Texas has a zero tolerance policy for underage drinking and driving. If a teenager is found with any amount of alcohol in his or her system, then the minor could face a fine, license suspension and community service. Beyond all that, a teenager could also have a much more difficult time getting into college.
Property division is a difficult part of any divorce. For example, your husband gave you a beautiful diamond tennis bracelet for your anniversary years ago and you wear it frequently. Is this considered marital property? Can he take it back?
Arson charges can be extremely serious for juveniles in Texas. This is so even if the young person starting the fire is a poor fire starter and cannot get the fire going to his or her satisfaction. So, when does lighting a fire rise to the level of a crime?
Divorce is a difficult time on both an emotional level as well as a financial level, which is one of the reasons that it is such a challenging life event to successfully overcome. Especially when it comes to the division of assets, one false move can have a long-term impact on your financial well-being.
It is not uncommon for school personnel to find controlled or banned substances on a student in high school, either in a locker or a backpack or even on the student. Teenagers tend to take risks without the necessary reflection or prior judgement about the possible consequences of their actions.
Thousands of couples have to go through divorce every year in Texas. In 2012, there were over 80,000 divorces, an increase from the previous year, shows information from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Texas law states that if you receive a conviction of a second DWI within a period of five years, you must install an ignition interlock device on every vehicle you own.
In the course of a typical DWI stop in Texas, police officers ask the driver to take a Breathalyzer test. The results are supposed to measure the blood alcohol concentration and ascertain whether it exceeds the legal limit.
TV and movies make it seem as if Breathalyzer tests are necessary for someone to be charged with DUI and convicted. After all, there is rarely a scene where someone faces charges without a test in the picture. However, some people do refuse the tests, never get them and end up convicted anyway.
Serving an under-aged person alcohol in Texas is a crime. To be criminal, it need not transpire where the minor then gets behind the wheel after drinking.