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Anonymous Callers and DWI in Texas

The Texas State Trooper had reasonable suspicion to stop the defendant for DWI, even though the trooper did not personally observe any signs of intoxication, where citizen called 911 and reported that the defendant was intoxicated, caused a disturbance at a bar, and had departed the bar in the vehicle.  The information provided by the 911 caller was sufficiently corroborated by the trooper, including the vehicle's description, license plate number, and travel route.  Importantly, the "trooper inquired into the reliability of the 911 caller and confirmed that the 911 caller, by giving his name and address, had put himself in a position to be held accountable for his intervention."

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Collin County

Many people have had to turn to relief under the Bankruptcy Code in Collin County, Texas.  Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is often the chapter of bankruptcy that many debtors choose if they pass the Means Test.  Chapter 7 is often the most appropriate chapter if the debtor is current on the homestead, current on the cars, and has unsecured debt that is unaffordable.

Foreclosure and Loan Modification

The Obama home loan modification plan turned out to be a disaster.  Far too often, the banks told people that they needed certain documentation in order to qualify for a home loan modification.  However, once the homeowner would send that documentation off to the bank or credit union, they would only be told in the upcoming days that they needed to send off documentation.

Texas Drunk Driving Laws

If you are pulled over in Collin County or Grayson County, or virtually and other county in North Texas and the police officer smells alcohol on your breath there is a better than not chance he or she is going to do an investigation as to whether they can find probable cause that you are intoxicated.  Why?  Well, some officers have good intentions to try to keep the roads safe.  

Allen DWI

If you are pulled over for an offense and an officer smells alcohol on your breath in Allen, Texas then there is a good chance that the officer will ask you to submit to some Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.  Those tests are for the officer to be able to justify that he had probable cause in order to arrest you for DWI.

Collin County Bankruptcy

Many people in Collin County are having to seek their debt relief options due to the recent recession and awful employment rates.  Often people who previously had a mid to high paying job were forced to take a pay cut or were even laid off.  If they were previously able to service their debt repayment plan, they may no longer have the ability to do so with their reduction in income.

Chapter 13 in McKinney, Texas

Chapter 13 bankruptcy has helped many McKinney citizens save their homes when they thought all hope was lost.  The benefit of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is that even when you do not have a lump sum of money to become current on your mortgage, Chapter 13 can buy you five years (60 months) to pay back the arrears.  Of course, you still have to make your regular monthly payments, but the arrears do not have to be found immediately. 

McKinney, Texas D.W.I. Attorney

Collin County's courthouse is located in McKinney, Texas.  If you are pulled over after having a couple of drinks and the police officer smells alcohol in one of Collin County's cities, like McKinney, Plano, Frisco, Allen, etc. than you will likely be asked to perform a series of tests.  The police officer may tell you that he or she is making sure that you are OK to drive, and that may be the case.  However, in my experience he is simply trying to build evidence for the State to use at trial to show you were intoxicated.

Allen, Texas Bankruptcy

Sometimes people fall on hard times.  Death, divorce, loss of job, reduction in income can all be reasons that citizens are forced into debt.  Unfortunately, sometimes people fall behind on their homes and are facing foreclosure or are behind on their cars and are in danger of repossession.  

Driving While Intoxicated at Christmas Time

Happy holidays can become unhappy with the swerve of the wheel.  DWI is prosecuted heavily in Collin County and Dallas County Texas.  There are beefed up efforts to make arrests of those who are driving under the influence (DUI) and DWI.  The police officer only has to show that he had probable cause to believe someone was intoxicated after he stopped them for a traffic offense, such as speeding.

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