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James Morris Balagia

James Balagia’s Legal Guides

52 total


  • Big Brother is Watching You

    The U.S. Supreme Court has long held that whatever occurs in public is capable of being witnessed and recorded by police officers. The theory goes that whatever the public can see the police can see as well without infringing on the U.S. Constitution. A news report from WOAI New...

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  • Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Testing

    Mad Scientists Create Freedom Eating Monster (Intelligent Fingerprinting is Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood) byJamie Balagia (the 420 Dude) The latest and certainly one of the most frightening scientific advances soon to be released upon the world population is something calle...

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  • How to Act in a Citizen and Police Interaction

    Have you ever went onto YouTube and watched videos of police interactions with the general public? Some of these videos are quite good at educating ordinary citizens on their rights with police. Some are, however, dangerous to your freedoms. Even if the guy in the video didn't ge...

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  • Another Bad DWI Arrest

    Here's a story that hits real close to home in every jurisdiction in America. I have DWI attorney friends in every state in the union and we constantly exchange information about our cases to help us do our jobs more effectively. One of the statements that we read in every police...

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  • Another Forensic Lab Review

    Potential Volcano that is building up pressure at the Austin Police Department This article just scratches the surface of the potential volcano that is building up pressure at the Austin Police Department. I read the grievance filed by Ms. Hamilton and though I have no personal i...

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  • Illegal Entry Cases - Mexico

    Illegal Entry Cases - violation of Federal Law My law practice includes the representation of persons accused of violating Federal law. I am currently handling a number of Illegal Entry cases filed against "illegal aliens" that are in our country without proper authorization. I...

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  • Funny Take on SFST

    Remember, just say no to the DWI cops and the DWI tests! Here is a funny look at what people are expected to do on the side of the road with no practice in order to avoid a trip to jail. If you're dumb enough to try these tests you had better hope you're not tired, fatigued, il...

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  • Reckless Driving vs. Obstructing a Roadway

    The difference between Obstructing a Roadway and Reckless Driving I am a former Texas Peace Officer and I work for the Law Office of Jamie Balagia as an investigator on the cases that we handle. I do not give legal advice but do have an opinion about what you need to do when ch...

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  • A Citizen Speaks Out - DWI Laws Out of Control

    This is one of the problems with special interest groups (MADD) getting emotional control of the prostitutes in the legislature. This editorial was written while the Arizona legislature was considering some really drastic measures to clamp down on DWI offenders in that state. Alc...

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  • Cops on Lookout for Alcohol Smokers

    Why would someone want to take a fine, aged bourbon and smoke it? I thought I would run this story by our readers to bring back a blast from the recent past. As far as I can tell I haven't been hired on a single DWI case where the intoxication was allegedly caused by smoking al...

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