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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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  • 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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  • Lyft Driver Terminated from Position Re Alleged Drunk Driving

    Being charged with an alcohol-related driving offense in Texas can result in severe penalties if a conviction is rendered in court. Specific penalties for drunk driving would depend on the circumstances of an individual situation. Often, an experienced criminal defense attorney acting on behalf of a defendant can help avoid incarceration and/or obtain a reduction of charges. Regardless of the ...
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  • Family Of 4 Shattered By Wrong-Way Driver In Car Accident

    The lives of a Texas family were shattered recently when two of its members were killed and the other two suffered serious injuries. Police say that the car accident that shattered this family was due to a person driving in the wrong lane. Two people in this person's vehicle also lost their lives. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the family was on their way to a funeral. As they ...
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  • Car Accident Blamed On Passing Without Sufficient Clearance

    Nearly every Texas driver has been stuck behind a slower moving vehicle on a two-lane road. Making the determination as to whether it is safe to pass is based on many factors -- some of them legal and some subjective based on experience. When a driver makes the wrong choice and begins to pass when it is not safe, a car accident could occur that could cause serious or fatal injuries to those ...
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  • Drunk Driving Suspect Did Not Appear at Trial

    Various charges may be filed in incidents that are alcohol-related. When a Texas motorist is accused of drunk driving , there may be severe penalties if a conviction is handed down. Because such allegations often have a way of impacting someone's personal and business reputation, it is advisable to act alongside the guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer throughout the legal process. ...
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