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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 In one of our latest blogs, we discussed about the South Texas 13 th court of appeals judge that failed her field sobriety test back in July. But recently the Dallas, another official was arrested for a similar reason. The Dallas assistant District Attorney was charged with a DWI. Justin Moore was arrested for a DWI after police saw ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 In one of our latest blogs, we discussed about the South Texas 13 th court of appeals judge that failed her field sobriety test back in July. But recently the Dallas, another official was arrested for a similar reason. The Dallas assistant District Attorney was charged with a DWI. Justin Moore was arrested for a DWI after police saw ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 In one of our latest blogs, we discussed about the South Texas 13 th court of appeals judge that failed her field sobriety test back in July. But recently the Dallas, another official was arrested for a similar reason. The Dallas assistant District Attorney was charged with a DWI. Justin Moore was arrested for a DWI after police saw ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 The year 2015 is said to be one of the most interesting years. With all our advancements and setbacks made in previous years, American's are hopeful that this year will be different. In order to start off the New Year here are a couple of new laws that have passed for 2015. First I would like to talk about the new laws that are ...
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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 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 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 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 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 940.483.8000 Written By: Tiffany Valdez- Social Media Intern When I think about the law, the first things that come to mind are freedom, patriotism, justice, and gray vs. black and white. Too often we hear people complaining about the laws, which I would admit are not perfect, but are put in place to protect its citizens from the ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 “I never thought this could happen to me,” is one of the most common phrases associated with DWI arrests. It’s so easy to just tell people “If you drink, don’t drive,” or “Get a friend to drive you home.” But let’s be honest, that is not going to stop them from getting ...
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  • Photo courtesy of google.com Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Article by Tiffany Valdez As a journalism student, I have seen how a black and white situation turns gray. I feel like it is very important to understand what our rights are and where we stand. Our founding fathers never predicted that we would reach an age where a selfie would rule the world, ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Twenty-two year old Benjamin Kevin Newman was initially charged with driving while intoxicated, and is now being charged with murder and with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held at the Collin County jail and his bond is set at $200,000. He was accused of charging down a group of people ...
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  • Our 4th Amendment Hangs on by a Thread – Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tip Tim Powers Criminal Defense Attorney Denton, Texas The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court’s two most conservative justices, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing for the ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Two UNT students were arrested Monday night being found guilty of two BB gun shootings Friday night. The two students are Freshman Raymond Wax (a mechanical engineering student) and Freshman Victor Avina (a chemistry student) are now facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges and are both on bond ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Lt. John Foster of Williamson County, Texas was arrested and charged with DWI in June of 2013. DPS trooper Joseph Stuart was the one who arrested Foster. Trooper Stuart had testified that he saw Foster behind a window as a certified Breathalyzer operator conducted a Breathalyzer test for Foster. However, Foster’s ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.483.8000940.580.2899 Rest assure that being a lawyer doesn’t put us above the law. We, just like everyone else, are citizens of this country and follow the laws just as you do. If we don’t then we suffer the same consequences. Just recently, Reema Nicki Bajaj, a lawyer of Sycamore, Ill. agreed to a three-year suspension for ...
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  • Just One Drink Could Put Older Drivers In Danger People ages 55 and older may be too dangerous to drive after just a single alcoholicdrink, though younger drivers were not affected in a new study from the University of Florida. Psychologist Sara Jo Nixon says new findings on the safety of driving after moderate alcohol doses may convince policymakers to strengthen impaired driving laws. In the ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.580.2899 According to WWAYTV3, Veronica Wynita was pulled over by Southport Police on February 25th around 2 a.m. The arrest reports claimed that the officer smelled alcohol on her. Wynita also failed her sobriety test blowing at a.14 blood alcohol concentration. She was taken to the Brunswick Jail where her license was revoked ...
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  • Blood Alcohol Level Too High? It happened.

    || 21-Jan-2014

    This article, by Will Lerner, was found at: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/man%E2%80%99s-blood-alcohol-content-too-high-for-police-to-measure-215215735.html Man’s blood alcohol content too high for police to measure 8-year-old Levi B. Carter’s accomplishment is one that’s truly horrifying. KCRG ABC 9 News is reporting that the Iowa City, Iowa man was so intoxicated that when ...
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  • US officials recommend lowering DWI threshold to.05 blood alcohol Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas www.timpowers.com 940.580.2899 WASHINGTON — States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half— from.08 blood alcohol level to.05_matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a federal safety board recommended ...
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