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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Image courtesy of Google.com. We recently discussed about the UVA rape allegations and how more universities were being put in the spotlight for their non-prevention of sexual assault. Here is another case taking place locally that shows that this is very serious and should be taken care of. We have talked a little about sexual ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Recently we just talked about the alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. We talked about the sensitivity of the issue and how universities need to be more proactive to prevent these types of cases. We have to acknowledge the fact that there are numerous of false rape allegations each year that make these cases hard to ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Recently on the news, there have been several reports about the South Texas 13 th court of appeals judge that failed her field sobriety test back in July. Nora Longoria was pulled over for speeding in the Rio Grande Valley City. She was going 69 mph in a 55 mph speed zone area. The officer did a field sobriety test on her, which she ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Warning: Contains sensitive material. The University of Virginia is temporarily suspending all Greek Life until January 9 th. The suspension took place after a Rolling Stones article that claimed a student was ganged rape after being invited to a fraternity party. College is an exciting place for some, but for others it is a scary ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice died after being shot by a police officer in Cleveland. The police officer fired two shots after the boy disobeyed orders to raise up his hands. According to the reports, Rice was carrying an airsoft gun that appeared to resemble a semi-automatic pistol. When asked to raise his arms, Rice resisted and ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 A few weeks ago, 18-year-old Kyle Nolan left the U.S. in search of a spiritual revelation and a certain drug, which would help him to reach it. The drug Nolan researched is called ayahuasca which is a psychedelic brew made out of bnisteriopsis caapi vine. Nolan had dropped out of his junior year of college prior to finding out about ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 A few weeks ago, a man was arrested for public intoxication and simple assault at the DFW airport. Twenty-seven-year-old, McCleish Christmas Benham had verbally assaulted a female American Airlines gate agent. Benham was then asked by a man to calm down and was also alerted that the police were on their way. Benham reacted by calling ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photo courtesy of Google.com. The Boston Marathon bombing was a horrific event that happened April 25, 2013 at approximately 2:30 p.m. The bombings injured several people leaving three dead. One of the suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was arrested and his accomplice, his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died after being shot during a ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photo courtesy of google.com. George Bogomol, a former Denton Journalism teacher at Denton High School, pleaded guilty last week to federal child pornography charges. He was charged with two counts of production of child pornography. Bogomol had been posting as a young girl named Crystal Williams. He found one of his 15-year-old ...
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  • Image courtesy of google.com. William “Bart” Davis and John Newmerzhycky were stopped in Iowa back in April of 2013. During this stop, the Trooper seized more than $100,000 in cash that Davis and Newmerzhycky won in a poker tournament. According to USA Today, the two men had been flagged which called for a Trooper to follow them. The Iowa Trooper, who was part of the Interdiction Team, ...
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  • Posted on October 1, 2014 by timpowers1500 Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photo courtesy of google.com. Tony Stewart will not be facing any charges after his accident with NASCAR driver Kevin Ward Jr. Tony Stewart is a NASCAR driver who was a part of a devastating car accident while racing at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Stewart and Ward were competitors ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Photo courtesy of google.com. Google’s Android operating system is now releasing a new program with encrypted data. In the past, Android has offered optional encryption, but most costumers were unaware of how to use this feature. For those who are unaware of what encryption is, it is a special code that allows ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Image courtesy of google.com. Imagine waking up around four in the morning to frantic banging on the front door. You would think ones first reaction would be to call 911; however, that is not what this man did. Fifty-five-year-old, Theodore Wafer was charged with second-degree murder and was sentenced from 15-30 years in prison. ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Photo courtesy of google.com. A few weeks ago, a video was leaked showing a man kicking a puppy in an elevator. This man was identified as Desmond Hague, who was CEO of Centerplate. Centerplate is a food concession agency that is sold in more than 300 stadiums, arenas and other venues. Centerplate did release a statement ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photos courtesy of google.com. So often we see celebrities and professional athletes in the public eye who seem to get more second chances than an average person. It amazes me how evidence can make one case appear more extreme then another, causing our opinions of second chances to change. The first person I would like to talk about ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were released today after serving decades in prison. McCollum and Brown (siblings) were both teenagers at the time, when they were charged with rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, Sabrina Buie. Evidence of beer cans, cigarettes and condoms were found in the area where the body was found. Thanks to ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 I’ve written a lot of past blogs on leaving children alone in cars, but somehow this subject gets brought up over and over again. My question to the public is, when will this end? Just today, 60-year-old Deborah Reece was released from jail after posting bond. Reese was arrested Monday, for leaving her 2-year-old ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Often there are websites that are not regulated by most states because of their U.S. Constitutional rights of free speech. These websites obtain mugshots at the time of the arrest and post them. The problem with these websites is the fact that they cannot be regulated. So if a person gets arrested and it later becomes expunged, the ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 We understand that being pulled over for a DWI is a very uncomfortable and nerve-wrecking situation. We are here for you; moreover, our main goal is to protect your rights. The legal definition of intoxication in Texas is: Not having the normal use of mental facilities by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photo courtesy of google.com. A protective order is a civil court order issued to prevent continuing acts of family violence. Protective Orders can also be used to stop the person from committing further acts of violence, such as harassment, threats, or communication with the victim. Each protective order has certain conditions that ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Image courtesy of google.com. In our last blog we mentioned that during an assault/ family violence case, by law the police must make an arrest. The question is, who is more likely to get arrested? Lets say we have a client who is married. Lets say he and his wife have a huge fight. The wife is accusing the husband of ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 So often in family violence cases, we have clients that come in with the same old “he said/ she said” story. The fact is we are not there. We rely on statements and evidence to piece everything together for us. But what happens once those statements are skewed? For example, let’s say we have a client and ...
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  • Posted on August 6, 2014 by timpowers1500 Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.483.8000940.580.2899 Video courtesy of http://www.nbcdfw.com. Jealousy can be a very ugly-emotion. It causes people to do irrational things they wouldn’t normally do on a regular bases. Jealousy is best demonstrated in a recent event in Wylie, Texas. Two teens, Brendon Bridges and Adam Staup were ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Photo courtesy of google.com. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, approximately 800,000 children younger than the age of 18 have been reported missing since 1999. Parents.com statistics show that every 40 seconds a child becomes missing or abducted in the United States. Too often when we ...
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    Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Photo courtesy of google.com. Last week we talked about the tragic story of Justin Ross Harris and how he was charged with felony murder and cruelty to a child in the second-degree. We talked about his actions and possible motives for his actions. In our blog, we also talked about what the Texas law says about these ...
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