Blog Posts in May, 2012

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals finds the "end justifies the means." The disturbing result of State v. Mazcua. Tex. _____ S.W. 3d _____ (PD-1035-11 (May 25, 2012)). Tim Powers 940.580.2899 The second highest court in Texas on Wednesday signaled support for police who make up phony reasons to pull over motorists. A sharply divided Court of Criminal Appeals declined to ...
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  • The Secrets of Field Sobriety Tests

    || 8-May-2012

    Law Offices of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 Have you been drinking tonight, sir? Oh. Crap. If you’re in a car, that’s not a question you want to hear from a man in uniform. And if the answer is yes, you’re in for the worst pop quiz of your life: the field sobriety test. Look, you should not drive drunk. Ever. No, seriously, not ever. The goal of this piece is not to show you how to ...
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