Blog Posts in August, 2011

  • Summary of Some of the Many 2011 New Texas Criminal Laws

    || 24-Aug-2011

    ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY SB 844 – Under the law prior to the passage of SB 844 a loophole existed in the Texas Penal Code. Under the Penal Code, an individual commits an offense if that individual were to evade a peace officer attempting to place them under arrest or who escapes from custody after they have been arrested. Additionally, under the Penal Code, a peace officer has the ability to ...
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  • New Laws Effective September 1, 2011 – Using or Claiming to Hold Fraudulent Military Record by Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com This is the first in the series of new laws enacted by the Texas Legislature. These laws take effect September 1, 2011 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter D, Chapter 32, Penal Code, is amended by adding Section ...
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  • Criminal Arrests in Denton County Texas and the Foreign National Tim Powers www.timpowers.com We receive a lot of contacts from foreign nationals that have concerns after being arrested in Texas. The questions usually concern an immigration hold. When and how does an immigration hold occur? Federal rules dictate ( 8 C.F.R. § 287.6) : (d) Temporary detention at Department request. Upon a ...
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  • Wrongful DWI Convictions by Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com A recent headline decried the number of wrongful drunk driving convictions – placing the number at nearly four thousand – without specifying the locale or time frame (or even source) of this proclamation. However, what the story lacks in credibility it more than makes up for by staggering our sensibilities. If, ...
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