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  • Georgia Father's Murder Conviction in Hot Car Case Highlights Legal Distinction Between Murder and Manslaughter

    Earlier this week, Justin Ross Harris was sentenced to life in prison after a jury in Georgia convicted him of murder for leaving his toddler son in a hot car while we was at work. The case attracted national attention, in part because Harris was also found to have been sending explicit messages to multiple women and minors, but also because Harris was being charged with intentionally killing his ...
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  • Many DWI Cases in North Texas May Be at Stake or Dismissed

    A recent news article states that thousands of DWI convictions in North Texas may be dismissed after a forensic analyst of Texas Department of Public Safety was accused of perjury. Claims made by lawyers state that this analyst may have handled up to 15,000 blood-alcohol testing samples that are now considered questionable. This issue was brought about after Dallas and Denton County attorneys ...
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  • Texas Law Enforcement Prepares for DWI, Crime Enforcement During Halloween Weekend

    Texas authorities and officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are reminding the public of increased enforcement this Halloween weekend. Due to the historical rise in alcohol-related accidents and other crimes common during the holiday weekend, law enforcement will be focusing an increased presence on looking for and arresting impaired motorists, as well as others who might ...
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  • Alternative Sentencing Options in Drug Crime Cases

    In Texas, the conviction of a serious crime involving controlled substances can lead to a sentence of imprisonment amongst other penalties and heavy fines. For this reason, the best option is to avoid conviction. If other options are exhausted and a sentencing is unavoidable, it may be possible for the person to make a persuasive argument in favor of a different penalty to minimize or completely ...
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  • 3 Things Auto Accident Victims Need to Know

    According to annual U.S. road crash statistics provided by the Association for Safe International Road Travel, about 2.35 million Americans sustain injuries in car accidents every year. But, what happens after these accidents? How do people recover compensation for their damages? After a person sustains injuries in a vehicle collision due to the recklessness, carelessness, or negligence of another ...
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  • 3 of the Most Common Fraud Charges

    Crimes involving fraud are forms of theft that occur when an individual or entity takes or uses money or property for their own gain. Generally, fraud crimes involve subterfuge, deceit, or abuse of a position of trust, distinguishing these acts from robbery or theft. Fraud occurs most commonly in the following forms: Credit Card Fraud: This occurs when an individual takes another person’s credit ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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