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Marijuana Possession - In Dallas, Texas, it is well-known that that there are strict laws when it comes to illegal substance and possession of drugs and narcotics. If an individual is convicted of possession, no matter how much or any kind, that person could be facing jail time, 6 month loss of driver s license, probation, and some serious fines. Texas state laws have a wide variety of penalties for having Marijuana in your possession, and these can range between minor misdemeanor and severe felony charges as well. It all depends on specific and certain types of factors, and circumstances, the charges could be just drug possession, or it could be drug possession with the intent of to distribute. The determining factors that are involved when placing the criminal charges include quantity, possession of drug with paraphernalia, how the drug was concealed or stored, past convictions and prior offenses, and drugs found with a large amount of money. The penalties can be incredibly serious. If you end up finding

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Domestic Violence and Abuse - Domestic violence and abuse within families is one of the most prevalent but unspoken crimes in the entire world. Each and every ten seconds someone is assaulted and/or beaten[1]. In fact, approximately one in three women worldwide will have been the victim of some form of abuse or have been coerced into having sex against their will in their lifetime. The saddest aspect about this statistic is that most of the time the abuser is a member of the victim s own family. Additionally, more than three people (men or women) are murdered by their significant others due to rage related crimes. Is Domestic Abuse a Legal Offense? Domestic abuse is a crime that s punishable by law. On average, the costs of partner violence cause $5.8 billion per year. The majority ($4.1 billion) are because of medical and health care services. Days off of work cause over $1.8 billion worth of work related recompense. Because of that, it s important to understand the legal consequences associated with domestic abu

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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer - Car accidents, dog bites, slips and falls, bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, and motorcycle accidents are some of the most common areas of personal injury cases handled by injury lawyers. Whenever a personal injury is sustained in such areas, in which you were a victim, you may be entitled to compensation. A personal injury lawyer is your best option for winning such compensation in the face of a tough defendant. There are countless numbers of personal injury lawyers in your area who can move you in the right direction and build a strong case in your favor. Lawyer capablilities In the event of an accident when an injury was sustained, a great lawyer is capable of accomplishing large settlements on your end. With their years of education and experience with the practice, they do have the ability to negotiate favorably on matters regarding out of court settlements. In many instances, the defendant will present a compensation number and if the plaintiff and the defendant do not com

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DUI: Driving Under the Influence - A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a serious traffic crime punishable by law, promising dire legal and financial consequences. While the intent of this article is not to provide free legal advice, it will outline the general proceedings and potential consequences of receiving a DUI ticket or being involved in a DUI accident. Legal advice will be state specific and is best sought after by consulting with a lawyer familiar with DUI cases in your state. An experienced DUI lawyer might be able to get your case dismissed completely, or get your sentence reduced if you are convicted. A lawyer can determine if your constitutional rights were violated and if the arresting Officer followed protocol. If you have ever been arrested for a DUI, you will want to know more about the rules and regulations surrounding a DUI and its consequences. After all, the consequences associated with a getting a DUI can vary quite a bit from state to state. It is important to learn more about the cost of a DU

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DWI: Driving While Intoxicated - Many people convicted of DWI (Driving while Intoxicated) thought it would never happen to them. Remarks like, I only had a few with dinner, or I was only going a few blocks, are excuses that carry no weight in court after an arrest. There is no way to predict when you will have to prove you are sober when behind the wheel. Even if an accident is not your fault, if the officer suspects you have been drinking, you will most likely be asked to take a Breathalyzer test. Asking you to take a sobriety test in this case is really not a choice, and you have the right to refuse; however, if you do refuse to blow , your license will be suspended, (often for 60 to 90 days depending on your state) and it will not look good for you at trial. You will be arrested for DWI regardless. Some states take your picture license and hand you a temporary permit good for 15 days before your Administrative License Revocation or ALR begins so you can get your affairs in order, like someone dying would have to d

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Defining Misdemeanors - There are several levels of criminal offenses in the United States, and one of the major categories is the misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is a non-idictable offense that s considered to be a minor crime. Individuals charged with a misdemeanor crime often receive probation or a jail sentence of less than one year. It s also common to be fined in addition to or lieu of jail time or probation, depending upon the misdemeanor that was committed. While those who commit felonies are labeled felons, the term for someone who commits a misdemeanor crime is misdemeanant . Misdemeanors can be violent crimes, such as simple assault, spousal abuse, stalking, battery, or issuing threats. Offenses committed with motor vehicles that are misdemeanors include reckless driving, failure to stop and render aid, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license, and driving without a valid license. Other misdemeanors are often referred to as victimless crimes, an offense where no one is injured and al

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Defining Felony Crimes - Felonies are crimes that are generally considered to be more serious than misdemeanors. Felony crimes are indictable and punishable by a prison term of more than one year. This type of crime is also the only one whereby an individual can be punished by a life sentence or death, which is also known as capital punishment. Those who have been convicted of felony crimes are called felons. Felony offenses are grouped into classes at the state and federal level. The classification systems vary a bit by state, but in general, Class A felonies are the most serious crimes while Class D and E felonies are the least severe and coincide with the shortest prison terms. Examples of a felony Drug possession crimes are one of the most common types of felony, as is drug distribution. Property crimes, such as arson, larceny, motor vehicle theft, armed and unarmed burglary, robbery, and vandalism are also very common felonies that are committed in the United States. While many motor vehicle crimes can

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Is It a Crime To Jaywalk? - More questions about crimes: Is it illegal to jaywalk? Are train horns illegal? Is it illegal to harvest rainwater?

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Criminal Law Questions About Children - Criminal Law questions: Is it against the law to spank your child? What are the most ridiculous laws, still in effect today? What about owning a gun?

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The Four Most Bizarre Crimes - What are some ridiculous crimes that you will be prosecuted for in America?  Find out in the latest post from the Law office of Stephen Handy.
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