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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 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 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 A few weeks ago, Michael Grimm, U.S. Representative for New York's 11 th Congressional District, announced his resignation after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge. He was indicted back in April on 20 different counts relating to his health food restaurants, false tax returns, mail fraud, wire fraud, perjury and ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 We have been following this case for a while now in order to see the verdict. Eric Williams was sentenced to death last week. It started off when District Attorney Mike McLelland and his assistant Mark Hasse prosecuted Williams for stealing computer equipment from Kaufman County, back in 2012. Williams ended up loosing his job as a ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Image courtesy of Google.com. We recently discussed about the UVA rape allegations and how more universities were being put in the spotlight for their non-prevention of sexual assault. Here is another case taking place locally that shows that this is very serious and should be taken care of. We have talked a little about sexual ...
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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 940.580.2899 Photo courtesy of Google.com. The Boston Marathon bombing was a horrific event that happened April 25, 2013 at approximately 2:30 p.m. The bombings injured several people leaving three dead. One of the suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was arrested and his accomplice, his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died after being shot during a ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photo courtesy of google.com. George Bogomol, a former Denton Journalism teacher at Denton High School, pleaded guilty last week to federal child pornography charges. He was charged with two counts of production of child pornography. Bogomol had been posting as a young girl named Crystal Williams. He found one of his 15-year-old ...
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  • Image courtesy of google.com. William “Bart” Davis and John Newmerzhycky were stopped in Iowa back in April of 2013. During this stop, the Trooper seized more than $100,000 in cash that Davis and Newmerzhycky won in a poker tournament. According to USA Today, the two men had been flagged which called for a Trooper to follow them. The Iowa Trooper, who was part of the Interdiction Team, ...
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  • Posted on October 1, 2014 by timpowers1500 Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photo courtesy of google.com. Tony Stewart will not be facing any charges after his accident with NASCAR driver Kevin Ward Jr. Tony Stewart is a NASCAR driver who was a part of a devastating car accident while racing at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Stewart and Ward were competitors ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were released today after serving decades in prison. McCollum and Brown (siblings) were both teenagers at the time, when they were charged with rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, Sabrina Buie. Evidence of beer cans, cigarettes and condoms were found in the area where the body was found. Thanks to ...
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  • Posted on August 6, 2014 by timpowers1500 Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.483.8000940.580.2899 Video courtesy of http://www.nbcdfw.com. Jealousy can be a very ugly-emotion. It causes people to do irrational things they wouldn’t normally do on a regular bases. Jealousy is best demonstrated in a recent event in Wylie, Texas. Two teens, Brendon Bridges and Adam Staup were ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Image Courtesy of Google.com I can’t quite figure it out. I don’t know if it is the pressure or just the thrill from the danger. What motivates star athletes to do the wrong thing? Last week, two UNT football players were arrested for stealing two TVs from Wal-Mart off S. Loop 288. Twenty-one-year-old ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Image Courtesy of google.com In today’s day of age, our cell phones are our life. With all the new technology available to us, we are literally able to control our life with our fingertips. According to Pew Research, 90 percent of American adults have a cell phone. As you can see, we can’t live without them! ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Photo Courtesy of Google.com What started as a desperate cry for attention turned in to a massacre at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Twenty-two-year-old Elliot Rodger posted a YouTube video the day before the massacre, expressing his sexual frustrations and how he felt isolated from the world around him. ...
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  • Unlawful Possession of Firearm by a Felon – What you need to know Law Offices of Tim Powers – Denton, Texas In the past we discussed unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon under Federal law. The same offense, while very different, can also be severe under Texas law. For example, a convicted felon may possess a firearm in the residence in which he lives once five years have elapsed ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 We are at a time in our lives where our dependence relies on social media. A few weeks ago we talked about the importance of knowing how we are protected online. Now it is safe to say that social media is now officially an ethical and smart tool used for lawyers. As of two weeks ago, the American Bar Association’s ...
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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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  • Police standoff in Victory Park ends with no injuries

    || 26-Mar-2014

    Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Victory park area, in Dallas, was put on lockdown Tuesday March 25th after a man shot bullets out of his fifth story apartment window. No injuries were reported. The whole area was put on lockdown because of the highly populated area and the elevation in which the man shout at. Police did not want to risk the safety of ...
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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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  • 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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  • Court of Criminal Appeals bars warrantless searches of cell phones, electronics incident to arrest Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas timpowers.com The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today held in Texas v. Granville that the Fourth Amendment protects against searches of cell phones incident to arrest. Texans now cannot have the contents of their cell phones and other electronic ...
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  • Legislature Tightens Cell Phone Search Privacy – Texas Legislative Update Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 9490.580.2899 You may not be aware that currently police do not need a warrant to search through your GPS locator in your cell phone, but that is about to change. The house passed House Bill 1608, which was added as an amendment to Senate Bill 1052, and stops the ...
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