Recent Posts in Probation, Jail and Prison Category

  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 It looks like Christmas came early for about 3,000 prisoners at the Washington state prison. In July of 2002, there was a state Supreme Court ruling that "required the Corrections Department to apply good- behavior credits" in the county jail to the state prison sentences ( McCallister ). The problem with this ruling was ...
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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 940.580.2899 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 According to Florida State Law: (3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 An Oklahoma City attorney is now facing prison time after being arrested for engaging in sexual acts during visitations. Frank Kirk was arrested after deputies set him up and got him on audiotape with the inmate. Kirk had told this “client” that if she couldn’t pay for his services then she could make it ...
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  • Denton Criminal Defense Lawyer State & Federal Cases

    || 22-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Constitutional and Statutory Bases The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that in all criminal prosecutions an accused has the right to the assistance of counsel for his or her defense. Under the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, this right has been extended to persons accused of crimes in ...
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  • Setting a Bond in a Denton County Probation Revocation

    || 21-Jun-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Denton County Probation Violation Attorney Located in Denton, Texas Serving, Denton, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Corinth, Highland Village, Carrollton, Roanoke, Texas. Sometimes probation takes a turn for the ugly. When it comes to determining how many or what kind of violations will trigger a revocation, it's sometimes ...
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  • Law Office of Tim Powers 940 483 8000 www.timpowers.com A federal jury on Friday ordered two Dallas police officers to pay a total of $169,000 to a man who spent 10 months locked up on false charges. Following a weeklong trial, a seven-member civil jury found that Senior Cpl. David Nevitt and Officer Jerry Dodd maliciously prosecuted and violated the constitutional rights of Thomas Hannon by ...
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