Archive | July, 2011

2011 DWI and Criminal Law Legislative Update

July 26, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on 2011 DWI and Criminal Law Legislative Update

The 2011 Texas Legislature recently adjourned its regular session.  Here are some of the changes it made affecting DWI arrests: DWI.  HB 1199 ups DWI from a Class B Misdemeanor to a Class A Misdemeanor if the suspect has a BAC of 0.15 or more at the time the analysis is performed. DWI.  HB 1199 […]

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Private Eddie Slovik: The Last American Soldier Executed for Desertion

July 24, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Private Eddie Slovik: The Last American Soldier Executed for Desertion

I.  Introduction If you will go back and serve in your company honorably until this war is over, you’ll get an honorable discharge and not the death sentence. -General Dwight D. Eisenhower[1] It was 7:30 in the morning when they arrived at No. 86.[2]  The weather was cold and miserable, and the fifteen inches of […]

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The Texas LLC

July 22, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on The Texas LLC

Starting your own business?  Forty percent of new businesses in Texas are organizing as limited liability companies (“LLCs”).  Depending upon your particular tax concerns, need to raise capital, and concern with personal liability, an LLC might be advantageous. What is an LLC? The LLC is a relatively new business organization that has substantial advantages over […]

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Do I Need a Will?

July 19, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Do I Need a Will?

Your Last Will and Testament is perhaps the most affordable—and most important—legal document you will ever obtain. Your Will determines (among other things) who inherits your estate, who administers your estate, who takes care of your children, who takes care of their property, and even who cares for your pets.  Without a properly drafted and […]

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