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July 2017 Archives

How are field sobriety tests conducted?


If you have been pulled over under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, officers may conduct a field sobriety test to prove that you are intoxicated. The standard field sobriety test, as sanctioned by the United States National Highway Safety Administration, consists of three parts - a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, a walk and turn and a one-leg stand.

What to expect if you get pulled over after drinking at the lake

The weather is warming up, and you are ready to head out to the lake with your friends. Maybe you are planning to drink alcohol while you are out for the day or weekend. While there is certainly no harm in drinking with your friends-if you are of legal age-you should certainly not drink and drive afterward.

Focusing on the 'best interests of the child' in the courts


All parents love their children. And all parents only want what is best for their children. It is not uncommon though, that during the course of a divorce, opinions may vary on what is considered the best interests of the children. It is not uncommon for each parent to truly believe that they deserve child custody of their child or children, and that by caring for their children, they are protecting the best interests of the child or children.

Social Security Disability covers an array of conditions


For decades, the United States Social Security Administration has been helping disabled Americans through two programs designed to provide financial relief for those who are unable to work. The Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, program takes a portion of payroll taxes for the program, allowing for those who paid into the program to obtain monthly payments if they qualify. The Supplemental Security Income, or SSI program is for lower income-earning Americans who have not paid into the SDDI program.

Penalties for DWI with a child passenger

In Texas, penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) increase if there is a passenger under the age of 15 in the car. This ramps up the crime from a misdemeanor to a felony offense. Parents often take their children with them to family barbecues or dinner with friends where they consume alcohol before driving back home.

Why a prenuptial agreement might be right for you


We all know the last thing a couple on the verge of marriage wants to talk about is the possibility of divorce. Yet for nearly half of all married couples throughout the United States, including those from Killeen, Texas and the surrounding area, the unfortunate reality is that half of all marriages ultimately end in divorce. It is important to recognize this because the process of a divorce, as we all have heard could be painful.

3 important facts about boating under the influence

Do you know about the dangers of boating under the influence, or BUI? If not, you will now. Operation Dry Water, a campaign launched by the United States Coast Guard, is partnering with local law enforcement to raise awareness about the risks of BUI from June 30 to July 2. With warm weather and boating season in full gear, it is crucial for you to know about the dangers of consuming alcohol while operating a boat

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