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The Role of Drug Free Zones in Fort Worth

A drug free zone is a legal term for an area within 1,000 feet from a school, park, playground, or other designated area where children tend to gather. Offenses that occur in drug free zones negatively impact charges by affecting parole eligibility. Drug free zone possession charges also amplify the punishment range one degree of an offense. For example, a third-degree possession charge in a drug free zone will result in a second-degree charge. Not to mention, charges in drug free zones must run consecutively to other sentences imposed for other crimes....
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Texas Science Teacher Arrested for Violation of Probation

Recently, a former Robstone track coach and science teacher, Jesse Hastey, 40 years of age, was arrested following two failed polygraph tests. Hastey was already on probation for having an improper relationship with one of his students. While appearing in court, his probation officer informed the judge that he failed two polygraph tests since August....
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Texas Teen to Serve Two Years in Jail following Fatal DUI Crash

A Texas teenager, Ethan Couch, recently appeared in court after causing the death of four people in a fatal 2013 DUI accident. The night of the accident, Couch played “beer pong” with his friends. Some of his friends supplied the beer. As Couch drove his family’s pickup truck home that night, he lost control and caused an accident. Authorities found that Couch was traveling 70 mph in a 40 mph zone when he collided with a disabled people killing four individuals....
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DUI in Texas

Recently a Texas teenager appeared in court accused of causing a crash that killed two women. The fatal accident occurred near Colorado Boulevard and Arapahoe Road in Centennial. The teen, Jones, was driving a blue sedan when he collided with two women in a silver car. Following this accident, Jones was charged with DUI and two counts of vehicular homicide. Jones admitted to having consumed three beers. ...
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What to Do if Pulled Over for DWI in Texas

In February, a top Texas firefighter was pulled over for drunk driving. The firefighter, Trevor Joseph Stokes, was spotted by police driving erratically on Texas 183A. He was allegedly swerving in and out of lanes. It was then discovered that he was drunk driving and unlawfully carrying a weapon. Upon being pulled over, an officer approached his vehicle’s window and instantly noticed an overwhelming odor of alcohol and saw that Stokes’ eyes were glassy and bloodshot....
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Assault and Texas Law

In Texas, assault is not an uncommon crime. Recently, Yong Chen, a tenured professor at Texas A&M business school faced a possible prison term of two and 10 years. He allegedly attempted to strangle his wife during an argument. Chen is accused of assaulting his wife by placing both of his hands on her throat and restricting her breathing. The argument was allegedly over whether or not they needed to hire a housekeeper....
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Identity Theft in Texas

In this digital era, instances of identity theft are on the rise. Just last month in Goshen, Texas, a significant identify theft was uncovered. The case includes around $74,000 in false tax returns with several suspects. So far, police have arrested Olga Navarro-Garcia, 31 years of age, her husband Manuel Ramirez-Jimenez, and his brother Joaquin Ramirez-Jimenez....
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Drugs and the Fourth Amendment

Drug charges run rampant here in Texas. They have a high occurrence rate in Denton, too. Just recently, a Denton police officer was patrolling the parking lot of a hotel within the 4000 block of interstate 35E as he witnessed a male sitting in a parked vehicle on the north side of the building. The officer, through training and experience, knew that the location is a known high-crime area in which drugs are widespread....
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DWI and Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas

Incidents of drunk driving, unfortunately, continue to run rampant here in Texas. Many times drunk driving leads to a fatal accident. Just recently, right here in Denton, Texas, a drunk driver caused the death of four innocent people. Wilson Rene Molinares, a 22-year-old student at Texas State, was driving his car in the opposite direction down I-35 northbound. He then collided with a van killing its four occupants. This accident was so bad that it took four two hours to pry the van apart to get the deceased out....
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Assault and Texas Law

In Texas, assault is not an uncommon crime. Recently, Yong Chen, a tenured professor at Texas A&M business school faced a possible prison term of two and 10 years. He allegedly attempted to strangle his wife during an argument. Chen is accused of assaulting his wife by placing both of his hands on her throat and restricting her breathing. The argument was allegedly over whether or not they needed to hire a housekeeper....
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