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Temporary Restraining Order

Temporary Restraining Order

A Temporary Restraining Order is an emergency court order that prevents a person from performing some action until a temporary orders hearing can be held.  It is generally referred to as a TRO.   A divorce proceeding can turn ugly really fast.  In a...
Field Sobriety Test

Field Sobriety Test

A field sobriety test is performed by a police officer. They do this when they believe the suspect is intoxicated.  Most of us are generally good people.  We feel that police only arrest criminals.  Had a few drinks? Are you driving? Speeding? Are your...
Dram Shop Laws In Texas

Dram Shop Laws In Texas

Dram shop laws in Texas involve providing alcohol.  The term dram shop originally came from 18th century England.  There were bars and pubs that sold a spoonful of gin.  This was called a dram.   Today the law considers any establishment that...
Drunk Driver In Texas

Drunk Driver In Texas

What is a drunk driver in Texas?  Most Texan’s like to go out with friends to have dinner and a few drinks.  The key is to know moderation.  Are you ok to driver home?  Should you get a ride home from a friend or to get an Uber? Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Driving...
Texas Exemplary Damages

Texas Exemplary Damages

Exemplary damages are also called punitive damages.  They are awarded to punish a party for a bad act.  Exemplary damages generally arise in claims for damages where a party has caused damage to another through: Fraud;Malice; orGross negligence. You must prove by...