Blog Posts in June, 2012

  • Motions to Suppress

    || 25-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyer and Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice (University of North Texas) Tim Powers A motion to suppress is a challenge to the legality of how evidence was attained. In Texas and the United States we have what is known as the "exclusionary rule." This rule means where a court finds ...
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  • Denton Criminal Defense Lawyer State & Federal Cases

    || 22-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Constitutional and Statutory Bases The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that in all criminal prosecutions an accused has the right to the assistance of counsel for his or her defense. Under the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, this right has been extended to persons accused of crimes in ...
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  • Setting a Bond in a Denton County Probation Revocation

    || 21-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Denton County Probation Violation Attorney Located in Denton, Texas Serving, Denton, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Corinth, Highland Village, Carrollton, Roanoke, Texas. Sometimes probation takes a turn for the ugly. When it comes to determining how many or what kind of violations will trigger a revocation, it's sometimes ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com These cases are often the results of stings by police and law enforcement on bars, restaurants and stores. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code Section 106.03 governs sale of alcohol to minors. That provision states, "(a) A person commits an offense if with criminal negligence he sells an alcoholic beverage to a minor. "(b) A ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com In Texas, mere presence at a crime scene alone is insufficient to sustain a conviction. The difference between just being at a crime scene and doing something that can be considered aiding or abetting is paper thin, however. And if you're complicit in an offense — you can be held equally responsible. Texas has what is ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Denton County marijuana possession is at least a misdemeanor criminal charge under Texas law. Though most minor marijuana possession cases can be dealt with effectively, more serious charges with larger quantities or intent to sell are extremely serious charges. And any time you are at risk of jail time, or even just a 6 month ...
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  • Can You Beat A Breath Test??

    || 15-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com As a highly regarded Denton County DWI Defense attorney, I invariably get asked "Well, how do I beat the breath test machine?" I always respond, "Don't worry about beating the Breath test machine. Worry about it beating you." What I mean by this is that the machine can over-report your true Blood Alcohol ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com I've often been told, "Well, if he pled guilty he must have done it!" This is wrong on so many levels that I don't know where to begin… Certainly, in DWI cases, the reasoning is wrong as drunk driving is somewhat unique among criminal offenses. There are two issues: (1) driving while intoxicated which is ...
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  • Our Lawyers Defend Against Tough Texas DWI Penalties

    || 13-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com DWI penalties in Texas are tough, even for a first offense. The cost of fines, community service, and a suspended driver's license are too high to be taken lightly. If you have had previous DWI convictions you may now be facing felony DWI charges and the possibility of mandatory jail time. While the courts will take a ...
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  • Texas Driver's License Suspension Hearing Attorney

    || 12-Jun-2012

    Denton County DWI Penalties Lawyer Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com At the Denton County Law Office of Tim Powers, there are a variety of innovative strategies that our attorneys employ in defending clients facing DWI penalties. The most important component of her DWI defense strategy starts at your administrative license revocation hearing (ALR). When you are ...
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  • Texas Felony DWI

    || 11-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Maybe she thought her life was in danger; maybe she actually thought they were parked and it was safe to get out. Either way, the police arrested a Texas man for felony DWI after his wife bailed from the SUV he was driving. According to the Action 4 News report, the man's wife may have been seen jumping out of the vehicle and ...
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  • Denton County, Texas DWI Evidence

    || 8-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Were you recently arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Denton County, Texas? If so, the prosecution will rely on evidence to prove you are guilty. Fortunately, with help from an experienced attorney, you may be able to challenge the evidence in question and reduce, or even eliminate, the charges against you. After your ...
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  • DWI - If charged, what you should know

    || 7-Jun-2012

    What you should know about a DWI Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Have you recently been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas? If so, it is important to understand the many penalties you now face—even if it is your first offense As you most likely know, it is illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. For ...
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  • Proposed Interlock Law for First Time DWI Offenders

    || 6-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com A new bill would require first time DWI offenders in Texas use an ignition interlock device on their vehicles. House Bill 189 states that judges may grant first-time offenders deferred adjudication, or delayed judgment on a charge, as long as the offender was not driving with a child younger than 15 and the offender did not injure ...
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  • George Zimmerman's Bond Revocation Circus

    || 5-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Friday we saw yet another crazy twist in the circus-like case of George Zimmerman. What started out as a simple hearing regarding whether to seal discovery evidence from the media turned into a blame game and strict orders by Judge Kenneth Lester that Zimmerman return to jail within 48 hours. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda told the ...
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