermath of a head-on car accident from which she narrowly escaped. A few miles and approximately 10 minutes after her harrowing encounter, the wrong-way driver she encountered on Highway 114 slammed into the vehicle of an unsuspecting ...
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  • Do You Suspect Nursing Home Neglect?

    Most Texas residents have heard horror stories about nursing homes, so they are sensitive to this issue when looking for a home in which to put an elderly loved one. The problem is that it is not always possible to determine whether nursing home neglect is an issue while "interviewing" staff and taking tours. Families try to be diligent and make sure that their loved ones are well cared for, but ...
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  • Officials Blame Car Accident Death On Takata Airbag

    Few people here in Texas and across the country have not heard about the controversy involving Takata airbags. Numerous car manufacturers had to recall a plethora of vehicles that had these dangerous airbags in them. Some vehicles that have these dangerous airbags in them somehow managed to escape the recalls. Recently, officials blamed a car accident death on yet another Takata airbag. The ...
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  • Boy Dies In Car Accident After Falling Out Of Woman's SUV

    When Texas parents drop off their children at a daycare center, they are entrusting the lives of their children to the facility's staff. If those expectations are not met, the parents may be within their rights to pursue whatever legal remedies are available to them. For example, if a child is injured or killed in a car accident while in the care of a daycare center, grounds for a civil claim for ...
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  • Sign Said to Give Wrong Drunk Driving Message in Texas

    Many businesses, groups and institutions use billboards to advertise or raise public awareness regarding certain issues or products. A recent debate has arisen in Texas regarding a billboard message that some find a bit too controversial for their tastes. The topic featured on the billboard is drunk driving , and the catch-phrase words used on the sign have upset some travelers who frequent that ...
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  • A Head-On Car Accident At Highway Speeds Can Be Devastating

    Many Texas residents use the highways in order to get to their destinations more quickly and without having to stop and start in traffic on city streets. Not only are there few, if any, intersections on the interstates to worry about, but all of the traffic is flowing in the same direction with some sort of median dividing the two sides. Therefore, few people are prepared for a car accident on the ...
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  • Spring Break Ends In Deadly Car Accident For 3 Teens, 1 Injured

    Many Texas students returned or are returning from spring break now that the Easter holiday has passed. While driving the state's highways, byways and streets, some of these students escaped being involved in car accident s -- as many people do every day. However, four students who were involved in a deadly car accident were not as fortunate. Reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety ...
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  • Overcoming Legal Challenges for Drunk Driving Charges in Texas

    Texas motorists accused of alcohol-related offenses may feel embarrassed and anxious about their situations. Depending on the circumstances of an individual case, drunk driving charges can pose significant legal challenges to those who stand accused. It is typically helpful to enlist the assistance of an experienced trial attorney before heading to court. Attorney Scott H. Palmer has provided ...
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  • Texas Car Accident Leaves 2 In The Hospital

    Police officers are often seen flying down the road, lights flashing as they head to yet another motor vehicle collision, crime scene or other emergency. Most people assume that they always arrive at their destination safely and that the dangerous part comes afterward. However, the high rate of speed at which they must travel is a risk in and of itself. When others drive under the influence in ...
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  • Speed Has Led To Numerous Car Accident Deaths On City Streets

    peed limits on city streets are much less than they are on highways, and for good reason. The number of obstacles and distractions on city streets makes it far too dangerous for cars to be moving above certain speeds. However, that does not stop some drivers from speeding along Texas streets, which could cause a deadly car accident . One such accident occurred late on a recent Monday night. ...
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  • Federal Drug Charges Filed Against 20 in Texas

    Presenting a strong and aggressive defense is obviously crucial toward obtaining a positive outcome in court when one is charged with a serious drug crime. Typically, the chances of achieving a favorable result increase when a defendant acts along-side the guidance of an experienced criminal lawyer. In fact, it is advisable to request a meeting with an attorney as soon as possible after one has ...
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