An Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing is the forum used to determine if your driver license should be suspended, because you were either arrested for Driving under the Influence (DUI), or refused to submit to breath or blood tests after being stopped for a DUI. You only have 15 days to request an ALR hearing,…

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According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there were 74,165 arrests for aggravated assaults in Texas in 2018. More people were arrested for aggravated assault than for murders, rapes, and robberies combined. In short, aggravated assault charges are among the most common charges levied by law enforcement. In Texas, aggravated assault charges are felony…

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Even under the best of circumstances, co-parenting can be a challenge. But during a pandemic like COVID-19 when every rule seems to be thrown out the window, it can seem nearly impossible. Families are facing increased stress, financial difficulties and anxiety due to stay-at-home orders. School closings, remote work and unemployment has thrown everyone’s schedules…

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As Texas and the rest of the country continue to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath, some countries are already starting to emerge from their national stay-at-home orders. In the beginning of this pandemic, much of the media had predicted a “coronavirus baby boom” as a result of the long quarantine. However, early…

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During these difficult times, there can be uncomfortable issues that we might not want to talk about, or don’t have anyone to vent to about, either. Family or domestic violence is one of them. Unfortunately, these things don’t stop in the face of a nationwide pandemic – and, in fact, they can become worse as…

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The current coronavirus pandemic is a public health crisis affecting everyone in the country. There are some populations here in Texas, however, that may be more vulnerable than others. Our citizens who battle drug and alcohol addictions face challenges that can put them in risky situations for contracting or spreading the coronavirus, as well as…

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has closed many courts across the state for the foreseeable future, save for emergency hearings and orders. Now, many Texans face uncertainty regarding their legal issues, whether they need representation for criminal charges or for a family law case. Mary Beth Harrell recently spoke to the Copperas Cove Leader Press regarding…

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Child Protective Services is the government agency in Texas mandated with protecting children who are deemed at risk for suffering neglect or abuse. The objective of this agency at its outset was to promote safe homes and families for children. However, some well-publicized situations over time have shed doubt on the fairness of the agency’s…

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After the initial trauma of being placed under arrest and taken into custody for the charge of DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), you will face a series of immediate consequences, one of which may involve the seizure of your driver’s license. At the time of your arrest, if you fail a breath or blood test, or…

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