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Fourth Amendment and Texas’s Sobriety Checkpoint Program

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 […]

Written by on February 23, 2013

What is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist?

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 […]

Written by on February 12, 2013

Will Texting While Driving Become Unlawful in Texas?

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 […]

Written by on February 7, 2013

Criminal Sanctions for Workplace Safety Violations

The following is a guest blog post by Brandon Jaynes, Attorney at King Law Offices, Greenville SC. The views expressed are the opinions of the author and do not reflect those of Rand Mintzer.   For many years, the sanctions to which employers were subject with regards to occupational safety workplace violations remained civil; that is, the thrust of […]

Written by on January 8, 2013

How to Defend a Solicitation of Capital Murder Case

In the last two years, no case pending in the Criminal Courts of Harris County has drawn more local, national and international attention than the failed attempts by Michelle Gaiser to murder Yvonne Stern. To refresh your memory, Yvonne’s husband, Jeffrey Stern, admitted he had an extramarital affair with Michelle Gaiser. At some point along the […]

Written by on August 6, 2012

KPRC Local 2’s Amy Davis Is Batty

The concept of the breath-alcohol testing (BAT) van was good. It would be a mobile unit allowing law enforcement to administer breath tests to suspected drunk drivers literally on the scene of the traffic stop.  Theoretically it would allow officers to haul in more DWI suspects because of the availability of instant test results.  It […]

Written by on August 3, 2012