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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Nothing makes taxpayers angrier than their money being wasted to fund the salaries of officials who don't take their job seriously. At the end of last year, the "Porngate" Lawyers Scandal occurred, questioning the judgment of many officials in Philadelphia. According to reports, Attorney General Kathleen Kane uncovered ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 With the New Year here, several questions have come to mind concerning Texans about their safety. Starting this past January 1, 2016, House Bill 910 came into effect making it legal for a Texas citizen to carry a handgun openly or concealed as long as they were licensed by the state of Texas. With this new law coming into effect, the ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 It looks like Christmas came early for about 3,000 prisoners at the Washington state prison. In July of 2002, there was a state Supreme Court ruling that "required the Corrections Department to apply good- behavior credits" in the county jail to the state prison sentences ( McCallister ). The problem with this ruling was ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Two-years ago, 16-year- old Ethan Couch (currently 18-years-old) killed a family of four while driving drunk. Couch was then let off easy and was given 10 years probation instead of being charged with intoxication manslaughter, which is a penalty of up to 20 years in the penitentiary. Couch, a juvenile at the time of his incident, ...
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  • Late last month, the dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas spoke out on some racial allegations against the Corinth Police Department. Dorothy Bland published an article on the Dallas Morning News stating that she was pulled over for "walking while black." This accusation was taken very seriously (as it should have been); however, there is always a ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 With the use of social media, the line between right and wrong becomes a bit blurry. Within the blink of an eye, a photo can be taken, or a video recorded and can be instantly put online for the world to see. The problem with this is, once you light the fire, how do you put it out? Can you? Every time I turn on the news, I see a new ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Since the early 1980s, the U.S. government has been cracking down on crime both large and small. As citizens we may see this as a good thing; however, by doing so we have failed to see the problem caused by putting every single person behind bars. According to the American Legislative Exchange Council, "The United States ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 A couple of months ago, we wrote a blog about the Ellis County Volunteer Firefighter Department. This morning, eight people from the sexual assault were indicted by the grand jury. The volunteer firefighters were arrested back in April due to a sexual harassment/hazing incident having to do with a chorizo sausage and a broomstick. ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was booked on felony charges this past Monday. He was fingerprinted, photographed, then booked and released on personal recognizance bonds ( Dallas Morning News ). According to a statement, Paxton will not plead guilty. He is also demanding a trial by jury. Attorney General Paxton is being charged ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Recently in Denton, a social media video was surfaced, leading to some scrutiny of the Denton Police Department. It started last Wednesday when the Denton PD responded to an incident of a woman walking around naked with a baby in a motel parking lot. When the police arrived at the scene, the woman was located on the second floor of ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 The criminal justice system has a great amount of data that show when a youth enters the system, it is hard to keep them from continuing down that path. Recently, Dallas County has created a system that aims to help youth who enter the criminal justice system at a young age. The Youthful Offender Division Court will help boy and girl ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Trending all over social media is the story of a McKinney Police officer tackling a 14-year-old girl in a bikini to the ground. According to reports, it started after a security guard called 9-1-1 to report teenagers getting out of hand at a McKinney neighborhood pool. When the police arrived at the scene, some of the teenagers fled ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Last week was one of the deadliest and most chaotic weeks in biker history. It appeared to be like a scene from a biker movie. About 174 bikers sat in jail on organized crime charges after a gunfight broke out between two rivalry biker gangs. Twin Peaks Restaurant and Bar in Waco, Texas had been hosting biker nights for quite a ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Former Dallas Cowboy player Jay Ratliff pleaded guilty last Thursday to driving while intoxicated (DWI). Ratliff was in an accident back in 2013 and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. At the time of the accident, Ratliff refused to take a breath test. Police then received a search warrant in order to draw Ratliff's ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 A Plano West High School senior was arrested a few weeks ago on felony charges of evading arrest. High school senior Sotonye Jambo was the star football player from Plano West. He had even just signed to play for UCLA. However, these plans can change due to his current incident. According to records, Jambo was speeding down the ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 When you think of firefighters, you think of bravery and courage. You normally have such high respect for the men and women who risk their lives for our safety. But then you hear of incidents such as the one I'm about to talk to you about, and you feel somewhat embarrassed that this would happen. Recently in Ellis County, five ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 April 15, 2013, is a day that many American will remember for the rest of their lives. What started as a supportive, family fun day turned out to be a day of tragedy. On this day, two slow cooker bombs were set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing 3 and injuring several civilians. The people responsible for the ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Seven and a half years ago, Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were accused of stabbing Knox's 21-year-old roommate, Meredith Kercher to death. This case has been a very long but very interesting case. It has also been a very difficult case due to the fact the she was a U.S. citizen being charged with a crime ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Recently, we have been following the incident that happened with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma. For those of you who are not aware, let us give you the background. A few weeks ago, the president of OU took action after a video of SAE students chanting racial slurs was released. Effective immediately, ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Recently, we have been following the incident that happened with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma. For those of you who are not aware, let us give you the background. A few weeks ago, the president of OU took action after a video of SAE students chanting racial slurs was released. Effective immediately, ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Recently, we have been following the incident that happened with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma. For those of you who are not aware, let us give you the background. A few weeks ago, the president of OU took action after a video of SAE students chanting racial slurs was released. Effective immediately, ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Recently, we have been following the incident that happened with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma. For those of you who are not aware, let us give you the background. A few weeks ago, the president of OU took action after a video of SAE students chanting racial slurs was released. Effective immediately, ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Last Tuesday, Edie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the capital murders of American Sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield. This two-week trial had quite a number of twists and turns. It started with trying to find an impartial jury for Routh. It was hard to find a jury that was ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Attention! The City of Denton has now officially passed an ordinance that officially took place this past Monday, February 16, 2015. The City of Denton has made it illegal to have your phone in your hand while driving throughout the city. This includes texting, GPS, writing emails, checking emails, looking at photos, taking a ...
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  • What You May Not Know About DWI Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 1. Although DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated – Driving Isn’t Necessarily Driving The elements of a Texas DWI require that the State prove a person was “operating” a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated. Driving and Operating are two different things. Whether ...
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