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Blog Posts in August, 2011

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  • New Laws Effective September 1, 2011 - Using or Claiming to Hold Fraudulent Military Record
    New Laws Effective September 1, 2011 - Using or Claiming to Hold Fraudulent Military Record

    This is the first in the series of new laws enacted by the Texas Legislature. These laws take effect September 1, 2011 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter D, ...

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  • Summary of Some of the Many 2011 New Texas Criminal Laws
    Summary of Some of the Many 2011 New Texas Criminal Laws

    ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY SB 844 – Under the law prior to the passage of SB 844 a loophole existed in the Texas Penal Code. Under the Penal Code, an individual commits an offense if that individual were to ...

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  • Criminal Arrests in Denton County Texas and the Foreign National
    Criminal Arrests in Denton County Texas and the Foreign National

    We receive a lot of contacts from foreign nationals that have concerns after being arrested in Texas. The questions usually concern an immigration hold. When and how does an immigration hold occur? ...

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  • Wrongful DWI Convictions - Denton County Criminal Defense Attorney Tim Powers
    Wrongful DWI Convictions - Denton County Criminal Defense Attorney Tim Powers

    A recent headline decried the number of wrongful drunk driving convictions – placing the number at nearly four thousand – without specifying the locale or time frame (or even source) of this ...

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