Jurors in one state TRULY get to decide cases (and why that’s news)

After a long absence from writing, I finally found a current event significant enough to sit down and blog about, and it’s not Obamacare.  Like a lot of other people, for a while I ended up making the best use of my liberal arts degree (Psych/Soc) by waiting tables and bartending.  I was lucky enough […]

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The Smell of Weed is Probable Cause- and why that’s a problem

Chesapeake (VA) police officer, Barrett Ring, claims that he can come up behind cars, open his vent and smell burnt marijuana coming from the car in front of him. Testimony from preliminary hearing transcript: Public defender Atty Matt Taylor: “Officer Ring, your testimony was that you’re driving down Battlefield Blvd., and you smelled marijuana in

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Hey Austin- Did you know it’s already illegal to text while driving?

NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IN AUSTIN, TX!! This post is coming to you as a public service message if you should be coming into beautiful Austin for our Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Formula One races, South by Southwest, or perhaps a quaint Texas Longhorns football game. Despite what you may see around you,

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What Exactly is Austin No Refusal Weekend?

Under normal circumstances, should you get pulled over, the officer will ultimately request you to provide a breath or blood sample to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). You have a right to refuse those requests, and it’s advisable that you do. The penalty for refusing is merely a longer potential license suspension, but the

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How to Protect Your Business From Sexual Harassment Accusations

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As a business owner, you have a duty to provide a work environment where your employees can feel safe and comfortable. If any of your employees are sexually harassed at the workplace, you can be vicariously held liable as the employer. Allegations of workplace sexual harassment can severely affect your business’s public image and reputation.

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How to Handle Background Checks and Interviews If You’ve Been Convicted of a Crime

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It is no secret that having a criminal record can limit your employment opportunities. Data shows that 73% of employers in the country have a proper background screening system in place. In addition, 94% of employers tend to run at least one type of background check on applicants. With this being the case, it is important for

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5 Myths About DWI Cases

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Texas DWI laws can be too complicated for a lay person to understand. As a result, most people do not have a clear understanding of what their rights are if they are pulled over for DWI. And, they don’t know what they should do if they are charged with DWI. In this post, we have

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