Archive for August, 2011

Be Smart In A Divorce In Texas

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

A divorce that is prevented is better than the other alternative. Statistics show half of all marriages end in divorce. Over two-thirds of those divorces are not desired but one of the parties involved. The spouse wanting out controls when and how the divorce is discussed and addressed initially. The spouse opposed to the divorce is often caught off guard but needs to quickly get on track and hire an experienced attorney. If you do not plan ahead it can be harmful in the long run. Whether you are the spouse filing for the divorce or the spouse defending against it, legal counsel is the best way to be adequately prepared.

Many issues require immediate consideration in an approaching divorce. Protecting the children is an immediate concern followed by protecting property, income and preventing as much damage as possible to the entire situation and all involved. Immediate and extended families will all be affected. Divorce is an emotional rollercoaster that should not be handled alone. Legal counsel can guide you through the steps as well as provide marriage or therapeutic counselors names to lessen the blow or if possible prevent the outcome of divorce. An experienced attorney will also emphasize the need for financial planning and guide you in appropriate directions.

Ultimately you must protect yourself and look out for your own needs and interest. The need to be the responsible adult and look out for the children also rests with the primary caretaker. Divorce is rarely enjoyable and agreeable to both parties in all the circumstances involved. Planning ahead for the unforeseeable is where legal counsel is also beneficial. Don’t count on a spouse always being nice. Divorce brings out the worst in most people it involves. Hiring an attorney early that will fight for you gives you an advantage over procrastinating in hopes of it going smoothly or simply disappearing.

Let us assist you and lessen the impact to your family. The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C., provides effective and compassionate legal counsel for family law services. When you need assistance from an experienced attorney or if you need to better understand you legal options, contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C., at (903) 753-7499.  All initial consultations are free.  Phone calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are located in Longview, Texas, and represents clients throughout East Texas including Smith County, Gregg County, Upshur County, Marion County, Cass County, Rusk County, Bowie County, Panola County, Wood County, and Harrison County.  Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C. is serves the following cities Longview, Marshall, Liberty City, Lakeport, Hallsville, Warren City, White Oak, East Mountain, Clarksville City, Gladewater, Big Sandy, Kilgore,  Gilmer, Jefferson, Linden, Atlanta, Henderson, Texarkana, Tyler and Carthage.

Texas Rights to Refuse Sobriety Tests

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

The use of authority in order to make a driver feel obligated and without choice is not appropriate. A value instilled in most at a young age was to respect authority. Police officers are generally viewed as authority figures in the community and should so be respected. In reality they use this since of authority to manipulate the situation and take advantage of an intoxicated person. Whether this is appropriate or not is not the case, it is about knowing your rights before you get into a predicament.

In the state of Texas, officers don’t mention that you have the freedom and right to refuse sobriety tests. They often use the voice of authority to demand your respect and begin administering sobriety test before you are even aware of what is taking place. Plain and simple, in the state of Texas you are free to say no, I refuse to take any sobriety tests. Know your rights and the consequences of the choices you are capable of making.

When you refuse to take a sobriety and it is a first offense DWI in Texas, you will only be added three extra months of driving suspension in addition to what the penalty is when you blow into a breath test and failing with an alcohol level of .08 or higher. While this motor vehicle license is suspended you may obtain an occupational license for the entire suspension time which will allow you the ability to drive to and from work or school.

There is no excuse for not knowing your rights. If it happens to you, immediately seek legal advice. Legal counsel can inform you of what rights you still have and which ones may have been violated. Make the most of the bad situation by retaining and attorney that will defend your case and fight for the best solution to the problem. Some police officers would rather violate you civil right and deny communication between the DWI charge and legal counsel. Police officers should respect the authority of the Constitution they are sworn to uphold and inform you of your rights but that is often not the case in a DWI situation. If there is a question or doubt make the call to our office and let us handle your case.

The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C., handles misdemeanors and felonies. When you need assistance from an experienced attorney or if you need to better understand you legal options, contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C., at (903) 753-7499.  All initial consultations are free.  Phone calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are located in Longview, Texas, and represents clients throughout East Texas including Smith County, Gregg County, Upshur County, Marion County, Cass County, Rusk County, Bowie County, Panola County, Wood County, and Harrison County.  Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C. is serves the following cities Longview, Marshall, Liberty City, Lakeport, Hallsville, Warren City, White Oak, East Mountain, Clarksville City, Gladewater, Big Sandy, Kilgore,  Gilmer, Jefferson, Linden, Atlanta, Henderson, Texarkana, Tyler and Carthage.