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Blog Posts in November, 2014

  • A Drug Crime Can Lead to Deportation

    || 27-Nov-2014

    Texas is home to a large immigrant community, and for those that are not citizens of the United States, a drug-related crime conviction can be the difference between staying in the country or being forced to leave. It does not matter whether the accused has a green card or if they are undocumented. Any drug crime in the United States carries the threat of deportation. Can admission of a drug crime ...
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  • What Happens If My Child Has Been Arrested?

    || 26-Nov-2014

    Kids under the age of 18 are not pardoned from arrest by law enforcement if they are accused of breaking the law. For parents, one of the hardest calls they may receive is one letting them know that their child is behind bars. Everyone makes mistakes, especially children, and these mistakes do not make them a bad person. Knowing this can help make it easier for your child to get the help they need ...
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  • Are You Truly Ready for Divorce?

    || 25-Nov-2014

    Divorce can be a knee-jerk reaction for some couples. Instead of choosing to work through some of the more common issues and concerns, they opt to resolve matters through divorce. With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce, it can be easy to call it quits when the going gets rough instead of making the marriage work. Are you ready for a divorce? There are some questions you can ask ...
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  • What To Know About SSDI Medical Exams

    || 24-Nov-2014

    When any applicant makes a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), they must prove that what they suffer from falls under the strict definition of disability as laid forth by the Social Security Administration. Part of proving this disability may mean that the applicant is required to submit medical exams or tests to help verify information provided on the application. Knowing What ...
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  • History of Marijuana In Texas

    || 21-Nov-2014

    One of the best indicators of the hysteria surround marijuana in the early 1900's is the 1936 classic film Reefer Madness. The plot of this film involves two teenagers trying marijuana for the first time and engaging in a crime spree afterwards that ends with lives off all involved completely shattered due to their involvement with the drug. With Colorado and Washington recently legalizing ...
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  • Penalties for Resisting Arrest

    || 20-Nov-2014

    Resisting arrest is defined by Texas law as any instance where a person prevents or obstructs law enforcement from carrying out an arrest, search, or transport of an accused person by force. It makes no difference whether or not the arrest was made on a person that was actually innocent of the crime they were arrested for. If an officer claims that someone resisted an arrest, they can be brought ...
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  • Divorcing With A Special Needs Child

    || 19-Nov-2014

    Making sure that the emotional and financial needs of any child are met during a divorce should be the complete focus of any parent. When that child has special needs, the divorce will need to take care to minimize the disruption in that child's life and make sure that every legal decree is considering the best possible good for the child. Giving Your Special Needs Child Extra Consideration ...
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  • What to Know About SSDI Evaluations

    || 18-Nov-2014

    Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a lengthy and complex process. Social Security has an extremely strict definition for what counts as disability, and proving disability by submitting the proper paperwork can be time-consuming. Working with an attorney can be a great benefit to your SSDI case by ensuring that all of the proper documentation is filled out correctly and ...
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  • There are Serious Consequences for Meth Crimes

    || 14-Nov-2014

    As drugs such as methamphetamines have become more and more popular across the United States, users of these substances may recognize their ease of access. The more meth that is produced, the easier it is for individuals to access the drugs. On both a federal and a state level, there are stiff consequences to those that use, manufacture, or sell methamphetamines. Meth Manufacture, Possession, or ...
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  • Challenging Paternity in Texas

    || 13-Nov-2014

    When a child is born between a mother and a father that are not married, the child does not have a legal father. While the father may be biologically related to the child, the father has no legal rights until they establish their paternity with the state. This can be done at the hospital when the child is born or at a later time. What happens when a father that has claimed paternity for a child ...
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  • All About Texas Public Intoxication Laws

    || 12-Nov-2014

    In Texas, a person is free to consume alcohol and interact with others in a public space only if this person does not endanger themselves or others. So while having a few drinks and talking a walk is alright, passing out across a sidewalk may be cause for law enforcement to step in. A person is intoxicated when their blood alcohol level surpasses.08%, the same amount that would determine whether ...
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  • Best Places to Retire on Social Security

    || 11-Nov-2014

    For many Americans, their Social Security checks are their biggest source of income when they retire. Nearly all retirees in the country will choose to access these benefits, which will make up almost 90% of their total retirement income. For the average American, this equals around $1,300 each month to cover their basic living expenses, such as housing, food, transportation, health care, and so ...
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  • $10,000 Reward for Information About Missing Plano Woman

    || 6-Nov-2014

    In a recent blog post, our firm detailed the case of the missing Plano woman that has not been seen since September 2. Nearly 40 days since the woman has gone missing, Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for information leading to an arrest for her disappearance. The reward has been doubled due to the efforts of anonymous donors. Case of the Missing Plano Woman The woman was last seen at the ...
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  • MDMA Death at Austin City Limits

    || 6-Nov-2014

    Austin is known for its vibrant music scene, and thousands swarm into the city for the renowned Austin City Limits music festival. But for one of the music-lovers at the event, getting caught up in the moment highlighted the importance of being aware of drugs involving MDMA, known as Molly. Side Effects from Molly Led to Woman's Death The young woman attended the music festival with friends ...
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  • How Children Benefit From Social Security

    || 5-Nov-2014

    Social Security is commonly considered only as a retirement benefit to those over the age of 62, but Social Security provides assistance to many others throughout the United States, including those that are disabled or whose spouses are deceased. Aside from older adults, one of the largest groups receiving benefits is children. Children May Be Eligible for Social Security Benefits While retirees ...
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  • Iggy Azalea Case Sheds Light on Common Law Marriage in Texas

    || 4-Nov-2014

    Rapper Iggy Azalea has been served with divorce papers from a man claiming to be her common law husband in Texas, but Azalea has no recollection of agreeing to that living situation. If it is determined that she was a part of a common law marriage, she may be required to give half of her assets to the former flame. Details of Azalea's Texas Relationship The rapper moved from Australia to the ...
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