Recent Posts in Texas Penal Code Category

  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photo courtesy of google.com. A protective order is a civil court order issued to prevent continuing acts of family violence. Protective Orders can also be used to stop the person from committing further acts of violence, such as harassment, threats, or communication with the victim. Each protective order has certain conditions that ...
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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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  • Safe Haven Law- Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas

    || 23-Jul-2014

    Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Photo courtesy of google.com. Last week we talked about the tragic story of Justin Ross Harris and how he was charged with felony murder and cruelty to a child in the second-degree. We talked about his actions and possible motives for his actions. In our blog, we also talked about what the Texas law says about these ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Image courtesy of google.com. Recently on the news, there was a story of a dad who left his 22-month-old baby in the car. There were lots of comments saying this man should not be punished. Some believed the death of his son was a punishment of its own. However, what appeared as an accident has taken a turn for the worst. ...
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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 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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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Image Courtesy of google.com Imagine a 14-year-old girl being sold, beat up, drugged, and raped repeatedly. She is only 14 and is being forced to live a life of addiction and violence. She didn’t ask for it. But the sad issue at hand is she is not the only one who faces this awful faith. According to the U.S. State ...
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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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  • 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 940.483.8000940.580.2899 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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  • 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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  • What Exactly is Considered "Free Speech?"

    || 26-Feb-2014

    According to the First Amendment, we as American citizens have the freedom of speech. But what exactly does that entail? Well according to our U.S. Government, when it comes down to advertising in schools, our speech is limited. The Agriculture Department along with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move Campaign” is starting to try and promote healthy eating in schools. In order to ...
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  • According to nypost.com, 25-year-old Nikki Scherwitz will be getting 10 years of probation vs. jail time for having inappropriate sexual relations with a 16-year-old student. Scherwitz got probation time vs. jail time for writing an apology letter to the student’s mom and to the school district in Freeport, Texas. She was also fined $5,000 and was forced to quit her job at the high school. ...
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  • One Can’t Remain Silent to Remain Silent Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers Denton, Texas If you’ve been arrested, and the police want to interrogate you, they will tell you that you have the right to remain silent. How do you assert that right? One way would be to say something like “I would like to remain silent.” Saying “I want a lawyer” should also stop ...
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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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  • 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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  • Good-Bye Forced DWI Blood Draws — the 4th Amendment Wins One ! Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas Police in many cases need a search warrant before forcing drunken driving suspects to have blood drawn, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a ruling that boosts privacy rights on the road. The justices today rejected Missouri’s contention that police should never have to seek ...
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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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  • Drunk-drive blood tests divide Supreme Court Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 Member, National College for DUI Defense Certified in NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing Alcohol-related car crashes kill about 10,000 people each year in the United States and law enforcement wants more flexibility to determine whether a suspected drunk driver is, indeed, over the limit. But the Supreme Court ...
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  • General Information on Texas Statutes

    || 27-Nov-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com 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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  • Texas Expunction Law Changes

    || 6-Nov-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Good news and bad news, Texas expunction law constantly changing. Bills passed during the 82nd Texas Legislature changed several aspects of expunction law. These changes took effect on September 1, 2011, but since in most cases in the past, the statute of limitations would have to expire before one could file for an expunction ...
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