Is It Possible To Get Out of Jury Duty?
Jason Stephens | May 26, 2023 | Texas Law
Getting called for jury duty can be annoying. If you’re already busy with work, family life, and other obligations, you may not have the time to dedicate to serving. Plus, you won’t know if the case will last a day, a week, or even multiple weeks until it’s too late. For these reasons, it’s common… read more
Can You Use Your Phone While Driving in Texas?
Jason Stephens | March 21, 2023 | Texas Law
Just about every driver is taught the dangers of using a phone while driving. Because cell phone use can be so dangerous, many states have enacted laws that make it illegal to use a cell phone while operating a vehicle. Using a cell phone behind the wheel is not only risky for the driver, but… read more
Do You Need a License and Insurance To Ride a Scooter in Fort Worth?
Jason Stephens | February 22, 2023 | Texas Law
The question of whether you need a license and insurance to ride a scooter in Fort Worth depends on how you define the word “scooter.” It is not a legal term, and it appears nowhere in Texas law. We’ll explain further here. What Is a Scooter? For the purposes of this article, “scooter” means a… read more
What Is Texas’ Open Container Law?
Jason Stephens | January 5, 2023 | Texas Law
If you enjoy the occasional drink while out at a restaurant, bar, or club, you’re not alone. Many individuals regularly indulge in alcohol as a stress reliever or as an opportunity to socialize with friends and family. However, it’s essential to understand Texas’ laws before transporting open alcoholic beverages in your vehicle. Under Texas Penal… read more
Motorcycle Parking Laws in Texas
Jason Stephens | December 29, 2022 | Texas Law
If you ride a motorcycle in the State of Texas, it’s important to abide by the rules of the road. While these rules pertain to operating your vehicle, they also govern where and how you can park. To help ensure that you don’t run afoul of the law, here’s an explanation of motorcycle parking laws… read more
Window Tint Laws in Texas
Jason Stephens | December 26, 2022 | Texas Law
The year 2009 saw the implementation of Texas’s first window tinting laws. These laws require anyone who manufactures window tinting film to have it certified before selling it. Consequently, all motorists are required to purchase certified film. If that comes as a surprise to you, you can learn more about window tint laws in Texas… read more
Traffic and Red Light Cameras in Texas
Jason Stephens | September 15, 2022 | Texas Law
They were the bane of motorists throughout the Lone Star State who hated waiting at red lights: stoplight cameras. These cameras, mounted on utility poles and standing as silent sentries over intersections, would record every speeder and inattentive driver who failed to stop at a red light. You may have been just a little happy… read more
Right of Way Laws in Texas
Jason Stephens | August 31, 2022 | Texas Law
“Right-of-way” is one of the very first things new drivers should learn about when obtaining a license. Still, many drivers forget or fail to realize there are right-of-way laws in Texas. Continue reading to learn about the several right-of-way laws in Texas and the potential consequences of failing to yield the right-of-way. What Does “Right… read more
Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in Texas?
Jason Stephens | April 12, 2022 | Texas Law
Texas does not have a statewide law prohibiting trucks from driving in the left lane. But it has three laws that give the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and local governments the authority to pass local restrictions. This authority has led to truck restrictions on over 400 miles of highways in Texas. These restrictions have… read more
Driving Without a License Versus Driving Without a License on Person in Fort Worth, TX
Jason Stephens | April 6, 2022 | Texas Law
Driver’s licenses allow the state to ensure that drivers have met the necessary qualifications for safe driving. They also give the state a way to prohibit dangerous drivers from using the roads. Texas has several offenses that involve driving without a driver’s license. The punishment for an offense depends on whether you have a valid… read more