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Fourth Amendment and Texas’s Sobriety Checkpoint Program

Posted on February 27, 2013 by Mintzer Law

The following article was provided by Lauren Williams, Legal Writer at The Law Offices of Michael Brennan, Chicago Il. More than 10,000 people were killed in 2010 throughout the United States in DWI accidents and 1200 people lost their lives in Texas alone.  In order to decrease the DWI accidents in the State, Texas is considering legislation that would allow ‘Sobriety Checkpoints’ at various places across...

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What is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist?

Posted on February 12, 2013 by Mintzer Law

The following is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the views of Rand Mintzer, Attorney at Law. States do not normally certify legal professionals in specific areas. It is usually incumbent on the attorney to establish themselves in certain fields of law with significant professional success over time while practicing. Attorney expertise is determined by legal case track record. Public advertising was unacceptable for...

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Will Texting While Driving Become Unlawful in Texas?

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Mintzer Law

The debate over using personal communication devices while driving in the Lone Star State has reached the Texas State Capitol in Austin. In late January 2013, relatives of drivers, passengers and pedestrians who lost their lives in a text-messaging related automobile accidents sat in the Capitol with framed photographs of their dearly departed. It was an emotionally-charged legislative session as Jeanne Brown, mother of a...

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