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Blog Posts in March, 2011

  • The Visual Detection Of DWI Motorists

    || 31-Mar-2011

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ("NHTSA") recently released a pamphlet called "The Visual Detection of DWI Motorists." According to NHTSA, there are approximately 100 cues that predict a BAC of 0.08 greater. The purpose of the pamphlet was to report results from a survey of hundreds of officers and over 12,000 stops. NHTSA reduced this to 24 clues and ...
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  • Step 2: Defining Severe Impairments

    || 31-Mar-2011

    As previously noted, there is a five-step process regarding a person's claim of disability. We have also provided a detailed overview of the standards used to determine what is and what is not " substantial gainful activity." In this post, we will detail the next requirement: severity of the impairment. To meet the requirements of Step 2, the claimant must have a severe impairment or ...
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  • An interesting article in The New York Times discuss the problems that States are having with minors' increasing propensity for sexting with each other. Also referred to" self-produced child pornography." The issue is whether juvenile should be prosecuted for sexting with another minor or producing pornographic images of themselves or other students and the subsequent distribution of ...
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  • Texas has eight different classifications of crimes and punishment ranges. Here are the different categories and punishment ranges. Capital Felony (capital murder): Death or Life Imprisonment. First Degree Felony: Confinement for Life or from 5 to 99 years in prison; and maximum fine of $10,000. Second Degree Felony: Confinement for a term from 2 to 20 years in prison; and an optional fine not to ...
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  • In a previous blog post, we detailed the complex and cumbersome definition of disability used by the Social Security Administration. In a series of posts, we will will detail the process used by the agency to determine if you are disabled. The United States Code mandates that these five steps be used to prove that claimant is disabled: (1) The agency will look at your work activity to determine if ...
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  • Though the law has been historically based on common sense and logic, in the arena of Social Security law, disability is not easily defined. Common sense, in colloquial use, would define disabled as being deprived of capability or effectiveness. In general terms, a person is disabled if his or her physical disabilities are impaired. HOWEVER, in Social Security law, the term "disability" ...
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  • Tarrant County DWI Court

    || 23-Mar-2011

    The purpose of the Tarrant County DWI court is to assist chronic drunken drivers with their rehabilitation. Judge Sharen Wilson created several years ago the DWI court also known as the Felony Alcohol Intervention Project. There are approximately 78,000 drivers in Texas that have three or more convictions. In Texas, the third DWI is a third-degree felony which would result in up to ten years ...
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  • A bill in the California legislature will require the installation of an interlock-type device that will test for blood alcohol content ("BAC") before the driver is allowed to start the car. The instrument would be calibrated to a.03 percent blood alcohol level. To prevent cheating, the bill will require the instrument to measure the drivers BAC while they are actually driving, as well. ...
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  • John Dawson, was charged with multiple indictments of theft and with two counts of sale/delivery of cocaine and a controlled substance. He was currently in the federal penitentiary and was transported to the Monroe County Jail, in Tennessee. The defendant's counsel attempted to work with the defendant regarding his cases, but he would not cooperate on the basis that he had another attorney. ...
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  • DWI Surcharge (Amnesty Program)

    || 3-Mar-2011

    The Texas Driver Responsibility Program by the Texas Legislature requires that drives who have a conviction for one of the offenses below must pay a fine every year for three years. The offenses are listed below: Type of Conviction Surcharge Per year for 3 years Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)- 1st Offense (Texas or out-of state conviction) $1,000 DWI- Subsequent Offense (Texas or out-of state ...
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