Fears Nachawati Secures $166M Verdict in Fort Worth Murder-for-Hire Case
May 17, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas – Attorneys for Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm have secured a $166 million verdict against the daughter and son-in-law of a North Texas woman who was killed in 2014 for the proceeds of life insurance policies totaling $5 million. Jurors in Tarrant County’s 141st Judicial District Court determined Mark and Virginia Buckland were central figures in the conspiracy that led to the...
How Do I Properly Secure My Trademark?
May 10, 2018
Branding is of critical importance to most businesses and protecting your brand by securing your trademark is an important first-step on your way to success. While there are many different ways to protect your intellectual property, trademarks are those that deal specifically with the protection of a name, word, slogan, design, symbol or image which identifies a business or brand and helps to distinguish it...
What is an Office Action Notice?
May 9, 2018
So, you’ve filed your trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and are eagerly waiting to hear back that your trademark is officially registered, but instead you receive a letter back filled with a bunch of legalese that makes it hard to understand. Now you wonder if the whole process has been a big waste of time and money. It’s all too...
What is a Class “C” Misdemeanor?
May 7, 2018
Misdemeanors in Texas are crimes that are punishable by up to one year in jail and/or up to a $4,000 fine, and all misdemeanors are classified into the categories of A, B, or C. A Class “C” Misdemeanor is the lowest level criminal offense in the state of Texas. These Class C misdemeanors have a fine limited to up to $500 and have no jail...
Can I Be Charged with Drug Possession if I am With Someone Who Has Them?
May 6, 2018
You may think that you cannot be charged with drug possession if you are with someone who has them, but that would be a mistake. Take a common scenario where a few friends are driving around town and get pulled over by the police for a minor traffic infraction. Unbeknownst to you, your friend has stashed a bag of drugs in the center console or...
What Are the Most Common Drug Crimes Prosecuted in Texas?
May 5, 2018
Compared to some other states, Texas has some pretty severe penalties for drug crime convictions and in most cases isn’t likely to go “easy on” drug offenders. In part, this approach can be attributed to the state’s much lauded “tough on crime” stance and may also be attributed to the state’s large border with Mexico. This large and difficult to control border has made it...