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Self Driving Car

The idea of self-driving cars has been around for decades. From General Motors to Tesla to Google, everyone is racing to make automation on our roads a dream come true. But, what happens when the self-driving vehicles crash? Is it a manufacturer's defect or the driver's fault for failure to stay attentive and ready to take the wheel when the ...

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Marijuana Arrest

Driving under the influence of any drug, including marijuana and even prescription medications can be grounds for receiving a DUI or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). Those who receive a DUI for marijuana use while driving can sometimes incur a one-two punch of possession charges for both the driver and any passengers who have the substance on them at the time ...

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Texas Flag at State Capitol

Senate Bill 170, which is currently languishing in the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice contemplates amending Section 481.121(b) of the Texas Health and Safety Code to exempt possession of one ounce or less of marijuana from criminal prosecution. It also contains a new section that would create a civil penalty, not to exceed $250, for those who are caught in ...

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Car Accident

Did you know that there are around 6 million car collisions in the U.S. every year? Or that more than 90 people die in car collisions every day? Or that 2016 marks the deadliest year on U.S. roads in nearly a decade? Enforcement officials in Texas reported that 13 percent (or about 2.6 million Texans) were driving without minimum insurance ...

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Chad west law angry dog

When an aggressive dog commits atrocious attacks on people, be it adults or children, the owner can be charged with several misdemeanors. If the attack causes severe injuries or death, the owners can be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony.

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Jailed chad west law

Felonies are classified into 5 categories. Capital Felony being the highest criminal conviction down to 1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, and lastly, State Jail Felonies.

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Although not explicit, at the end of the day, Texas police officers can justify a stop-and-frisk on any number of factors. These factors include the number of suspects compared to the number of officers present, the time of day the stop is made, the location of the stop, whether the suspect acts nervous or furtive, the presence of gang signs, ...

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BAC Tests

What if your blood sample was switched with someone else's and you're wrongly convicted? Is the 'evidence' still valid and how should the laboratories and law enforcement agencies (i.e. District Attorney's Office) take action? Should the examiners involved in the error be fired or should their error be overlooked as minor mishaps? Should the analysts involved continue to be expert ...

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