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Blog Posts in April, 2013

  • Probation for DWI Offenses in Texas

    || 30-Apr-2013

    In some driving while intoxicated ( DWI ) cases, individuals are given the option of probation, which is also known as community supervision, in place of full jail time and other harsh penalties that usually come with DWI convictions. When probation is given, the DWI offender must follow a number of conditions, as defined in Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §42.12, Section 13. Failing to do ...
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  • If you were injured to the point of disability in a workplace accident, you may want to apply for disability benefits from the government and worker's compensation installments from your former company at the same time in order to receive a dual income. While this may sound like an excellent idea, it is not simple to accomplish this dual income arrangement, and most likely it will be in your ...
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  • Clarifying Misconceptions About SSDI

    || 22-Apr-2013

    Many people assume that SSDI is a payment that is given to lazy individuals in America who decide that they don't want to get jobs. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, everyone who receives SSDI must have worked at least five of the past 10 years before filing. IN addition to this, the money that an SSDI recipient is granted each month is based on how much they received when they ...
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  • Individuals with commercial drivers' licenses are held to higher standards than other drivers. This is largely because they hold higher risk of harming others due to the types of vehicles they drive. Commercial vehicles are often much larger and heavier than non-commercial vehicles, meaning they can cause a greater amount of harm in traffic accidents. Also, many commercial vehicles transport ...
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  • If you had to wait a significant amount of time in order to receive the Social Security Disability Insurance that you were rightfully entitled to, then you may be able to receive back pay for the months that you could have been receiving disability insurance but were not due to the tardiness of the government agency. According to Wired PR News, many people are eligible for back pay when they ...
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  • Defining Texas Laws: Child Endangerment

    || 16-Apr-2013

    Child endangerment is the broad title for a crime that involves putting a child in a situation that could be harmful to his or her health and well-being. According to the Texas Penal Code, there are two separate offenses that can be prosecuted as child endangerment. One is covered by abandonment law and the other is defined by endangerment law. In both situations, Texas authorities have the right ...
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  • Burglary Penalties in Texas

    || 15-Apr-2013

    In the state of Texas, an individual commits burglary if he or she enters someone's home or another building that is not open to the public with the purpose of committing theft, assault or a felony—whether or not the person actually carried out the intended action. In addition to entering the building, a person can also commit burglary by hiding inside such a facility with the same ...
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  • The state of Texas tops the charts when it comes to U.S. states with the most inappropriate relationships between teachers and students, according to a recently released report. Terry Abbott, who formerly served as the chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education under the George W. Bush administration, released the report that showed that Texas currently leads the nation in this area, ...
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  • In San Patricio, Texas a routine vehicle inspection last Tuesday merited an arrest after the police discovered that a tanker truck moving through the inspection was loaded with 3.9 tons of marijuana. This amounts to about 8,000 pounds of the drug. The Texas Department of Public Safety officials were shocked when they uncovered the stash hidden in the tanker truck, and a trooper claims that no one ...
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  • If your loved one was injured or disabled permanently before the age of 22, then he or she may still be eligible for child's benefits. This will only apply to cases where a parent is deceased or starts receiving retirement or disability benefits. The Social Security Administration considers that the disability benefits can be child's benefits if they are paid on a parent's Social ...
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  • If you have been charged with indecency with a minor in the state of Texas, this means that you may be registered as a sex offender if convicted. According to the Texas penal code, indecency with a minor is sexual contact between a person over the age of 18 and a child that is under the age of 17. In these situations, there is normally sexual abuse or coercion involved in the case. In some cases, ...
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  • There has been an important new development for veterans who are accused of crimes in Collin County, Texas. Collin County Veterans' Court, which was launched last month, is a new court that focuses on rehabilitation as an alternative to incarceration for combat veterans who have been arrested for criminal offenses, according to a Plano Star-Courier article. This provides a major benefit for ...
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  • Accused of Extortion in Texas?

    || 2-Apr-2013

    Extortion is considered criminalizing theft under the Texas Penal Code. IT is the crime that occurs when a defendant gains property or money by force or threat of violence from a victim. Those who commit extortion can also steal the property or finances by damaging property, damaging a person's reputation, or committing unfavorable government action. To clarify, here is an example of ...
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  • According to World EI News, the sequester administered by President Obama may retard the process of SSDI claims and may cause the disabled citizens in America to wait even longer for an answer to their application. The Budget Control Act mandates that there must be $85 million in federal government spending cuts. This went into effect on March 1 st, 2013, and the government is now looking for ...
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  • Even if you are not caught with drugs or arrested for possession, if you deal drugs to a minor or even share your own personal stash, you can be prosecuted. This is because you contributed to the delinquency of a minor, which is a serious offense in almost all 50 states. Every single state has some statute that provides a punishment for adults who aid a minor in an act of delinquency. The actual ...
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