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How drug use affects your right to custody

You always enjoyed smoking and otherwise using marijuana, particularly when you lived in states that allowed it. Now, in Texas, you've been caught smoking while going through a divorce. You have children, and you worry that it could impact your right to see and care for them.

Estates of passengers killed in car accidents may claim damages

Fatal vehicular accidents in Texas are full of horror and unbelievable sorrow for a decedent's family members. The reverberations into a community may continue for months and even years after the victims of such car accidents are put to rest. When a fatality is to a passenger in one of the vehicles, the estate of the passenger may bring a wrongful death civil claim for damages against one or more drivers who were negligent or reckless in causing the fatality.

Drug charges brought against suspect after raid on mechanic shop

When a search by Texas authorities leads to an arrest for drugs, criminal defense counsel must investigate the facts thoroughly and evaluate whether the procedures employed were constitutionally valid. If the police overstep their authority under the constitution of Texas or its federal counterpart, a motion to suppress the evidence may be successful in getting the drug charges ultimately dismissed. Where the court orders suppression of the drug evidence, the dismissal of the charges often follows due to the lack of substantial evidence to make the charges stick.

Car crashes into home, 5 injured, insurance issues may emerge

Texas sees its fair share of accidents in which a vehicle goes off the roadway and crashes into a building. The people inside the home or business sometimes escape serious injury due to being protected by the structure. In one recent incident, however, circumstances took a twist that resulted in serious personal injuries to the occupants and may have raised insurance issues.

Police arrest 2 females on drug charges while tracking fugitive

Texas like other states uses a system of probation that allows convicted individuals to be released early or in some cases not be incarcerated at all. They are bound to report regularly to their probation officer and to follow all the rules of the probation department. When an individual violates probation, he or she may be incarcerated for the remainder of the original probationary term or sometimes longer if it is proved that the probation violation occurred. If during the apprehension, the individual is arrested on any new allegations, such as drug charges, these must be proved in court beyond a reasonable doubt.

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