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Blog Posts in November, 2013

  • 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

    || 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

    || 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

    || 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

    || 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

    || 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

    || 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?

    || 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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