Recent Posts in Marijuana & Controlled Substances Category

  • 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 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 940.580.2899 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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  • 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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  • 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 Marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs. It contains a chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which specifically targets brain cells. The chemical compound of THC is similar to other types of compounds used by the body, which allows the brain cells to accept the compound and allows the user to ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Did you know that about 90 percent of the meth in Texas is smuggled across the border from Mexico? Mexican drug cartels have been the primary manufacturers of meth for years now. There have been small labs that produce meth as well here in the states, but the majority is smuggled across the border from Mexico. This ...
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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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  • Federal Court Finds Upright Driving, Acne Suspicious Good posture while driving can contribute to reasonable suspicion that a driver is smuggling illegal aliens, federal appeals court finds. Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers Denton, Texas Driving with good posture, with hands at the classic ten and two position on the wheel, is sufficient reason to pull over a driver with a bad complexion, ...
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  • By Mark Cooke, ACLU of Washington & Doug Honig, ACLU of Washington at 4:14pm Voters in Washington state, along with those in Colorado, made history on Election Day by passing laws that legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and over. Washington’s law, Initiative 502 (I-502), passed with an 11-point margin, sending a clear message that the public is ready for a change in ...
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  • Pot Penalties are being reconsidered in some states

    || 4-Dec-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Lower Pot Penalties Favored in Statehouse Commission recommends new felony to target large growing operations. by Maureen Hayden CNHI Statehouse Bureau INDIANAPOLIS — The head of the Indiana State Police may have surprised legislators last week when he told a state budget committee that he personally favored legalizing ...
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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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  • Does drug sentencing have a color?

    || 29-Aug-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Studies have shown that there is a disproportionate amount of black men in prison because of drug charges. The State of Texas was ranked #1 in the Huffington Post article for reform in drug sentencing. Here's what the article says: "In Texas, a projection showed that the number of inmates would outnumber the number of ...
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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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