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What do you think of these Georgia officers conducting warrantless body searches for drugs on high school students? Would this cause an uproar in Texas? http://dlvr.it/PPYd9Z

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What If You Were Pulled Over Under the Legal Limit?: Under certain circumstances, you may still be charged with a DUI or DWI even if your blood alcohol content was under the legal limit of .08%. People who are found to be under the influence of controlled substances other than alcohol, and people under the age of 21 risk facing additional criminal charges even if they were under the limit. Even though this may seem unfair, there are ways to fight your case in court if you were below the legal limit at the time of your charge. Ways to Contest an Under the Limit DWI Contest the breathalyzer reading: According to the National Motorists Association, there is a 50% error rate when comparing breathalyzer readings to blood tests. False positive readings can also be caused by health and eating reasons. Diabetes, fasting, and a diet high in protein or low in carbs have been known to create positive readings... Read More » The post What If You Were Pulled Over Under the Legal Limit? appeared first on Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2sVTlNQ #CriminalLaw #CriminalDefense #Lewisville
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Why Are Guidelines for Retirement Account Advisors Getting Stricter?: A new rule was passed by the Department of Labor that enforces stricter guidelines on financial advisors who help clients plan retirement accounts. Advisors have come under scrutiny for failing to adhere to their fiduciary duty to the owner of the retirement account. Fiduciary duty entails that advisors act that as if they are the account owner, and not sacrifice the account’s best financial interests for their own gains. A fiduciary has both ethical and legal obligations to act in the best interest of the client when managing their assets. Many fiduciary relationships exist in the business world, including corporate board members and their shareholders. This new rule will not go into effect until 2018, but there are ways to tell if a party is breaking the law and placing you in debt. How Can You Tell If There Is a Fiduciary Breach? If you are involved in a situation... Read More » The post Why Are Guidelines for Retirement Account Advisors Getting Stricter? appeared first on Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2rwe1Ir #BankruptcyLaw #Retirement
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How to Keep Divorce from Sinking Your Finances According to a recent survey conducted by Allianz Life Insurance, two thirds of divorced women stated that their divorce created a financial crisis. Splitting property and child custody can be very difficult. What one partner thinks is fair, may be considered a complete sham to the other. Differences in income and whether a partner is moving somewhere else is another important factor. Financial planning and other methods like online divorce calculators can make these important financial decisions easier. 4 Common Financial Mistakes in Divorce Short-sightedness: Many divorcing couples will only focus on completing the divorce as soon as possible, without considering long-term financial implications. Giving up something like a retirement account could leave you without important savings for the rest of your life. Striving for payback: Divorcees that aim to make life more difficult for the other partner by stalling settlements and... Read More » The post appeared first on Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2rj9IQE #FamilyLaw #DivorceTips #Lewisville
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What Crimes Can Be Expunged in Texas?: Following an arrest, the thought of having a crime permanently etched on your records can be daunting. Background checks are done when applying for jobs, housing, and insurance. However, in many cases you can get the crime expunged off your record. To remove a charge, you will need to meet all the requirements of the court, proving to them that you are dedicated to following the law. Having a crime expunged allows you to legally deny that the charge ever happened when questioned. Even charges that are dismissed may still stay on public record, but there are steps you can take to get them removed. Some charges cannot be removed, keep reading to see if your charge can be expunged in Texas. Charges That Are Eligible for Expunction in Texas Charges that were dismissed: If charges were pressed upon you, but dismissed before a verdict was reached, they could still... Read More » The post What Crimes Can Be Expunged in Texas? appeared first on Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2stQbAK #CriminalLaw #CriminalDefense #Lewisville
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What Should You Do If Being Sued by a Credit Card Company?: Combined data taken from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve found that in 2016, credit card debt for the average American household was about $5,700. Sometimes, credit card companies try to collect outstanding debts by filing a lawsuit against the debtor. The debt collector will either be the credit card company or a third-party collection agency. Taking the terms of the lawsuit at face value is not always the best choice, in some cases there could be differences in the collection terms when first getting the credit card.  It may be your gut instinct to try to ignore the lawsuit, but if you fail to show up in court, an automatic victory will be awarded to the credit collection agency. How to Fight Back Against Creditor Lawsuits Renegotiate with creditors: You may be able to contact your creditor and attempt to renegotiate a more manageable repayment strategy for... Read More » The post What Should You Do If Being Sued by a Credit Card Company? appeared first on Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2sgml2H #BankruptcyLaw #DebtSettlement
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How Can I Get My Driver’s License Back After a DWI?: Losing a driver’s license after a DWI can be extremely stressful. Mounting up taxi fees on top of the financial burden of dealing with a DWI charge can be the difference between staying ahead of your living expenses and having to sell important assets to stay afloat. There are ways to avoid having a license suspended and get an occupational license. Your license will be suspended 40 days after being arrested for refusing or failing a sobriety test. To fight against the suspension, a request for an administrative license hearing must be submitted within fifteen days after the arrest. In certain situations, a license suspension can be stopped. How Long Will the Suspension Be? If you have been arrested for a DWI before, if anyone was injured during the incident, and how far over the legal limit for DWI you were at the time of arrest will determine how long... Read More » The post How Can I Get My Driver’s License Back After a DWI? appeared first on Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2qQB1Bn #CriminalLaw #DWI #Lewisville
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Can You Change the Terms of Your Divorce?: Many factors go into deciding a divorce settlement. Custody arrangements, income levels, where ex-spouses will be living, and which divorcees are employed will all be included in the decision for the divorce terms. However, things change as time goes on. A former spouse could get a new job, lose a job, get remarried, move somewhere new, or have health changes. In these cases, it is necessary to modify the terms in a divorce, including custody arrangements and child support. What Do You Need to Do to Make a Modification to Your Divorce? File modification forms: These forms, detailing out the reason for your request, can be found online. Consulting a family law attorney could be helpful to make sure this process has no hiccups, and that you are communicating your objective to the courts properly. Gather evidence: The court will need to see that there has been a significant change... Read More » The post Can You Change the Terms of Your Divorce? appeared first on Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2rUYl4Z #FamilyLaw #Divorce #Lewisville
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Tech companies may have more rights when defending patent lawsuits after this Supreme Court ruling. What do you think of companies who own patents only to sue those that use them? http://dlvr.it/PGynY1

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How to Get Rid of Student Debt Through Student Loan Bankruptcy: Student debt has now topped $1.3 trillion. Millions of Americans have had no choice but to default on their student loans, and managing this debt is a burden on our entire country. Student loan debt is a hot button topic right now. Recently, a bill has been introduced by congressman John Delaney that would reform the bankruptcy code to allow for excessive student loan debt to be discharged in bankruptcy. This would be very helpful, as the process for eliminating student debt currently is more difficult. Recent efforts by Betsy Devos and the Trump administration seek to cut subsidized federal student loan programs, making repayment more difficult for low-income students who rely on them. What happens to the student loan bankruptcy process could be changing, here’s where it currently stands. Ways to Help Get Rid of Excessive Student Debt Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Designed for people with little income to repay... Read More » The post How to Get Rid of Student Debt Through Student Loan Bankruptcy appeared first on Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2quOSNx #BankruptcyLaw #StudentLoans
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