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    • Connect With The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC

      The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC is a full-service law firm with offices in both Plano and Fort Worth, Texas. Offering a wide array of legal services, ...

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    • Getting a Rental Car After an Accident in Texas

      Texas is a big place and it’s pretty difficult to live our daily lives without access to a vehicle. Without a car, most Texans can’t get to work, ...

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    • Should I See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

      Car accidents are “exciting” events but not in the way your first trip abroad is exciting, not in the way a roller coaster is exciting, and not in the ...

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    • Motorcycle Safety Tips

      We’re the first to admit that motorcycles can be pretty exciting. Not only are they fun to ride, but they are cheap on gas and get you through 5:00 ...

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    • Immigration Through Adoption

      When an individual or couple wishes to adopt a child from another country, the process is called “immigration through adoption,” or an “intercountry ...

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    • When a Stepparent Can Adopt Their Stepchild

      The modern American family has shifted to blended families, or marriages between people that have children from previous marriages. This means there ...

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    • Texas Senate Backs Bill Concerning Psychotropic Drugs and Foster Kids

      Lawmakers in both the Senate and the House support a bill that would require the guardians of all foster children to take caution before allowing them ...

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    • Age of Consent in Texas

      The “age of consent” refers to the legal age to have sexual intercourse. If you are interested in a younger person, or if you are dating someone who ...

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    • Self-Defense in a Texas Sexual Assault Case

      Sexual assault is covered under Section 22.011 of the Texas Penal Code. Within this statute, there are a number of ways that someone can sexually ...

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    • Violent Crimes in Texas Explained

      Generally speaking, crimes are separated into different categories – property crimes, fraudulent crimes, drug crimes , and crimes against the person. ...

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    • What if I'm Falsely Accused of Family Violence?

      According to the 2008 Crime in Texas Report , the Texas Family Code defines family violence as, “an act by a member of a family or household against ...

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    • Gang Crimes in Plano, Texas

      According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), “Because of their propensity for violence and close associations with ruthless Mexican ...

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    • Crimes That Prevent U.S. Citizenship

      With its proximity to the Mexican Border, Texas has a large immigrant population. The vast majority of immigrants that come to live and work in Texas, ...

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    • Cab Driver Stabbed in Dallas

      Early Saturday morning (Feb. 27), a cab driver picked up a man outside of a nightclub in the 4100 block of East R. L. Thornton Freeway, but not long ...

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    • Violent Crimes in Texas Explained

      Generally speaking, crimes are separated into different categories – property crimes, fraudulent crimes, drug crimes , and crimes against the person. ...

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    • Gang Crimes in Plano, Texas

      According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), “Because of their propensity for violence and close associations with ruthless Mexican ...

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    • Crimes That Prevent U.S. Citizenship

      With its proximity to the Mexican Border, Texas has a large immigrant population. The vast majority of immigrants that come to live and work in Texas, ...

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    • Can I Sue the Drunk Driver Who Hit Me?

      According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), “About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving ...

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    • How Alcohol Affects Driving

      Most licensed drivers in Texas know it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%, but what many people don’t know is that ...

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    • Penalties for Selling Alcohol to Minors in Texas

      Do you work in a bar, restaurant or night club? Or, do you work at a grocery store, convenience store, gas station, or other establishment that is ...

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    • Calculating Alimony in a Texas Divorce

      Following a divorce, one spouse may be required by the court to pay alimony to the other spouse. This is oftentimes done when one spouse will be ...

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    • Permanent Alimony in Texas

      Are you seeking permanent alimony in Texas? There are a variety of different requirements that spouses must meet in order to qualify for permanent ...

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    • Spousal Support and Going Back to School

      After divorce, many individuals choose to go out and finish the degrees that they abandoned for marriage. This is especially true for women who may ...

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    • ALR Process for DWI in Texas

      If you are facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in Texas, you’ll be interested in learning about the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) ...

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    • ALR Process for DWI

      Were you recently arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI)? Or, did you refuse or fail to complete a blood or breath test during a DWI stop? If ...

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    • SSDI for Amputations

      An “amputation” refers to the removal of an injured or diseased body part, however, it can also be related to an accident and result from a traumatic ...

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    • Debate About Puppy Mill Surfaces in Texas

      Puppy mills are breeding houses where owners are constantly raising and selling puppies for profit. Oftentimes these breeding houses sell their dogs ...

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    • About Texas Appeals

      In Texas, when someone is convicted of a crime, he or she generally has the right to appeal under Art. 44.02 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. ...

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    • Can a Conviction Be Appealed?

      If you’re like most people, you’ve heard about cases being appealed, but do you know what that means exactly? Can any criminal case be appealed? ...

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    • Appealing a Decision That You're Not Disabled

      If you have a disability that has made it impossible to engage in any meaningful work activities, then it is very important that you secure Social ...

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    • What is the Arraignment?

      An arraignment is a court proceeding where a defendant is called before a judge and officially informed of their charges. The arraignment does not ...

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    • Arraignments in Plano, Texas

      What is an arraignment, and what does it involve? An arraignment is a criminal proceeding, where the suspect, who is now a defendant, is officially ...

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    • Proper Etiquette for Criminal Court

      If you are facing criminal charges, you are going to have to appear in criminal court. Whenever you have a court hearing, it’s very important that you ...

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    • Will I Have to Give a Sample of My DNA in Texas?

      In the last decade, forensic science has seen sweeping advances in technology. One of the most incredible law enforcement tools to evolve in the last ...

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    • Complaints Against Texas Law Enforcement

      While the majority of law enforcement officers are doing their best, trying to protect the community and keep our streets safe, we can’t ignore the ...

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    • What Shows Up on Background Checks

      If you are facing criminal charges, you have acquired a “criminal record,” which will turn up on a background check. Even if your case is dismissed or ...

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    • Warrantless Arrests in Texas

      You’ve probably heard about arrest warrants; often, a judge or magistrate issues an arrest warrant when someone fails to appear in court as required, ...

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    • How Arrests Are Made in Texas

      Just about everyone is familiar with arrests, but not everyone understands how the arrest process works. Generally, police officers must obtain arrest ...

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    • What is a Bench Warrant?

      You’ve probably heard about bench warrants and arrest warrants. More than likely, you’ve heard detectives on TV say, “There’s a warrant out for his ...

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    • Can Court Fines Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

      Are you facing criminal charges in Texas? If you are convicted of a crime, you will be subjected to a fine, which depending on the facts of the case, ...

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    • Complaints Against Texas Law Enforcement

      While the majority of law enforcement officers are doing their best, trying to protect the community and keep our streets safe, we can’t ignore the ...

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    • What Shows Up on Background Checks

      If you are facing criminal charges, you have acquired a “criminal record,” which will turn up on a background check. Even if your case is dismissed or ...

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    • Property Crimes in Texas

      Crimes come in different varieties; some crimes are against the “person,” which means they are against an individual. An example of a crime against ...

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    • Gang Crimes in Plano, Texas

      According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), “Because of their propensity for violence and close associations with ruthless Mexican ...

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    • Arson Charges in Plano, Texas

      Do you remember Smokey Bear ? He is an American mascot created in 1944 to educate the American public about the dangers of starting wildfires. Smokey ...

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    • Workplace Violence in Texas

      What is workplace violence? Is it when a boss gets physical with one of his juniors? Is when a fight breaks out between coworkers? Or, is it when an ...

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    • Is Child Abuse Illegal in Texas?

      Parenting is no easy task and it’s not something that we learn about in high school or college. More often than not, it’s something we learn from our ...

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    • Punishment for Domestic Violence in Texas

      Surely, you’re familiar with the term “domestic violence.” Here in Texas, our state and courts refer to domestic violence as “family violence” but ...

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    • Is Your Asthma Severe Enough That You Qualify For Disability Benefits?

      Do you currently suffer from asthma that is debilitating in nature? If so, you may qualify for Social Security Disability . There is a five-step ...

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    • Respiratory System Disability: Episodic Respiratory Disease

      Can one be found disabled , under the SSA definition, if they suffer from respiratory disease, episodically? Generally, a respiratory impairment that ...

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    • What is an Auto Insurance 'Exclusion'?

      All states have auto insurance requirements; for example, all drivers have to have valid insurance that meets the state’s requirements in order to ...

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    • Texas Auto Insurance Requirements

      In the United States, we have “ fault states ” and “no fault states” in reference to auto accidents and insurance. Texas is a “fault state,” which ...

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    • Gang Crimes in Plano, Texas

      According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), “Because of their propensity for violence and close associations with ruthless Mexican ...

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    • Auto Theft Charges in Plano, Texas

      It doesn’t matter what type of car it is, all vehicles can be stolen from their rightful owners. According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles ...

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    • Man Steals Car from Plano Toyota Dealership

      On Monday, Aug. 10, security footage at Toyota of Plano on Preston Road captured a fair haired man in a blue shirt and jeans stealing a customer’s ...

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    • Renting? Prepare for a Background Check

      So, you’re in the market for a new place to live. You have your security deposit and now you’re looking to rent the perfect house or apartment. You’re ...

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    • What Shows Up on Background Checks

      If you are facing criminal charges, you have acquired a “criminal record,” which will turn up on a background check. Even if your case is dismissed or ...

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    • What is Check Fraud in Texas?

      Are you being accused of check fraud ? If so, you may not be sure of what check fraud is exactly and you may not even know which law it’s criminalized ...

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    • Are Rubber Checks Illegal?

      Merriam-Webster defines a “rubber check” as a “check returned by a bank because of insufficient funds in the payer’s account.” You’ve probably heard ...

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    • What is Bond Forfeiture?

      Article 17.02 of the Code of Criminal Procedure defines bail bond as, “a written undertaking entered into by the defendant and the defendant’s ...

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    • Release on Your Own Recognizance (OR) in Texas

      What does release on your own recognizance (OR) mean exactly? It’s basically bail, but it doesn’t cost you anything; you can consider it free bail. ...

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    • Wells Fargo Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

      On June 04, 2015, a man suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo branch on Jacksboro Highway and a bank in the 6000 block of Coit Road was arrested at a ...

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    • Note in Pocket Leads to Arrest of "Black Hoodie Bandit"

      According to federal authorities, a note stashed inside a woman’s jacket pocket led to the arrest of a woman who is believed to be the infamous “Black ...

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    • What is Bankruptcy Fraud?

      When private individuals are experiencing crushing debt, they have the opportunity to file Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, which allow them to ...

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    • Bicycle Safety Tips for Riders & Motorists

      Bicycles are great for many reasons. They are healthy because they involve exercise. They’re good for the environment, and they reduce traffic ...

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    • SSDI Benefits for the Blind

      When it comes to our physical capabilities, such as the ability to see, hear, walk, and use our hands, most people would agree that sight is perhaps ...

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    • Special Senses and Speech Disability: How Does The SSA Evaluate Visual Disorders?

      The SSA defines a visual order as an "abnormality of the eye, the optic nerve, the optic tracts, or the brain that my cause a loss of visual acuity or ...

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    • Plano Man Sentenced to 40 Years for DWI

      On February 21, 2010 a man was pulled over for running a red light, upon approaching the vehicle, the officer noticed that the traffic violator had ...

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    • Dallas Police Officer Fired After Arrested For DWI

      A Dallas Police Officer was fired after she was arrested for DWI . A police officer pulled the former Dallas Police Officer over after she was ...

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    • It Happened Again: Man Arrested For DWI Twice In One Night

      Wow, it happened . . . again. It seems that the theme for the last few entries is when it rains, it pours. When there is a DWI , there is a second in ...

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    • Breath Test Refusals in Plano, Texas

      In many states, if a driver is suspected of driving while intoxicated (DWI), or otherwise “under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” there are ...

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    • Plano Man Sentenced to 40 Years for DWI

      On February 21, 2010 a man was pulled over for running a red light, upon approaching the vehicle, the officer noticed that the traffic violator had ...

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    • If I Do Consent To Submission Of A Test, Must It Be A Voluntary Consent?

      As we have previously stated, the law implies a consent to the taking of a breath or blood test if you have been arrested for driving while ...

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    • 3 Surprising Alcohol Offenses in Texas

      Alcohol has played a significant role in society for a very long time, but since man invented machinery and the automobile, legislatures have had to ...

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    • Penalties for Boating While Intoxicated

      Did you know that Texas has roughly 300 navigable lakes? Combined, those lakes have more than 4,900 miles of water to enjoy water-related activities, ...

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    • If I Refuse A Breath Test, Will I Lose My License?

      Unfortunately, yes. Everyone has the right to refuse to provide a breath or blood test when requested to do so by the police. However, in every state ...

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    • Breath Test Refusals in Plano, Texas

      In many states, if a driver is suspected of driving while intoxicated (DWI), or otherwise “under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” there are ...

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    • Commerce Secretary Passes Breathalyzer Test

      The U.S Commerce Secretary John Bryson was suspected of a DUI on June 10 th , after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles County. ...

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    • Police Arrest Man after Noticing Signs of Intoxication

      Police arrested a man in Midland, Texas last week for felony DWI and assault. The suspect was not only found to be drunk behind the wheel, but to also ...

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    • Breath Test Refusals in Plano, Texas

      In many states, if a driver is suspected of driving while intoxicated (DWI), or otherwise “under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” there are ...

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    • New Portable Technology to Help Probation Officers

      New technology is being tested by probation officers in the state of Texas this month. A portable breathalyzer machine will help these officers ...

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    • If I Refuse A Breath Test, Will I Lose My License?

      Unfortunately, yes. Everyone has the right to refuse to provide a breath or blood test when requested to do so by the police. However, in every state ...

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    • Ex-Parole Officer Gets 6 Months for Accepting Bribes

      An ex-parole officer who worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was recently sentenced to six months in federal prison for taking bribes ...

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    • 3 Surprising Alcohol Offenses in Texas

      Alcohol has played a significant role in society for a very long time, but since man invented machinery and the automobile, legislatures have had to ...

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    • Texas Law on Boating While Intoxicated

      Many people have been warned about the dangers of operating a car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However it is not just car and truck ...

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    • Beer, Tequila & Drugs Involved in Fatal Boat Accident

      Grand Lake – On May 14th, 2013 a combination of beer, tequila and anti-depressants all played a role in a fatal boat accident that occurred on Grand ...

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    • Penalties for Burglarizing a Vehicle in Texas

      We’re all familiar with people burglarizing vehicles. Perhaps it’s even happened to you within your lifetime. If not, it’s probably happened to a ...

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    • Robbery Charges in Plano, Texas

      You’re probably familiar with the terms “ robbery ” and “ burglary ” but if you’re like a lot of people, you may not understand the difference. When ...

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    • Penalties for Burglarizing a Vehicle in Texas

      We’re all familiar with people burglarizing vehicles. Perhaps it’s even happened to you within your lifetime. If not, it’s probably happened to a ...

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    • What Are the Penalties for Burglary in Texas?

      If you, or someone you love has been accused of burglary in Texas, you could be facing serious criminal charges. Under Section 30.02 of the Texas ...

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    • What Are the Penalties for Burglary in Texas?

      If you, or someone you love has been accused of burglary in Texas, you could be facing serious criminal charges. Under Section 30.02 of the Texas ...

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    • Intruder Shot and Killed in College Station

      COLLEGE STATION, TX – According to College Station police, the case of the burglary suspect who was shot by a man living in an apartment appears to be ...

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    • Cancer and Social Security Disability

      The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays benefits to individuals who: 1) have a “qualifying” disability, and 2) who have earned enough work ...

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    • Marijuana Possession Charges in Plano, Texas

      If you’ve paid attention to the news in the last decade, you’ve heard about the debate over marijuana legalization. The marijuana advocates must have ...

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    • Talking about SSI During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

      September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. With an annual childhood cancer diagnosis of 13,000 children under the age of 21, ...

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    • Marijuana Possession Charges in Plano, Texas

      If you’ve paid attention to the news in the last decade, you’ve heard about the debate over marijuana legalization. The marijuana advocates must have ...

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    • Marijuana Decriminalization in Texas

      In December of 2014, Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso) introduced HB 507, which aimed at decriminalizing marijuana in Texas. Under Moody’s proposal, Texans ...

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    • Pot Brownie Teen Has Charges Reduced

      In an earlier Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC blog posting , a Texas teenager was facing life in prison over the manufacture of marijuana-spiked brownies. ...

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    • Capital Murder Charges in Texas

      In Texas, criminal homicide is covered under Title 5, Chapter 19 of the Texas Penal Code. Under Section 19.01(a) of the Penal Code, it explains that ...

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    • Death Row in Texas

      Not all jurisdictions have death penalty statutes (laws); however, the State of Texas does have the death penalty and therefore it has Death Row. ...

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    • 4 Types of Criminal Homicide in Texas

      Merriam-Webster defines homicide as, “a killing of one human being by another.” In Texas, criminal homicide is covered under Title 5, Chapter 19 of ...

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    • Capital Murder Charges in Texas

      In Texas, criminal homicide is covered under Title 5, Chapter 19 of the Texas Penal Code. Under Section 19.01(a) of the Penal Code, it explains that ...

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    • Death Row in Texas

      Not all jurisdictions have death penalty statutes (laws); however, the State of Texas does have the death penalty and therefore it has Death Row. ...

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    • 4 Types of Criminal Homicide in Texas

      Merriam-Webster defines homicide as, “a killing of one human being by another.” In Texas, criminal homicide is covered under Title 5, Chapter 19 of ...

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    • What Not to Do After a Car Accident

      Odds are, most of us will be in at least one car accident, if not multiple accidents in our lifetime. That said, there is a right and a wrong way to ...

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    • Who Is At Fault In a Rear-End Accident?

      There are many different types of car accidents; there are T-bone crashes (side-impact collisions), head-on collisions, rollovers, and rear-end ...

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    • 2 Injured When Car Veers Into Motorcycle in North Texas

      GRANBURY – Authorities are investigating an unusual crash where it appears as if a driver intentionally swerved into a motorcycle, sending the ...

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    • No-Doubt Liability Car Accidents

      There are a variety of causes behind car accidents – driver fatigue , drunk or drugged driving, distracted driving , texting while driving, defective ...

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    • 6 Types of Personal Injury Claims

      Some people associate the term “personal injury claim” with car accidents, but in reality there are many types of personal injury claims, all of which ...

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    • Getting a Rental Car After an Accident in Texas

      Texas is a big place and it’s pretty difficult to live our daily lives without access to a vehicle. Without a car, most Texans can’t get to work, ...

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    • Can you File for SSDI After a Heart Transplant?

      Heart transplants are widely considered one of the most serious surgeries performed in hospitals throughout America. If you undergo a heart surgery, ...

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    • Cardiovascular Disease: Heart Arrhythmias And Disability

      If you are attempting to obtain Social Security Disability Benefits based on a cardiovascular condition, you might be interested to know how the SSA ...

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    • Cardiovascular Impairments: The SSAs Evaluation Of Ischemic Heart Disease

      Continuing our blog thread concerning the various cardiovascular impairments, we will now address the issue of Ischemic Heart Disease in relationship ...

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    • Iggy Azalea Case Sheds Light on Common Law Marriage in Texas

      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 ...

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    • The Visual Detection Of DWI Motorists

      The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ("NHTSA") recently released a pamphlet called "The Visual Detection of DWI Motorists." ...

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    • What is Check Fraud in Texas?

      Are you being accused of check fraud ? If so, you may not be sure of what check fraud is exactly and you may not even know which law it’s criminalized ...

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    • Is Child Abuse Illegal in Texas?

      Parenting is no easy task and it’s not something that we learn about in high school or college. More often than not, it’s something we learn from our ...

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    • Link Between Drugs & Crime

      There are a number of ways that drugs are linked to crime in Texas and throughout the United States. In the U.S., it’s illegal to possess, use, ...

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    • How Family Abuse Affects Child Custody in Texas

      Family violence is as prevalent in Plano as it is anywhere else in Texas, and the nation. While emotional and physical abuse occurs behind closed ...

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    • Child Kidnapped By Mother Twelve Years Ago Returns

      The case of the Texas child kidnapped by her mother has brought up the issue of custodial interference. The child was recently found living in Mexico ...

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    • Visitation for Young Children after Divorce

      Divorce can be tough, especially when there are young children in the picture. Children present a unique set of challenges in a divorce. Even before ...

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    • DWI with a Child in the Vehicle in Texas

      Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one crime that is committed by everyday citizens – moms, dads, teachers, doctors, and even sometimes cops! The ...

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    • DWI: What if My Kid Was in the Car?

      As a licensed driver in Texas, you’re well-aware of the fact that it’s against the law to drive a motor vehicle (or boat, or motorcycle) with a blood ...

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    • DWI with a Child Passenger

      Most licensed drivers in Texas are well-aware of the fact that it’s against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. After all, ...

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    • Alcohol and Your Teenager

      Underage drinking is a serious issue in Plano, Dallas and throughout the state of Texas, but it’s also a major problem in all states. Over time, law ...

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    • Texas Crime: Leaving a Child Alone in a Vehicle

      When you were a child, your parents probably left you alone in a vehicle on more than one occasion. Perhaps it’s something they even did regularly, ...

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    • New Records Show 2,500+ Sports Concussions at DFW Schools

      An NBC 5 investigation took a close look at just how many student athletes have suffered concussions in North Texas, and the numbers were staggering. ...

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    • Former Hunt Elementary Teacher Faces New Charges

      In July 2014, former Hunt Elementary teacher T. Allen Reich, 41, of Plano, was sentenced to 12 years for inappropriately touching one of his young ...

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    • Parents Sue AA After Daughter Inappropriately Touched by Passenger

      A girl flew alone from New York to Chicago on July 15, 2015 and while on that flight, she reported being touched inappropriately by a man who was a ...

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    • Study: Texas Top State for Teacher-Student Inappropriate Relationships

      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 ...

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    • Downloading Child Pornography in Texas

      On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas issued a press release entitled, “Corpus Man Convicted of ...

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    • Carrollton Man, 30, Sentenced to 7 Years in Child Porn Case

      A recent case demonstrates how dangerous it is for adults to have sexual relationships with minors, even if they are completely “consensual.” Last ...

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    • Study: Texas Top State for Teacher-Student Inappropriate Relationships

      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 ...

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    • Visitation for Young Children after Divorce

      Divorce can be tough, especially when there are young children in the picture. Children present a unique set of challenges in a divorce. Even before ...

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    • Texan Jailed for Withholding Child Support

      A man with the initials C.H. made national headlines last month when he was sentenced to the harshest punishment for a failure to pay child support. ...

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    • Do You Need Support Enforcement?

      After you and your spouse get a divorce, this doesn't mean that all problems will simply stop. In fact, in some situations, issues surrounding the ...

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    • Can Non-U.S. Citizens Join the Military?

      Are you considering joining the U.S. military? If so, you’ve probably heard about the numerous benefits of joining the Armed Forces, such as defending ...

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    • U.S. Citizen Petition for a Spouse

      Many would agree that love knows no borders. People from different countries fall in love all the time. When an international romance takes hold of a ...

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    • Applying for Naturalization

      Are you an immigrant who dreams of becoming a United States citizen? If so, you’ll need to learn about the naturalization process. “But what is ...

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    • Restoration of Civil Rights in Texas

      American citizens have certain enforceable rights, which are known as “civil rights.” In the United States, civil rights include the right to vote, ...

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    • Is Stealing Cable a Crime?

      If a person is technically savvy and they live in a house, it may not take them long to realize that it’s not too difficult to “tap into” the local ...

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    • Randy Travis Reaches Plea Deal in Assault Case

      The famous country music singer Randy Travis was recently able to reach a plea agreement with the court about an assault case that resulted from an ...

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    • What Are The Different Levels Of Crimes And Punishment Ranges In Texas?

      Texas has eight different classifications of crimes and punishment ranges. Here are the different categories and punishment ranges. Capital Felony ...

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    • Is Stealing Cable a Crime?

      If a person is technically savvy and they live in a house, it may not take them long to realize that it’s not too difficult to “tap into” the local ...

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    • Randy Travis Reaches Plea Deal in Assault Case

      The famous country music singer Randy Travis was recently able to reach a plea agreement with the court about an assault case that resulted from an ...

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    • The New Drugs Included in the Texas Controlled Substances Act

      If you are a Texan, then you should carefully review the new laws that go into effect every year. These new laws could change your sentence if you are ...

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    • Is Stealing Cable a Crime?

      If a person is technically savvy and they live in a house, it may not take them long to realize that it’s not too difficult to “tap into” the local ...

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    • Dallas PD's Quality of Life Initiative

      DALLAS – In recent weeks the people of Dallas have seen an increase in aggressive panhandling in the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods, ...

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    • Underage Drinking in the State of Texas

      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 ...

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    • Cocaine Trafficking Violates Texas Controlled Substances Act

      As in all other states in the country, cocaine use, possession, sale, and trafficking is illegal in Texas. Cocaine trafficking is defined as knowingly ...

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    • Cocaine Used as Election Bribe

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    • Man Arrested in East Texas for Drug & Money Trafficking

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    • Former Police Officer And Wife Indicted On Prescription Fraud

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    • Diversion in Texas

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    • DWI/Drug Court in Collin County

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    • Collin County's DWI/Drug Court

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    • What Does Disability Mean Under The Social Security Act?

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    • Truth About Community Service in Texas

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    • Community Supervision (Probation) Violations in Texas

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    • Truth About Community Service in Texas

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    • Community Service In Collin County, Texas

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    • New Compassionate Allowance Conditions Added by the SSA

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    • What Happens When You Accidentally Bring a Gun Into the Airport?

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    • Removing Conditions on a Green Card

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    • Construction: One of the Most Dangerous Industries

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    • Texas "Fault & No-Fault" Divorce

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    • Successful Co-Parenting in Divorced Families

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    • Visitation for Young Children after Divorce

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    • Crash Suspensions in Texas

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    • Credit or Debit Card Abuse Charges in Plano

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    • Penalties for Credit Card Abuse in Texas

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    • Credit or Debit Card Abuse Charges in Plano

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    • South Texas Man Pleads Guilty in Drug Case

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    • Family Violence 911 Calls in Plano, Texas

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    • Family Violence Protective Orders in Texas

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    • Former Hunt Elementary Teacher Faces New Charges

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    • Criminal Attempt in Texas

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    • Workplace Violence in Texas

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    • What Counts as Police Misconduct?

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    • When Can I Ask for a New Trial?

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    • Penalties for Vandalism in Texas

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    • Property Crimes in Texas

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    • When Can I Ask for a New Trial?

      Let’s say you are facing criminal charges and instead of pleading guilty or taking a plea bargain, you decide to take your chances at trial. But what ...

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    • What Is a Motion to Suppress?

      One of the tools of the criminal attorneys is the motion to suppress evidence, which is requested by the defense, asking the judge to exclude specific ...

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    • Police Lineups in Texas

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    • Criminal Responsibility in Texas

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    • Penalties for Criminal Trespass in Texas

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    • Green Cards for Cuban Immigrants

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    • Cybercrimes in Plano, Texas

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    • FBI and Cyber Crime

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    • What is Internet Crime?

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    • Respiratory System Disability: Episodic Respiratory Disease

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    • USCIS Issues Notice to DACA Recipients Regarding Work Authorizations

      Due to a federal court order in Texas, which blocked the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, approximately 2,100 applicants ...

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    • Conservative Judges to Weigh Immigration Issues

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    • Arizona Judge: Dreamers Get In-State Tuition

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    • About the Dallas County Jail

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  • DEA
    • Carnival Worker Charged With Drug Possession

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    • New Drug on the Market in Texas

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    • 16 Arrested in East Texas Drug Ring Case

      Federal prosecutors say that at least 16 people have been arrested in connection with an investigation in an East Texas drug trafficking ring. The ...

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    • Death Row in Texas

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    • Death Penalty in Texas

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    • Safety Tips for Portable Generators

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    • What is Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

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    • What is Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

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    • Am I Eligible for Deferred Adjudication?

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    • What is Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

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    • Am I Eligible for Deferred Adjudication?

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    • Man Arrested in East Texas for Drug & Money Trafficking

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    • UPS Workers Indicted on Drug Charges

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    • South Texas Man Pleads Guilty in Drug Case

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    • New York Seniors Lose Medicare

      Over 19,000 senior citizens in New York that relied on Medicare Advantage through MVP Healthcare will be required to look for new coverage as two of ...

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    • Social Security & Student Loan Debt

      Rising Number of Seniors with Student Loan Debt In 2006, the number of seniors losing Social Security money due to student loan debt was around ...

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    • West Virginia Woman Denied her Social Security Funds

      A Weirton woman, T.E., recently went to her local Walmart to re-stock on the everyday necessities for her grandchildren. However, when she swiped her ...

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    • Forced Marriage & Immigration in the U.S.

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    • Can I Be Deported for a DWI?

      If you’re a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder), you’re probably aware of the fact that you are expected to be on your best behavior in the ...

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    • Two Types of Immigration Fraud

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    • New DWI Warnings

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    • The Occupational Definition Of A Truck Driver? Continued

      After the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) provides the user a global statement of a particular job (as we described yesterday). The DOT ...

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    • What Is The Definition Of A Particular Occupation Under Dictionary Of Occupational Titles?

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    • Leaky Gut Syndrome and SSDI

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    • Digestive System Impairments: How Will The SSA Evaluate My Crohn's Disease or Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

      Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that generally affects the intestines (though Crohn's disease can occur from the mouth to the ...

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    • Digestive System Impairments: How Will The SSA Evaluate My Response To Treatment?

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    • SSDI & Diabetes

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    • Tips for Applying for Disability

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    • Social Security is Important to Young People Too

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    • Tips for Applying for Disability

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    • Lupus and SSDI Benefits

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    • SSDI and Hematological Disorders

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    • Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Plano

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    • Penalties for Disorderly Conduct

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    • One of the Worst Driver Distractions is Your Kids

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    • Plano PD & NTTA Support the Red Thumb Movement

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    • Does Collin County Have a Diversion Program for Marijuana?

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    • Diversion for Drug Possession in Collin County

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    • Diversion in Texas

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    • Dallas County's DIVERT Court

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    • How Family Abuse Affects Child Custody in Texas

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    • Tips to Keep the Cost of Divorce Down

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    • What Are Your Post-Divorce New Year's Resolutions?

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    • What is Immigration DNA Testing?

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    • Man Arrested for a 1989 Homicide

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    • Identity Fraud in Plano, Texas

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    • Illegal Immigrant Uses Border Patrol Agent's Identity

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    • 6 Types of Personal Injury Claims

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    • Do I Have a Dog Bite Case?

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    • Texas Dog Bite Law

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    • Is Child Abuse Illegal in Texas?

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    • Punishment for Domestic Violence in Texas

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    • Law on Domestic Violence in Texas

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    • Crash Suspensions in Texas

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    • Crash Suspensions in Texas

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    • Drug Offenses & License Suspension in TX

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    • License Suspension for Drug Offenses in Texas

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    • The Visual Detection Of DWI Motorists

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    • Preventing Drowning Accidents Among Children

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    • It's Time to Do Something About Kids Found Dead in Apartment Pools

      Last month, a mother lost her three children at an Irving apartment pool that was so murky that the emergency crews didn’t know how many kids were in ...

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    • Reasons for Texas License Suspensions

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    • Does Collin County Have a Diversion Program?

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    • Crystal Meth Charges in Texas

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    • Texas Marijuana DWI

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    • Texas' Drug Offender Education Program

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    • Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Texas

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    • Diversion for Drug Possession in Collin County

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    • Crystal Meth Charges in Texas

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    • Drug Offenses & License Suspension in TX

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    • Texas Marijuana DWI

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    • Texas License Suspensions & Withdrawals

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    • Reasons for Texas License Suspensions

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    • Texas' Drug Offender Education Program

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    • Texas License Suspensions & Withdrawals

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    • Penalties for Possessing Drug Paraphernalia in Texas

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    • Texas' Drug Offender Education Program

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    • Does Collin County Have a Diversion Program for Marijuana?

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    • Diversion for Drug Possession in Collin County

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    • Prescriptions & Controlled Drugs in Texas

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    • Workers at DFW Airport Arrested for Drug Smuggling

      For individuals who worked at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport were arrested on federal drug charges. They have been accused of bypassing airport security ...

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    • Toyota Exec Arrested for Sending Oxycodone to Self

      During a news conference on June 19, 2015, Shigeru Hayakawa, the senior managing officer for Toyota Motor Corp. showed his unwavering support for the ...

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    • Facing Charges after Workplace Drug Testing?

      Are you facing drug charges from a test that was administered in the workplace? Do you have reason to believe that you were tested illegally in your ...

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    • Heroin Charges in Texas

      What is heroin exactly and what is it made out of? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Heroin is an opioid drug made from ...

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    • Drug Offenses & License Suspension in TX

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    • Social Media & Gang Activity

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    • Texas Marijuana DWI

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    • Reasons for Texas License Suspensions

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    • Crystal Meth Charges in Texas

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    • Crystal Meth Charges in Texas

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    • Prescriptions & Controlled Drugs in Texas

      According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), when people misuse prescription drugs, it can lead to serious medical consequences. In the ...

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    • Drug Offense Penalties May See Reform

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    • Can I Sue the Drunk Driver Who Hit Me?

      According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), “About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving ...

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    • Why Alcohol & Driving Don't Mix

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  • DUI
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    • Penalties for a Third DWI in Texas

      Are you facing charges for your third driving while intoxicated offense under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code? If so, you probably have a lot of ...

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    • SR-22 After DWI

      If you’re facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code and you are convicted, you will be required to ...

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    • Step 2(a): Duration Requirement

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    • Step 2: Defining Severe Impairments

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  • DWI
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    • How Alcohol Affects Driving

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    • Summary of Texas' DWI Laws

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    • Marijuana Car Accidents in Texas

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    • How Alcohol Affects Driving

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    • Reasons for Texas License Suspensions

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    • Summary of Texas' DWI Laws

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    • Texas DWI Statute Sec. 49.04

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    • Houston Teacher is the Real "Breaking Bad"

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    • Prescription Pill Smuggling Ring Discovered in Texas

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    • When Probation is Revoked in Texas

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    • GM Recalls Over 1.4 Million Cars

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    • Link Between Drugs & Crime

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    • Texas' Gun Laws and Protective Orders

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    • PTSD & SSDI Benefits

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    • What Are the Penalties for Public Intoxication?

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    • Defining Public Lewdness

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    • Release on Your Own Recognizance (OR) in Texas

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    • Resisting Arrest Charges in Texas

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    • Robbery Charges in Plano, Texas

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    • Robbery Charges in Plano, Texas

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    • Woman Shot in Attempted Robbery

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    • Update: Social Security for Gay Couples

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    • Defending Sex Crime Allegations in Texas

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    • Penalties for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in Texas

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    • About Texas Sex Offender Registration

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    • Defending Sex Crime Allegations in Texas

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  • SSI
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    • Plano Attorney Jason A. Zendeh Del Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for Third Consecutive Year

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    • Driving on a Suspended License in Plano, Texas

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    • Texas Man Charged In Synthetic Drugs Case

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