Recent Posts in Other Texas Statutes Category

  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 In one of latest blog posts, we talked about child abuse in correlation to substance abuse. But in reality, child abuse happens anywhere and everywhere. Every time I turn on the news, I see a new story about a child being beat up or even killed by their parents. However, when I think about it, it’s actually the same ...
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  • Perry Still Resisting Texting While Driving Ban Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Whether drivers are inching along Interstate 35 going toward downtown or driving through the UNT campus, it’s a common sight to find those who consider their smartphones more interesting than paying attention to the road. All it takes is one second to miss a sudden stop, merger or a wreck happening ...
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  • General Information on Texas Statutes

    || 27-Nov-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 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 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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  • The Hole In The Non-Disclosure Statute

    || 23-Jul-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 Non-Disclosure is a great way for persons to get a fresh start after running afoul of the law, getting deferred adjudication, and completing the deferred successfully. Orders of Non-Disclosure seal those records from dissemination into the public domain by the custodian of records, the Texas Department of Public Safety. However, ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 House Bill 2649 Overview Offenders serving a sentence for a state jail felony currently do not earn good conduct time for time served in the facility. However, with the passing of House Bill 2649 in the 82nd Texas legislative session, some state jail offenders may be awarded diligent participation credit by their sentencing judge. ...
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