A North Texas juror who was booted from a trial has been cited for contempt after trying to "friend" the defendant on Facebook. Court records show 22-year-old Jonathan Hudson on July 19 was removed from the jury in a Tarrant County civil case. The trial, over a 2008 car wreck, proceeded with 11 jurors.
White Collar Crime - An Overview
Crimes that do not involve physical violence, and that relate largely to financial matters, are often called "white collar crimes." White collar crimes involve most of the same legal principles as do other crimes, and people charged with white collar crimes have the same rights and protections as defendants accused of other crimes. On the other hand, white collar offenses are often very complex, and involve numerous complicated legal and factual issues. The possible penalties include fines, prison sentences, and criminal forfeiture. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, it is essential that you seek legal counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney at once so that you can preserve your rights and protect your future.
The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) seminal study of preventable medical errors estimated as many as 98,000 people die every year at a cost of $29 billion. If the Centers for Disease Control were to include preventable medical errors as a category, these conclusions would make it the sixth leading cause of death in America. When people's lives and well-being hang in the balance, medical mistakes have serious, life-threatening consequences.
Driving Under the Influence
A short video from the law office of Kristopher Greenwood about bicyclists and the Law!
Lately it seems there has been a great deal of hit and runs in the news. Hit & Run charges can either be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The deciding factor is the amount of property damage and the seriousness of injury. If a serious injury is sustained by a passenger or other party, felony charges can be filed.
When a car or truck has a collision with a bicycle, the bicycle rider usually loses, no matter who legally had the right of way. Bicycle riders should take extra care to obey the following safety tips:
Remember: Bikes Are Vehicles, Too
Legally, bicycles traveling on a road are required to be treated in the same way as any other vehicle traveling on the road would be. This means that, as a bicyclist, you must obey the same laws as other drivers do. Do not run red lights, change lanes without signaling, or commit other infractions. If you would not do it in a car, don't do it on a bike.
There's an old stereotype of the lawyer who 'chases' ambulances in the hopes of landing 'easy' cases for making a quick buck. Unfortunately, the stereotype has a basis in fact - there are a growing number of marginally qualified lawyers, and even some scam artists, who will gladly take your money without providing a comparable level of service. The end result can often be worse than where you started.
Have you or someone you know been charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) or any of its many cousins, DWI, OUI, OWI, OMVI, DWAI, etc...? These charges are serious and very technical in nature to litigate in the American court of law. Kristopher K Greenwood LC (KKG) brings deep experience and an aggressive, intelligent attorney to your side.