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Blog Posts in October, 2012

  • As our world becomes increasingly electronic, Americans have seen the shift from waiting to instant gratification. For example, in the past letters were mailed and took days or weeks to arrive at the address of the recipient. Now, we use electronic e-mails which allow people to communicate across the world in a matter of seconds. An American can share photos with a friend in China in only seconds ...
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  • The Levels of DUI Prosecution in Texas

    || 23-Oct-2012

    If you are convicted of a DUI in Texas, the punishment you will receive will be contingent on whether or not you have already been arrested for a DUI, the conditions of your DUI, your attitude towards your DUI, and whether or not other people were harmed or put in danger as a result of your choice. According to the Texas DMV, you can also be punished for refusing to take a blood and breath test ...
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  • Most drug crimes in Texas are tied to drug rings which originated in the border country of Mexico. Across the border many drug lords and their gangs are trying to smuggle narcotics into the United States, where they believe that they can find willing buyers who will spend millions to receive the outlawed substances. In order to curb the drug crimes in Texas, many believe that the law enforcement ...
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  • According to the Federal Times, the SSA has halted mailing all paper statements of earnings and benefits to millions of Americans for the time being. They say that they cannot currently afford the millions that they will need to spend in production and postage costs in order to mail the tangible copies out to the Americans who typically receive the statements. Most of the mailers that will not go ...
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  • Because Texas borders Mexico, it has become a hub of activity for drug deals and trafficking. Because of this, the Drug Enforcement Agency works vigilantly to patrol the borders of Texas and arrest anyone that is connected to a drug deal, drug use, drug possession, or drug trafficking. In order to enhance these efforts, the state of Texas will now be installing some video surveillance systems on ...
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  • If you have a firearm or another weapon in your carry-on bag at the airport and don’t realize your mistake until the bag goes through screening, you can end up in deep trouble. According to the TSA, if you bring a weapon in a carry-on bag and attempt to bring it on the plane with you, the TSA will issue a notice of violation and a civil penalty assessment order. Because these regulations are ...
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  • Drug Search Dogs: Your Rights

    || 9-Oct-2012

    Many times the police use drug-sniffing dogs to help detect illegal smugglers or users in the state of Texas. When you are discovered by a drug dog, you have Constitutional rights that you can invoke. According to Avvo, you don’t need to consent to the search when dogs approach. Drug dogs must be properly trained and their handlers must be careful to monitor the procedure during the search ...
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  • If you are a Texan, then you should carefully review the new laws that go into effect every year. These new laws could change your sentence if you are charged with an offense, or permit you to be arrested for a crime that you didn’t even know was illegal. Recently, the 82 nd Texas legislature chose to include bath salts and synthetic marijuana in their Texas Controlled Substance Act. This ...
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  • If you have been charged with cooking up a dangerous narcotic like Meth, you can be charged with possession, manufacturing, intent to distribute, or a host of other crimes. You cannot be charged with leaving a mess behind. According to a recent article in the State Impact, there are not laws in Texas which command the clean-up r sterilization of a home after a meth cook is discovered there. ...
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  • Will SSDI Affect your Annuity?

    || 2-Oct-2012

    Annuity is a contract that is held between you and an insurance company. As a result of the annuity, you are able to receive payments to meet retirement and other long-range goals. Typically, you make a lump-sum payment or a series of payments earlier on in life. You set a future date for this annuity to return to you, and the insurance company promises to pay that annuity back later in life when ...
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