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Blog Posts in September, 2013

  • Throughout the United States, authorities are working to heighten the penalties for men who seek underage prostitutes in order to discourage this illegal practice. While underage prostitution is already punishable by law, some states want to make the penalties even harsher so that men will be less likely to break the law. In Los Angeles County, California, authorities are petitioning for state ...
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  • According to the El Paso Times, over 30 people were recently arrested after being involved in a prescription drug fraud scheme. The El Paso County residents face state charges in connection with their crime. Officials say that 33 people were taken into custody as a result of the prescription drug issue and some of the suspects were also charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. ...
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  • How Does Alcohol Affect a Driver?

    || 17-Sep-2013

    Drinking alcohol can be deceiving. A driver who feels fine when getting behind the wheel may actually be intoxicated and may experience those symptoms when the car is already moving. According to an infographic recently posted by the Plano Texas Police Department, alcohol acts somewhat like an anesthetic to the brain. It will dull these areas so that the drinker cannot make sensible decisions. ...
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  • The Social Security Administration issued approximately $1.3 billion to recipients throughout the United States payments that may have been faulty. This means that people who held jobs and were making an income were able to convincingly prove to the SSA that they needed disability. A report last week from congressional investigators says that these dishonest applicants have taken more than $1 ...
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  • Medical marijuana is legal in most states, yet the businesses that provide this drug say that they are worried federal agents will close them down. That is why medical marijuana businesses are creating a plan to combat prosecution. The plan follows guidelines noted in Colorado and Washington, where marijuana use is legal. The Department of Justice says that as long as medical marijuana companies ...
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  • If your SSDI application isn't accepted right away, then you have the right to appeal. You will need to submit this request in writing within the 60 days that you receive your letter. Then you will be ready to start the process and hopefully convince the SSA that you do in fact qualify for benefits. Tier 1: Reconsideration A reconsideration is a complete review of the claim that you submitted ...
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  • A new crop of laws were enacted and approved by the Texas government for September, and one of them concerns the drug Salvia divinorum. This narcotic has been added to penalty group three for the Texas Controlled Substances Act. The new law stipulates that unless the drug is unharvested and is growing in its natural state, it is considered illegal. All parts of the plan are considered illegal ...
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  • According to the Plano Star, six suspects have been charged with felonies in connection with a bank fraud scheme that was operating out of the Eastern District of Texas. The indictment had a total 11 counts and was returned by a federal grand jury on August 15 th. The indictment includes one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and 10 counts of aggravated identity theft. The defendants in the ...
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  • Grounds for Divorce in Texas

    || 3-Sep-2013

    In the state of Texas, there are a variety of reasons that one can file for divorce. The reason for the divorce must be listed on the petition for divorce that is filed with a Texas court. Texas honors no-fault divorces, which means that the filer does not necessarily have to have a reason to divorce. A no-fault divorce is one where the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or ...
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  • According to the New York Daily News, Argentinean dealers were recently arrested for using trained carrier pigeons to deliver packages of marijuana to paying customers. Three men were attaching 13-gram packs of marijuana to the lefts of the birds, and the birds would then take the marijuana to the customers who would wait in discreet locations. The pigeons were capable of making up to 20 trips ...
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