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FMCSA grants, until June 30, 2020, a waiver from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The Agency has initiate... Read More

You know when I sit down to write these articles every couple of weeks I usually have a subject picked out and at least an idea of what I am going to say. I try to pick something that is timely at the time of writing and hopefully will be at the time of publication. With the lead time in getting t... Read More

I was pulled over by a Texas Trooper for a supposed accident that happened in Oklahoma. The full story is: I was traveling West on I-40 about 40 miles into Texas from the state line when I was pulled over by a trooper for an accident he said happened back in Oklahoma near Elk City. According to th... Read More

I will be totally upfront about this……. I am a car (and truck) guy. If there were any justice in the world, I would be as wealthy as King Midas and have an enormous garage full of cars and trucks of every shape and size. Jay Leno would be jealous. I would tinker with them during the da... Read More

Ok, let’s be upfront about this. I am a lawyer who defends CDL drivers in traffic citations. It is what I do for a living. It puts food on the table and a roof over my head. With that in mind, I have had the pleasure of speaking with 874 trillion truckers over the years (a slight exaggera... Read More

There are a few things in life that are always true no matter the facts or circumstances -- things that nobody can argue or take issue with. For example, nobody can dispute the fact that “fat people are harder to kidnap” (I am fat so I rely on this one way more than I should) or that ... Read More

I know many of you will find this hard to believe, but I am a pretty easy going guy. I generally roll with the punches and you have to really go out of your way to get me worked up. Oh, it can be done – but it really has to be a goal. With that being said, someone sent me a video yesterday ... Read More

Ok… is the deal. I defend traffic citations for a living. Have for years. As a result, I have reached an “understanding” regarding violations of certain traffic laws. For example, I thought it was universally understood that if you are in your personal vehicle (NOT A C... Read More

Most lawyers won’t readily admit it, but the best clients are those with money, patience and who want to pursue a legal matter on principal. Let’s be honest…this is what second homes are made of. Kicking around the internet the other day, I came across a case that made me smile... Read More

Apart from providing you with a legal education, law school is good for a few other things. First, you get to learn Latin phrases, like “Caveat Emptor” (“buyer beware”) which you can use in conversation to try and create the impression that you are smarter than the average b... Read More

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