Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when a person suffers harm from an accident
or injury and another person is legally responsible for that harm.
The responsible person & insurance company will pay money to the injured person for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other ongoing medical expenses. In order to ensure that you are able to obtain a full recovery from the harm you suffered, your personal injury attorney will be working with insurance companies, hospital attorneys, and various medical experts to ensure that you are fully compensated for your damages.
Driving while intoxicated is the offense of driving or operating a motor vehicle while under the
influence of alcohol or other drugs, to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor
In Texas, the level of impairment for a DWI can be satisfied by having a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, or by not having the normal use of one’s mental and/or physical faculties due to the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, or a dangerous drug, or a combination of two or more thereof, into the body.
Possession of a controlled substance is commonly referred to as the illegal possession of drugs.
In order to obtain a conviction for possession, the state must prove that an accused exercised care, custody, and or control over the controlled substance. Additionally it must be established the substance was indeed contraband or an illegal substance.
This evidence can be either direct or circumstantial, but must demonstrate proof beyond a reasonable doubt to substantiate a conviction.
A charge of assault in Texas can vary in level of seriousness but is most commonly defined as intentionally, knowingly, and or recklessly causing bodily injury to another.
The charge of assault is reduced to a lower level misdemeanor when there is only a threat of bodily injury and is enhanced to an aggravated felony when it results in serious bodily injury or is when a weapon is used.
A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.
In Texas, the offense of theft is classified by punishment levels that are graduated and correspond to the valuation of the property that is unlawfully appropriated.
Credit card abuse is a crime very similar to theft, and is also classified as a crime of moral turpitude.
This involves the intent to obtain a benefit fraudulently by presenting a credit card or debit card with knowledge that the user does not have the effective consent of the cardholder, that the card has been revoked or canceled, that the card is fictitious, or that the card is stolen.
Burglary is commonly described as the unlawful entry into a vehicle, building, or habitation, coupled with the commission of a theft. The Texas Penal Code is much more expansive in comparison to traditional concepts of burglary in that its definition includes the same unlawful entry element but permits the intent to commit theft, assault, or any felony as elements.
As a result, home invasions that are coupled with assaultive behaviors generally satisfy the burglary statute.
A Parole Violation is the violation of any term or condition of an individual’s release on parole.
Parole violations are subjected to a due process hearing where a decision regarding the truth of the
allegation is made and punishment is recommended.
While parole hearings are a due process right, the hearing officer’s decision is only a recommendation that is made to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
A Probation Revocation Hearing is a proceeding in which an allegation regarding the violation of the
terms and conditions of a probationer’s release on probation are subjected to due process of law.
Accordingly, the probationer is entitled to a hearing to determine the validity or truth of the allegation. The probationer may hire an attorney who may defend the probationer, negotiate a resolution that includes counseling, monitoring, or amendments of the terms and conditions of the probationer’s release, or minimize the probationer’s exposure to jail or prison.
Family violence is considered to be any form of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect that a child or adult experiences from a family member, or from someone with whom they have an intimate relationship.
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