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Blog Posts in July, 2013

  • The Crime of Pickpocketing

    || 29-Jul-2013

    Normally, individuals think of pickpockets as poor individuals in large cities. Yet one pickpocket ion Texas was doing the unexpected, taking from individual's wallets and purses while they dined at an upscale restaurant in the Houston area. According to ABC News, this man snuck into a steakhouse in the Katy area and would take wallets out of the purses that were left on the ground or on the ...
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  • Leaky Gut Syndrome and SSDI

    || 29-Jul-2013

    If you suffer from leaky gut syndrome, you may wonder if this is a legitimate reason to apply for SSDI. According to New York Injury News, this syndrome can cause pain, diarrhea, cramps, gas, an intolerance of certain foods, and other issues. Leaky gut syndrome can alter a person's lifestyle and make cause them to have a delicate health condition. Unfortunately, it is not normally honored as a ...
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  • What Exactly is Drug Paraphernalia?

    || 29-Jul-2013

    Paraphernalia is a broad term, which could mean a host of different things. If you are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia that typically means that you had drug-related materials in your possession. For example, if you had the ingredients to make illegal narcotics, or if you had the items needed to store a particular drug, this can be called drug paraphernalia. As well, if you have the ...
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  • Can Drug Use Get you Evicted?

    || 22-Jul-2013

    If you are a renter in the Plano area, you will want to be careful about drug use in your unit. Substance abuse is illegal, and if you are arrested for drug use you may suffer punishments both from the court and from outside parties. One of the additional punishments for substance abuse is eviction. Some landlords have the right to evict any tenants that are arrested and convicted of using illegal ...
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  • Collecting on a Texas Divorce Settlement

    || 22-Jul-2013

    If you have been involved in a Texas divorce and now want to collect on the settlement that you received, then you will want to make sure you have a Plano divorce attorney there to help you out. In Texas, one of the most difficult parts of a divorce process is collecting on the settlement that you may have received as the divorce was concluded. Most of the time, you will need to follow a few ...
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  • SSDI applicants often get impatient and have a hard time waiting to hear back about their applications. Because of this, some assume that a call to their Congressman may be able to help speed things along. This is especially tempting if you have been waiting for years for SSDI and are entrenched in a complicated process full of appeals and paperwork. There are some circumstances which can help a ...
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  • Impairment-related work expenses are also known as IRWEs and are costs that are associated with assistive living or assistive living services. Most of the time, IRWEs are for individuals with disabilities that need mechanical or personal assistance in order to perform their job. The SSA allows eligible applicants who are able to perform minimal work to be approved for eligibility if they are able ...
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  • Permanent Alimony in Texas Divorce Cases

    || 16-Jul-2013

    If you are petitioning for alimony in a Texas divorce, or plan to ask for alimony to help ease your transition into life as a single, then you will need to meet at least one of four requirements issued by the Texas government. As the requesting spouse, you will need to prove that at least one of these circumstances if true of you. The first is that the paying spouse was convicted of family ...
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  • Interstate Custody Agreements

    || 9-Jul-2013

    If you live in a different state than your ex-spouse, but you are sharing custody of the children, then you will need to develop an interstate custody agreement. This is an agreement that will guide you and your ex as you work through plane flights and other arrangements for the children to travel. If you are just petitioning for child support, you will need to make sure that a state court can ...
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  • Police Bust Plano Prostitution Ring

    || 9-Jul-2013

    Underground and undercover prostitution rings are all over the United States, and some have even been discovered in the Plano area in the past. A recent report by the Plano Star shows that officials from the FBI, Police Department, and other agencies broke up a sophisticated prostitution ring last month that had locations in Plano, Hurst, and Dallas. The ring was operated out of massage parlors ...
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  • In the state of Texas, drugged driving is taken very seriously. Normally, when we think of drugged driving we think of the crime of smoking marijuana or shooting heroin and then getting behind the wheel but the fact is, the police also believe that it is illegal to drive while under the influence of a drug that you legally received as a medical prescription. Many doctors will prescribe strong ...
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  • If you are planning on moving to a nursing to get the care that you need, then you may be worried about how this affects your ability to collect SSDI benefits. According to New York Injury News, there are times that moving to a nursing home can affect your SSDI payments. In some cases, this may cause your SSDI payments to become lower, and in some situations it may cause the termination of your ...
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  • Underage Drinking in the State of Texas

    || 3-Jul-2013

    The legal drinking age all across the United States is 21. This means that any young adults or teenagers that try to get ahold of alcohol can be arrested and charged with the crime of underage drinking. Prosecutors don't hesitate to administer punishment to any underage drinkers, so if you are juvenile charged with this crime you will want to hire a local criminal defense attorney to help you ...
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  • Minor Drug Possession Laws in Texas

    || 1-Jul-2013

    Drugs are illegal for both underage teens and adults, but teenagers may be prosecuted on different grounds than those over 21. If you are a juvenile who was arrested for drug possession, then you will lose your driver's license for a minimum of six moths regardless of your age. You may be tried in juvenile court for your crime, or the authorities may see fit to try you as an adult if you are ...
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  • In the United States Constitution, there is a "full faith and credit" clause that directly applies to child custody. The clause claims that any judicial decisions that are rendered by one court in a state are recognized by every other state. This court prevents parties from moving to another state so that they can escape a particular judgment, or moving to another state to retry a case ...
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