Blog Posts in November, 2012

  • DWI Facts that will surprise you!

    || 29-Nov-2012

    If a defendant pleads guilty or no contest to a DWI case – there will always be a conviction on a criminal record (no such thing as a deferred adjudication on DWI cases). If there was an accident involved – there can be great financial differences between a no contest and a guilty plea or finding. If a defendant does not request a hearing within 15 days from the date of either an ...
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  • Drug Charges: What you should know

    || 28-Nov-2012

    General Information for our Clients: Drug offenses under the Texas Penal Code or the Health and Safety Code have have taken on significant importance in our area in the recent past. The tactics one must use to defend the innocent person charged with a drug offense continually change. Initially one has to determine with what the defendant is charged through the prism of legal definitions. The ...
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  • General Information on Texas Statutes

    || 27-Nov-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Class C misdemeanors do not carry the possibility of confinement. They are punishable by fine only, and the fine may not exceed $500 (plus court costs). Deferred Adjudication can be granted which shall not exceed 180 days in duration. Traffic tickets are generally class C misdemeanors. Even though confinement can not be ordered as ...
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  • A DWI offer you can't refuse

    || 26-Nov-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com In a growing number of states, a DWI stop can lead to a roadside needle in your arm—and an involuntary blood sample Officer Taylor cruised through the Austin metro for almost two hours before she finally collared a drunk driver around midnight. Sure, it was a Wednesday night—but it was also Halloween. For Taylor, it was ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Proposition 36: Voters overwhelmingly ease Three Strikes law By Tracey Kaplan tkaplan@mercurynews.com Posted: 11/06/2012 08:30:20 PM PST Updated: 11/07/2012 03:02:32 AM PST Eighteen years after Californians overwhelmingly approved the country's toughest Three Strikes law, they did an about-face Tuesday, easing the ...
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  • Texas Expunction Law Changes

    || 6-Nov-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Good news and bad news, Texas expunction law constantly changing. Bills passed during the 82nd Texas Legislature changed several aspects of expunction law. These changes took effect on September 1, 2011, but since in most cases in the past, the statute of limitations would have to expire before one could file for an expunction ...
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  • Immigrants to avoid deportation in some crimes

    || 2-Nov-2012

    I Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com OAKLAND, Calif.—A new policy in Alameda County is instructing prosecutors to consider filing lesser criminal charges for some legal immigrants in an effort to avoid convictions with mandatory deportation. The Oakland Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/PJvYPl ) that District Attorney Nancy O'Malley's order will make the ...
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