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Trivago pitchman charged with drunk driving in Texas

The actor Timothy Williams, who has appeared in commercials for the German discount travel company Trivago, was taken into custody on drunk driving charges by police in Texas on the afternoon of April 10. Before releasing the actor on a $100 bond, a judge ordered the actor to undergo a mental health evaluation. He is scheduled to appear in court again on April 17 according to media reports.

The sequence of events that led to Williams being arrested began when a passerby called the Houston Police Department at approximately 3:15 p.m. to report a possible intoxicated driver on Westheimer Road in the vicinity of Lazy Hollow Drive. When they arrived at the scene, HPD officers say they found Williams unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle with his foot on the brake pedal in a lane with moving traffic.

Shared custody cases are on the increase in family law.

Many in El Paso, Texas might not expect the area of parenting time in family law cases as an area of change, but it is. Since the 70's there is a different perspective on how courts and parents view the issue of child custody and visitation. Though the best interest of the child remains the overriding concern, courts often look differently at what constitutes the best interest.

Legal custody refers to the court designation of which parent will make the major decision affecting the child's life. Decisions such as schooling and medical care fall on the legal custodian. Physical custody refers to the parent the child will reside with. Visitation or parenting time is the contact the child has with the noncustodial parent.

Texas police officer cited for speeding and charged with DWI

A Texas police officer was drunk and speeding when he was pulled over on the evening of March 23, according to a report from the Department of Public Safety. The Abilene Police Department sergeant was stopped as he was allegedly driving 10 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit on North Danville Drive at approximately 10:27 p.m. After being charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, he was released from the Taylor County Jail after posting a $1,000 bond.

The trooper who made the traffic stop says that he suspected impairment when he noticed the smell of alcohol coming from the interior of the man's truck. He says that the man also displayed other signs of intoxication and was unable or unprepared to answer questions about how much alcohol he had consumed before getting behind the wheel. He was taken into custody after allegedly failing to complete a series of standardized field sobriety exercises.

Is your child facing juvenile charges?

Many children exhibit rebellious or otherwise difficult behavior as they grow up. In many cases, they are trying to test boundaries and find limits and gain new experiences. However, in some cases, your child could go too far, and the police could become involved.

Even if someone has not reached the legal age of adulthood, it is possible for criminal charges to come against him or her. The court handles juvenile crime differently than crimes committed by adults, but it is still serious. If your child is facing criminal charges, his or her age could play an important role as well as the details of the crime allegedly committed.

Divorce and mortgage assumption or refinancing

One decision Texas couples who are getting a divorce may have to make is who will get the family home. Once the decision is made, there is still more work ahead if one spouse is going to be removed from the joint mortgage. While it also possible for both parties to remain on the mortgage, this puts the non-occupant at risk of a serious dent in credit scores if a mortgage payment is missed.

Both refinancing and a mortgage assumption mean the other spouse no longer has any responsibility for the loan. Before making any decisions, people should check first to make sure their mortgage allows an assumption. Both solutions have advantages and disadvantages, but there are some misconceptions about assumptions in particular. One is that an assumption can be done with just a few signatures and phone calls. While fees for a mortgage assumption can be considerably less than those for a refinance, the person is still required to submit extensive documentation of income, assets and other financial information. Furthermore, a mortgage assumption can take around three to six months compared to about 30 days for a refinance.

Mother of Honey Boo Boo facing drug charges

Texas fans of Honey Boo Boo might be interested in learning that her mother, June Shannon, was recently arrested in Alabama at a gas station. Shannon and her boyfriend were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Her boyfriend was also arrested on a charge of domestic violence.

According to news reports, police responded to the gas station on a domestic violence call. Lab reports have not yet been received, but officials state that they believe that the couple possessed cocaine. Both Shannon and her boyfriend were released on $11,000 bond the same day of their arrests.

Divorce and claiming dependents

Texas parents who are divorced or separated can claim their kids as dependents on tax returns. This can lead to several valuable tax benefits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit and the Child and the Dependent Care Tax Credit. However, if more than one person claims the same dependent on their tax returns, complications can arise and the Internal Revenue Service will have to decide who can claim the dependents.

There are a series of rules that the IRS will use to determine which claim to accept if dependents are claimed by different taxpayers. The rules that are used consider a number of different factors. For starters, the IRS will consider the taxpayer's relationships with the dependent. Claims of a parent will be prioritized over the claims of any non-parents.

Driver taken into custody after Texas accident

Police in San Marcos were putting a 24-year-old woman in a cruiser when another vehicle collided with it at full speed. Authorities say that they think the driver of that vehicle was also intoxicated at the time of the crash. The incident took place at about 2:14 a.m. on March 6, and the driver of the second vehicle was a 21-year-old man who was taken into custody.

The man was charged with intoxicated assault on a peace officer, and he was sent to Hays County Jail awaiting a bond hearing. The woman in the original traffic stop was released on a $2,500 bond, and she was not injured in the accident. Two officers at the scene of the crash were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries before being released. One of the officers said that he had been hit by a drunk driver while on patrol a decade earlier.

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