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Blog Posts in 2013

  • According to Allsup, SSDI beneficiaries will see a 1.5% increase in their payments in 2014 after their annual cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) has taken place. The increase will provide an opportunity for people with disabilities to revisit their budget and financial needs as they enter the New Year. Estimations show that SSDI benefits will receive about $7 more per month and a total increase in ...
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  • Celebrating the New Year is an enjoyable tradition, but the amount of alcohol served at New Year's Eve parties all over the United States can be somewhat concerning. Millions of Americans drink at New Year's Eve parties and then drive home intoxicated. The Plano police department is trying to put a stop these DUI offenses and is gearing up to search for offenders on New Year's Eve. A ...
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  • January is the Time to Divorce!

    Posted By || 30-Dec-2013

    January is the most common month for divorce. If you are currently considering filing, many divorce attorneys would suggest that you do so right away. January is an optimal time to divorce because the holidays are over. Families that have children often don't want to break the news of a divorce during the holidays, so they will wait until the holidays have concluded. January is also a great ...
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  • New Year's Eve Drug Use

    Posted By || 30-Dec-2013

    All throughout the United States, law enforcement agencies are prepping to combat the use of drugs and alcohol at New Year's Eve parties. That is why in many locations this year the police are setting up drug testing facilities at sobriety checkpoints on New Year's Eve. In the past, New Year's Eve has been known as a night to party and enjoy the excitement and thrill of a night out on ...
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  • The famed Texas A&M athlete Darian Claiborne was arrested for drug possession on Sunday, December 22 nd. According to reports on USA Today, the freshman linebacker was charged with two counts of possession. The athlete was arrested for possession of a dangerous drug and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. He was arrested around 3:00 p.m. and was released less than two hours later. ...
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  • After you have finalized a divorce in Texas, you will have the ability to make sure that all the provisions of that decree are enforced. If a former spouse refuses to honor decrees within the settlement, such as executing deeds or dividing retirement, then you may be able to start legal Texas enforcement measures. The Texas courts maintain that after the court has issued a valid divorce decree ...
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  • 16 Arrested in East Texas Drug Ring Case

    Posted By || 17-Dec-2013

    Federal prosecutors say that at least 16 people have been arrested in connection with an investigation in an East Texas drug trafficking ring. The drug traffickers had ties with drug manufacturers in Mexico, and were distributing the narcotics throughout the state of Texas and other states within the U.S. The arrests that began on Tuesday involve defendants from Tyler, Longview, Dallas, Irving, ...
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  • Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income both provide incentives for beneficiaries to work. Disability insurance beneficiaries are encouraged to work up to their full capacity and are permitted to earn an unlimited amount of money for one year without losing any of their benefits. When a beneficiary has been working for more than 12 months and has established earnings that are ...
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  • About The Baby Moses Law in Texas

    Posted By || 10-Dec-2013

    The Baby Moses Law is a statute that was created to protect infants from abandonment. There is an increasing tendency for newborns to be abandoned in perilous places, which is why the Baby Moses Project was started. Child Protective Services helps to enforce the Baby Moses law and ensure that individuals do not leave their children in places where they could be harmed and instead leave them with ...
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  • Key Defenses in Drug Charge Cases

    Posted By || 10-Dec-2013

    If you've been arrested for a drug crime, then you are probably wondering where to go from here. The first action you need to take is to hire a reliable and trustworthy attorney. After completing this step, you should begin to develop a defense with the attorney on your side. There may be a wide variety of factors that took place in your case that can help you to work through your claim. It is ...
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  • The Battle for Same-Sex Divorce

    Posted By || 2-Dec-2013

    Many gay and lesbian couples are working to get more conservative states to recognize gay marriage by first motivating the states to recognize same-sex divorce. One lesbian couple from Mississippi filed a divorce in a chancery court in September. The couple wants Mississippi to recognize the marriage for the purpose of granting a divorce. The outspoken homosexual couple is one of a few who have ...
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  • A Plano police officer was simply doing his job and performing routine checks last week when he discovered a man who was wanted on an attempted murder charge in Chicago. The offender is now being held in the Collin County jail on the felony warrant which was issued out of Cook County, Illinois back in May. The Cook County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the warrant already. The Plano police say ...
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  • A Plano local was sentenced to a life in prison on Wednesday after it was discovered that he had repeatedly assaulted a 12-year-old girl sexually. According to reports, the 21-year-old man lived in the same apartment complex as the firm. He met her one day when passing in, and he eventually decided to make the girl his girlfriend. He would hug and kiss her inappropriately. Eventually, he began to ...
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  • CARE Comes to Plano to Combat Drug Abuse

    Posted By || 26-Nov-2013

    According to recent reports, the Chemical Awareness Resources and Education recently announced that it is expanding to Collin County so that the charity can provide services to individuals in need in Plano and Frisco. CARE is a charity that has been providing chemical awareness resources and education to individuals all throughout the United States for over 30 years. CARE now hopes to educate ...
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  • Defenses for Resisting Arrest Charges

    Posted By || 19-Nov-2013

    Have you been charged with resisting arrest? The police will believe that you were resisting arrest if you took any action to avoid heading to jail after you were confronted by the police. If you panicked and ran when police approached you, you may be charged with fleeing a police officer. If you struggle as the police attempt to handcuff you, or if you say derogatory or rude things to the ...
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  • DEA Arrests 32 People in Meth Raid

    Posted By || 19-Nov-2013

    According to the Empire-Tribune, a major drug raid lead by the Drug Enforcement Agency ended with 32 arrests, most of which were from Erath County. A criminal complaint states that investigation dates back to 2008 but focuses on incidents marked between 2011 and 2012. 32 people were arrested in connection with the crime. All were charged with conspiracy to distribute in an alleged methamphetamine ...
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  • Temporary Divorce Orders in Texas

    Posted By || 12-Nov-2013

    When a couple is dealing with a divorce, the court may step in and put some temporary orders in place. This is because couples may need some guidance as they work to negotiate for more permanent conditions that will pertain to their post-divorce life. If a couple has children, then chances are that the children will need to be designated to live with one parent or the other during the couple's ...
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  • Two individuals from West Texas had a plan to sell more than 160 pounds of marijuana for profit but their plan was foiled when their small plane carrying the narcotics crashed earlier this year. The police and authorities who arrived at the scene of the accident were shocked to find the large amount of marijuana on board the plane, and the two individuals were arrested on the spot. Prosecutors ...
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  • According to the Social Security Administration, having private disability insurance does not reduce SSDI whatsoever. This is because the private disability insurance does not correlate with SSDI, it is not government granted funds. You can collect the full amount of SSDI while still benefitting from your other insurance policy. Unfortunately, the same does not go for individual's receiving ...
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  • Illegal Possession of Steroids or HGH

    Posted By || 4-Nov-2013

    While they are not drugs, some steroids are also considered to be illegal. For example, it is a crime to take steroids for non-medical needs or for performance-based needs. It is also illegal to take Human Growth Hormone (HGH) for a non-medical purpose. Similar to painkillers, steroids can be legal in some medical situations. It is important to decipher the reason that the defendant was taking the ...
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  • Addiction and Child Custody

    Posted By || 4-Nov-2013

    If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, this may affect your ability to act as primary custodian of your kids. When the Texas family courts evaluate divorcing parents for custody, they will often look at histories of addiction and this will play a key role in their decision as to whether or not that parent should have custody. A parent with a criminal history regarding illegal drugs, or with a ...
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  • Do You Have an Alibi?

    Posted By || 4-Nov-2013

    An alibi is convincing evidence that you were somewhere other than the scene of a crime at the time that the crime occurred. Alibis are commonly referred to on popular crime-fighting shows on T.V., but they can also be used to help you when you are working through a criminal defense case. Defendants can often offer an alibi defense without having to speak or testify in the court. Instead, they can ...
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  • Many individuals are arrested on drug charges, and then have to go through the painful process of withdrawals once they are inside their jail cell. Recently, three Nueces County jailers were charged with smuggling synthetic marijuana to inmates at the jail. One sheriff says that the three individuals resigned after they were accused. The investigators reviewed surveillance videos and then ...
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  • Child Custody for Halloween

    Posted By || 28-Oct-2013

    Halloween is not a full holiday, and children are still required to go to school that day. Yet it is still a special day for children to dress up in fun costumes and go trick-or-treating once they are home from school. As a result, both parents may want to partake in this special day with their kids. That can lead to heated discussions about child custody and visitation. If you run into conflict ...
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  • If you win the lottery while married, and if you live in a shared property state, then chances are that the courts will declare that you winnings are both yours and your spouse's. In some cases, when a divorcing spouse wins the lottery, his or her partner will be entitled to half of the winnings. This depends on which state you live in. A New Hampshire case regarding this issue was highlighted ...
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