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Construction Worker Dies in Tragic Forklift Accident

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jul 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's a common misconception in Texas and across the United States that just because someone dies in a motor vehicle accident or other crash, that a person will be criminally charged for that death. Just today, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, a construction worker was fatally run over by a fork...

How Your Phone Could Land You in Jail for a Year or More

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jun 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

When you are driving a car in Texas, looking down at your phone or smart watch to read a text from a friend seems harmless, but under Texas law, it's now illegal and you could be arrested on the spot.      In 2017 alone, there were over half a million reported accidents on Texas roadways accordi...

32 Years In Prison With No Conviction

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The criminal justice system is far from perfect, but it especially failed one Texas man who spent 32 years in prison waiting for new trial. It seems impossible that this could happen, that no one in 32 years could realize that Jerry Hartfield was still waiting for his day in court. But that is ex...

Warrant Needed To See A Defendant's Text Messages

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The most severe punishment a defendant can face for a criminal conviction in Texas is the death penalty. The Lone Star state has executed more people than any other state by far since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S. in 1976. One man on death row, Albert Leslie Love Jr., was recently ...

Tracking Technology Can Find A Suspect Within A Few Feet

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Technology is advancing rapidly with new devices and software programs being developed every day. These new technological developments have impacted nearly every facet of society, from how we communicate to how we drive. One other area that has seen many changes due to improving technology is law...

Police Need A Warrant To Search Cell Phone

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

New and evolving technology often leads to novel of legal issues for the courts to address. In 2014, the United States Supreme Court addressed one such issue in the case of Riley v. California. The issue at hand was whether or not law enforcement could search a suspect's cell phone without a warr...

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