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  • 3 Types of Railroad Accident Lawsuits

    Train and railroad accidents are not exceedingly common, but when they do happen, they have the potential to result in widespread and devastating losses. This is because trains are massive, high speed machines that often transport many people – people who chose to ride the train because they believed it was a safe form of transportation and that all parties responsible for the operation of tracks ...
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  • Can DWI Be a Felony in Texas?

    In the majority of Texas cases involving DWI , or driving while intoxicated, drivers are typically charged with misdemeanor level offenses. This is especially true of first time offenders who were stopped and arrested without any incident. Although DWIs are more often than not charged as misdemeanors, this does not mean that every DWI case will be a misdemeanor, especially if aggravating ...
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  • Theft Crimes & Penalties Under Texas Law

    The state of Texas takes criminal offenses involving theft, or larceny, very seriously. While charges and penalties can range widely depending on the unique facts involved, all theft crimes have the potential to result in severe and even life-altering penalties, including hefty fines and terms of imprisonment. Additionally, having a theft crime conviction on your record can make it difficult to ...
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  • Defective Product 101: Types of Product Liability Claims

    Consumers purchase things they believe to be safe, often because it is assumed product manufacturers have reportedly done testing, followed protocol, and informed consumers of any potential risks or dangers. Unfortunately, as we have seen for many years and among many different types of products, dangerous products can still find their way into the marketplace, where they can cause serious harm to ...
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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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