A fundamental doctrine of American law is the right of an individual to live without fear of arbitrary arrest or the confiscation of his or her private property for use as evidence in a criminal court case. This doctrine, aka the “Search and Seizure Law,” was enacted into law as
It is a fundamental principle of American criminal law that anyone accused of a crime has the right to confront and challenge any witness who has given testimony against the accused. In fact, the right of the accused to confront witnesses during a criminal trial is considered so important to
The Republic of Texas used capital punishment prior to it becoming part of the United States. In 1819, the first recorded execution was carried out in Texas. George Brown was a white male and was hanged for piracy. This was the act of stealing from a ship at sea. A
When you are in a difficult situation, the second most important decision you can make, next to choosing a lawyer, is selecting a bail guarantor. They can be essential to you, your friends, and your family during this time. But how do you choose a good bail bondsman? There are
Every year, there are more than three-quarters of a million arrests made throughout Texas. While this includes violent and serious charges like human trafficking and manslaughter, most arrests are for non-violent crimes. The following are the five most common reasons people get arrested in Texas:
One of the primary requirements of Texas law involving auto accidents is that the driver who caused the accident must pay. To meet the minimum requirements of this law, each driver must purchase at least the minimum amount of coverage. This liability limit sits at $30,000 for each injured person,
Uber provides a valuable service of offering transportation in an easy and convenient manner. While Uber drivers are qualified and undergo background checks based on their driving records, sometimes accidents happen. If your Uber driver is involved in an accident, this is what you need to do.
Texting while driving is continuing to become more common, despite the overwhelming evidence of the dangers it presents. It is estimated that at any given moment in the U.S., 660,000 drivers are attempting drive while using their cell phones.
If a personal injury attorney is not interested in your case, don’t take it personally. First, it may take you a few tries to get the right attorney. Second, remember that it must be a mutual decision by both parties. You want to be with a law firm that you
Learning that you are being investigated for a crime, whether you actually committed the crime or not, is at least unsettling and at worst terrifying. There are several ways you may find out you are under investigation. The police may come by your house or place of business to request