Texas is the second most populous (after California) and the second-largest of the 50 U.S. states (after Alaska) in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. Geographically located in the south central part of the country, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south and borders the U.S. states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2) and a growing population of over 26.
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    • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

      Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences Posted by The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp under Criminal Law May 31, 2017 In Texas, a felony is a crime that’s punishable by more than a year in jail. With few exceptions, a prison sentence is served in the Institutional Division/State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Texas felonies are divided into five classes.

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    • Terroristic Threats: Laws and Consequences in Texas

      When an individual threatens to commit a criminally violent act against someone else, and when the intention of the threat is to terrorize another person, the actors commits a terroristic threat. A terroristic threat is considered a speech-based crime. It’s often difficult to discern if an individual’s acts alone constitute a criminal offense.

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  • Fetal Bradycardia Birth Injuries

    …Did your child suffer brain damage due to fetal bradycardia? Our Texas birth injury attorneys are happy to look into the facts of your case free of charge and explain the options available to you and your family moving forward. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. Fetal Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate) Labor is a complicated…

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  • Errors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    … or treat breathing problems (e.g., respiratory distress syndrome, apnea, etc). Failure to diagnose and treat conditions such as jaundice/kernicterus, sepsis, meconium aspiration syndrome, etc. Failure to properly monitor the baby and respond to distress signals. Failure to perform necessary resuscitation maneuvers. Intubation errors (e.g…

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  • Murder Laws in Texas: Types, Degrees, and Punishments

    …, or that it was carried out with total reckless disregard and abandonment for another human life. Whether the convict is sentenced to the death penalty (capital punishment) depends on specific circumstances. In the well-known murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Los Angeles prosecutors charged the defendant with two first-degree murder counts (the death of Nicole…

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  • Fetal Acidosis Birth Injuries

    … acidosis. A lack of blood flow (oxygen) to the fetus during pregnancy or labor has the potential to cause cell death and irreversible brain damage. Some of the complications that can result in fetal acidosis include: Compression of the umbilical cord which occurs due to the position of the baby relative to the umbilical cord’s position…

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  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … allowed to contest. If you’re indicted for a criminal offense, you aren’t entitled under the Constitution to argue the grand jury’s probable cause finding. In Kaley v. United States, a defendant challenged the legality of a pretrial order to freeze assets by challenging the grand jury’s True Bill result. The Supreme Court determined…

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  • Jeff Rasansky Named to 2017’s Best Lawyers in Dallas

    …Attorney Jeff Rasansky has once again been named one of this year’s Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. Previously named one of Dallas’ best attorneys in 2012, 2014, and 2016, attorney Jeff Rasansky has again been chosen by his peers in the legal community as one of Dallas’ top attorneys for 2017. While there’s no shortage of lawyers in Texas…

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  • Motorcycle Accidents Caused By Aggressive Driving

    …, obtain the highest possible compensation for your injuries and help you to move forward in your life through handling of your case matters. About the Author Law Office of James Alston. serves people who need legal assistance in their Criminal Defense Cases in Texas. …

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  • Supreme Court Sharply Limits Patent Forum–Shopping In TC Heartland

    … that it is the state of “residence” of many U.S. corporations. As our readers know, we strongly support the corrective action taken by the Supreme Court, having filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of 48 Internet companies, retailers, and associations urging the Court to reach this very result. Today is a good day for all legitimate stakeholders in patent litigation. The post Supreme Court Sharply Limits Patent Forum–Shopping In TC Heartland appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Legal Consequences for Sex in Public in Texas

    … There are several laws that describe the consequences of having sex in public in the state of Texas. If you’re found guilty of having sex in public, there will be serious repercussions. A sex crime conviction has long-lasting consequences. You may be required to register on the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry, serve jail time, submit…

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  • Dallas Hit-and-Run Car Accident Lawyer

    …. The levying of criminal charges is completely in the hands of police, but until the at-fault driver is identified, you’re unfortunately left holding the bill. The insurance company is not eager to help you or provide meaningful advice, bills are piling up, and police are not likely to share the results of their investigation until it’s been completed—which…

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  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    … compiled from a variety of sources, and today we’ll be looking at the numbers in order try to highlight the most-interesting and revealing statistical information regarding elder abuse in nursing homes across the US, as well as issues specific in Texas. In 2014, there were approximately 1.4 million nursing home residents in the US spread across…

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  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … juvenile legal system, listening to you and explaining your options through the process. Right to Counsel and Silence If your child is arrested for a juvenile offense in Harris County or Houston, Texas, contact an experienced attorney immediately. Don’t allow your son or daughter to discuss the matter with a law enforcement officer until you contact…

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  • How the Eggshell Skull Rule Applies to Injury Cases

    …Understanding the eggshell skull rule and how it applies to personal injury cases in Texas. The eggshell skull rule—also called the thin skull rule—says that you take your victim as you find them. Essentially, the frailty of the person who was injured cannot be used as a defense to limit the liability of the at-fault party. Eggshell Skull Rule…

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  • Public Urination and Texas Laws

    … possible to be charged with indecent exposure. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Houston now if you’ve been charged with indecent exposure. Municipal Ordinances and Public Urination Local city and county ordinances also define a public urination charge in different ways. It’s possible to have a range of different penalties in Texas…

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