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DWI Lawyer Kevin Bennett Discusses The Punishment For The First Offense DWI In Austin

Austin DWI Attorney Clarifies, What Is The Punishment For The First DWI In Texas? “My first advice to any person or any client is to NOT drive a vehicle after drinking,” states Kevin Bennett, considered the best DWI attorney in Austin, Texas. “If you are not driving then you won’t be arrested on a drunk…
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Law Enforcement See Rise in Assault & Domestic Violence Cases Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Law Enforcement See Rise in Assault & Domestic Violence Cases Due to COVID-19 Restrictions Currently, America and the rest of the world is undergoing a public health crisis like no other. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and unfortunately the death toll isn’t far behind. The pandemic caused many states including parts of Texas to…
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Texas Governor Declares Public Health Disaster for the First Time in More Than 100 Years

Texas Governor Declares Public Health Disaster for the First Time in More Than 100 Years For the first time since 1901, the governor of Texas has issued a public health disaster for the entire state. Gov. Greg Abbott made the declaration on Thursday. It goes in effect today, March 20, and will end at midnight…
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Travis County New Public Defender Office Hires Virginia Law Professor as Lead

Travis County New Public Defender Office Hires Virginia Law Professor as Lead For years, Travis County has been one of the largest counties in the country without a public defender’s office. Instead offenders who couldn’t afford legal representation had to resort to the Capital Area Private Defender Service (CAPDS), which is a non-profit joint venture…
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New DWI Law Gives First-Time Offenders a Chance to Seal Their Records

New DWI Law Gives First-Time Offenders a Chance to Seal Their Records Texas, unfortunately, has garnered an infamous reputation for harsh driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws. However, a newly passed bill known as HB 3582 might ease some of the issues DWI offenders face post-conviction. The state of Texas now allows first-time DWI offenders to…
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What Drivers Must Do After a Crash to Avoid Hit and Run Charges

What Drivers Must Do After a Crash to Avoid Hit and Run Charges You’re driving along and suddenly you feel an impact. It’s clear you’ve just been involved in a motor vehicle crash and the results are devastating. You might not have insurance, so you fear the serious civil actions you might face. Maybe you…
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New Law in Texas Makes it Illegal to Send Unsolicited Nudes

New Law in Texas Makes it Illegal to Send Unsolicited Nudes This September in 2019, hundreds of new Texas laws went into effect. One of these is the new controversial “nudes” law which stemmed from House Bill 2789 presented by House Representative Morgan Meyer. Essentially, the new law establishes that sending unsolicited photos of yourself…
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Texas Bill for Higher Concentration Cannabis

Texas May Expand Medical Marijuana There are currently several bills in the Texas House of Representatives that are seeking to expand Texas’ Compassionate Use Act (CUA) which allows for people with intractable epilepsy to be prescribed medical marijuana. There are also two Texas Senate bills seeking to expand the CUA but they differ in their…
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Expunging a Felony in Texas

Expunging Felony Charges in Texas It is not uncommon for employers to ask applicants whether they have any felony convictions on employment applications. Criminal background checks are incredibly common among employers across the nation, and an individual or company is justified in not hiring people who have previously committed crimes that could impact their business…
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Should I Get a Public Defender or a Court-Appointed Attorney?

Should I Get a Public Defender or a Court-Appointed Attorney? The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution establishes that: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall…
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