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  • How Long Will a Juvenile Crime Stay on My Child’s Record?

    Parents whose children have been arrested and convicted of a crime are rightly concerned about their child’s criminal record. Juvenile records in Texas are not confidential, and they are not automatically sealed when the child turns 18 years of age. Because a record isn’t sealed, it can be read by law enforcement agencies, probation officers, prospective employers, education institutions, and ...
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  • Excessive Bail: What Are Your Rights?

    When a person is arrested and charged with a criminal offense, they are typically taken in custody to a local law enforcement station, where they will booked. After being booked, they may be held in a facility within the law enforcement station, or incarcerated in a county jail. Depending on the nature of the crime, as well as factors that include their previous criminal history, the individual ...
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  • ALR Hearings: Important Information if You Were Arrested for DWI

    Driving while intoxicated ( DWI ) is a serious crime in the state of Texas, and it can subject drivers to a number of short- and long-term penalties that jeopardize their financial well-being, freedom, and future. In addition to criminal penalties that may include hefty fines, terms of imprisonment in a jail or state prison, and court-ordered DWI education courses, convicted individuals also face ...
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  • Teen Driver Mistakes: Top Mistakes Made by New Drivers

    With school and universities back in session, the fall months are sure to see a spike in the number of young and novice drivers on the road. Due to their inexperience, and perhaps their proclivity for risk taking, teens and young adult drivers face some of the greatest risks for accidents of anyone on public roads. If you have a new driver on your hands, it becomes important to ensure they know ...
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  • Tips to Remember During an Arrest

    No one plans on being arrested, but because the experience has big implications for your future, it is important to understand your rights and what you should be doing when the unexpected happens. At Scott H. Palmer, P.C., our Addison criminal defense lawyers work with clients throughout the Dallas region who have had encounters with various law enforcement agencies. Given our extensive experience ...
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  • Does Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Decrease Vision?

    Motorcycle riders are among the most vulnerable individuals on our public roads and highways. With virtually no protection against passenger vehicles and trucks, motorcyclists face immensely high risks of suffering injuries in auto accidents, including catastrophic injuries, brain injuries, and death. As these risks are so pronounced, safety advocates across the nation have worked tirelessly to ...
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  • Can I Get a DWI If I’m Driving Under the Legal Limit?

    Driving while intoxicated ( DWI ) is a serious criminal offense in the state of Texas, and those convicted of the crime face a number of serious penalties and consequences. These penalties, including possible terms of imprisonment and license suspensions, can also be elevated when aggravating circumstances are involved, including child passengers, accidents and injuries, multiple convictions, and ...
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  • Why Brain Injuries Need To Be Taken Seriously

    A brain injury is defined as any trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain. It can be a minor bump to the head or a penetrating injury. Regardless of how minor or severe the injury is, all brain injuries should be taken seriously, given the major risks they can pose to one’s health and well-being. If you have sustained a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you must seek the skilled and ...
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  • Have You Been Wrongly Accused of Domestic Violence?

    Domestic violence is a serious offense and can incur some severe punishments that can impact your life forever. However, not everyone who is accused of this crime is guilty and it is important to know what steps to take next if you have been wrongly accused of this abhorrent crime. One of the most vital steps you should take is to seek legal advice immediately to set you on the right path and ...
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  • What Types of Defense Strategies are Used in Murder Cases?

    Criminal charges involving the loss of another life are among the most serious charges one can face. Because charges like murder and manslaughter pose some of the most severe penalties, it becomes essential for the accused to work with experienced criminal lawyers who can help them craft defense strategies tailored to the unique facts and circumstances of their case. While murder cases are not as ...
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  • What is Considered an Unlawful Search & Seizure?

    Our criminal laws are created to penalize individuals for what our society has agreed to be unacceptable conduct. While we bestow the power of enforcing these laws to our government and various public law enforcement agencies, we do not allow the government to indiscriminately violate individual rights and freedoms when doing so. As such, all Americans have rights that protect them from the ...
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  • Attorney Scott Palmer Named One of D Magazine's 2017 Best Lawyers

    Attorney Scott Palmer of Scott H. Palmer, P.C. is known throughout Dallas as a trial lawyer that continually strives for the utmost success. Recognizing both his drive and his achievements, D Magazine has announced that he has earned a spot on its 2017 list of Best Lawyers. This is not the first time Attorney Palmer has been named to this group. He was also included in 2002, 2006, 2011, 2012, ...
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  • Can I Get a Restraining Order Removed?

    In the state of Texas, two types of restraining orders are available – family violence protective orders and sexual assault protective orders – both of which are issued by a judge after a plaintiff files an application and proves that a legally defined form of family violence or sexual assault has occurred. These orders exist to protect victims of harassment, stalking, or abuse from further acts ...
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  • Can a Brain Injury Cause PTSD?

    Traumatic brain injuries have the potential to greatly impact the lives of victims. While brain injuries are unique in their severity and consequences, they can result in significant issues involving a person’s physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. From mild traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, to moderate and severe brain injuries resulting in long periods of unconsciousness, the ...
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  • Brain Injuries: What You Need to Know About Concussions

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are known for their unpredictable nature and for their ability to have serious and debilitating long-term consequences for victims. Although every injury is unique, the unique and mysterious nature of the human mind make it difficult for medical professionals to always accurately identify why or how a brain injury can have negative effects on victims. This is ...
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