Posted on | January 29, 2013 | No Comments
Criminal Defense Legal Help from Attorneys Who Are Experienced in Court
It may be tempting not to take a misdemeanor drug charge seriously. The immediate legal consequences of such a charge may not be all that serious and can include community service and treatment for drug use.
Longer-term consequences, however, can be more serious. Health care and teaching licenses can be endangered. Access to student loans may be cut off. Current and future employment can even be affected.
Before you plead guilty or accept a supposedly beneficial plea offer, contact the criminal defense lawyers of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC. You need counsel from an attorney who understands the full effect of a drug conviction on your record and your life, and who can assess the validity and accuracy of prosecutorsâ€™ claims.
Our criminal defense team includes a former Plano policeman, former Collin County assistant district attorney and a former judge. Most importantly, we have been to trial numerous times and handled hundreds of misdemeanor cases. We can quickly determine whether you may be eligible for deferred adjudication or expungement, or determine how to best present your case for the dismissal of charges. We can also draw on our trial experience both as a bargaining point and to prepare your case for trial if necessary.
Contact a McKinney Texas Criminal Attorney
We can handle your marijuana possession case or other misdemeanor drug case while listening to your concerns and treating you like family. A large portion of our cases arrive through referrals from clients who were highly satisfied both with the service they received from us and their result. For more information regarding our firm and your rights and options, contact Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC by filling out our online intake form, or by calling 972-725-1307.
Posted on | December 28, 2012 | No Comments
Criminal Defense Legal Help from Experienced Trial Attorneys in McKinney
- A conviction for a second offense can lead to a fine of $4,000 and jail time of at least 30 days and possibly one year.
- A conviction for a third offense can lead to a fine of $10,000 and jail time of at least two and possibly three years.
- If someone was seriously injured or killed due to anotherâ€™s drunk driving, the accused faces a fine of up to $10,000 and jail time of at least two and possibly three years, even if it was the accusedâ€™s first DWI offense.
Clearly, lawmakers take drunk driving seriously. So do law enforcement officials and prosecutors.
If you face a repeat or felony DWI charge in Texas, contact the criminal defense attorneys of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC. Our team is made up of experienced trial lawyers and includes a former policeman, a former assistant district attorney and a former judge.
With our extensive background in so many areas of criminal law, we can provide the knowledgeable and aggressive representation needed to answer important questions relating to plea bargains, charge reduction and the advisability of taking a case to trial. We can also draw on decades of experience to question prosecutorsâ€™ evidence based on police errors, blood alcohol level errors and probable cause issues.
When you face a month, a year or years in jail, it makes sense to consult with an attorney who is experienced in handling a repeat or felony DWI charge similar to the one you face. To contact a lawyer at Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC, call 972-725-1307 or fill out our intake form online.
Posted on | November 28, 2012 | No Comments
…KNOW THIS – The other driver or property owners insurance company does not want to pay you for your injuries!
If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident, car wreck, trucking accident, or motorcycle accident, or a fall, or even think you may have been hurt, there are some very important things you need to know before you move forward with your claim:
1. Go the doctor as soon as possible if you haven’t already. Don’t delay. In the eyes of the insurance adjuster, a doctor’s visit is evidence that you were injured. The longer the time between the accident date and the date you first go to the doctor (gap in treatment), the more the insurance company will likely argue that you werenâ€™t hurt to start with and decrease any offer.
2. Be careful as to what type of doctor your go to. If you have a family doctor, he/she may not be familiar with injuries received in auto accidents. However, if you donâ€™t know of a specialist, start with your family doctor for a referral to a doctor, therapist, or chiropractor who deals with people injured in accidents.
3. Once you start your appointments, you need to attend everyone that is scheduled for you. The first reason is that for medical reasons, you likely need the therapy or treatment. The second is that it just gives the insurance company another reason not to pay you for your injuries if you donâ€™t have evidence to show them that you were hurt. Missing appointments is a mistake – for medical reasons and for affecting the value of your personal injury settlement.
4. The insurance adjuster for the other driver is not trying to help you get a fair settlement of your claim. They have one goal in mind: to protect their insured (the other driver) and to pay you as little as possible. The insurance companies donâ€™t make millions of dollars each year because they pay out on insurance claims to injured people like you!
5. There are several different kinds of damages that you may be able to recover for in your specific case. You need to know what those are (the insurance adjuster does), how they are defined, and if your case provides evidence to get you a recovery for those damages. Some of the damages recoverable are medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, loss of consortium, physical impairment, disfigurement, and property damage to your vehicle.
6. Do not let yourself give a â€œrecorded statementâ€. Even while talking with the other driverâ€™s adjuster, you have to be extremely careful what you say about your injuries. Every word can be turned against you and may potentially lead to a dramatic decrease in the amount of any settlement offered to you.
7. It is likely that the insurance company will treat you more fairly with regard to the damage to your car than they will for your personal injury claim. They donâ€™t have much flexibility in the property damage, so they will â€œtake care of youâ€ in an effort to get some goodwill when it comes to trying to close out your personal injury claim.
8. The insurance adjuster DOES not owe you any legal duty to be fair or reasonable. They will try to get you to believe they’re helping you; get you to settle your case before your medical treatment is finished; and may even convince you into thinking you don’t need a lawyer. Unfortunately, if you believe this you will likely either harm your case before a lawyer represents you or you will settle for a lower amount than you should get for your injuries.
9. Find a lawyer you like who will work for you. You will be working with your lawyer for a long period of time, so it is good to ask questions when trying to find a lawyer about these levels of experience:
- Experience in handling accident and injury cases
- Experience in the art of negotiating
- Experience in handling both sides of a personal injury claim
Contact McKinney Texas Personal Injury Attorneys
Attorney Dale R. Rose has each of these qualifications listed above and 20 years experience. We specialize in cases in Collin County, including Plano, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Anna, Melissa, Princeton, Prosper, Celina, Fairview, and other surrounding communities. We are your local â€œhometownâ€ lawyers in Collin County with over 80 years combined time here in Collin County. Please call 972-725-1307 for the handling of your claim, or fill out our online intake form.
Posted on | November 27, 2012 | No Comments
In many states, property is divided equally during a divorce, with few exceptions. In Texas, though, judges have considerable discretion in deciding what property should go to which spouse. If you are interested in retaining the full amount of assets you feel you are owed, or if you would like to retain key property, contact an experienced divorce attorney who can advocate for your property interests by determining whether you:
- Contributed financially or materially to the development, operation or maintenance of a business or other property
- Brought property into your marriage
- Inherited property prior to or during your marriage
- Have specific property rights as laid out in a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement
We can also provide counsel and assistance regarding specific assets like retirement accounts, protect your rights in property transfer disputes, investigate potentially hidden assets and handle all other issues related to property and debt division during divorce.
We are the family law attorneys of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC, in McKinney, Texas, and we have provided a full range of divorce law services since 1999. We realize that for many people, standards of living fall following the loss of the economic advantages provided by marriage. Our goal is to lessen the economic stress of divorce for each client. In addition to protecting assets through property division assistance, we can handle matters pertaining to child and spousal support.
McKinney, Texas, Divorce and Property Division Legal Information and Assistance
For property division legal help in Texas, turn to Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC. To contact us, fill out our intake form online or call 972-725-1307.
Posted on | November 2, 2012 | No Comments
If you get injured in a car wreck, you ought to be able to collect compensation for your bodily injuries and vehicle damage from the other driverâ€™s insurance company. Donâ€™t expect that to happen without help from an attorney.
An insurance company makes money by not paying you money. The â€œfriendlyâ€ insurance adjuster that you think is going to help you is actually trying to pay you as little as they can and still convince you to settle your case. An insurance company will only pay a lot of money for cases that expose them to high risk by way of a lawsuit. If you are not represented by an attorney, the insurance company will offer nothing or very little because they know you canâ€™t file the lawsuit against their driver on your own. Without an attorney, the insurance carrier has no risk or incentive to pay a lot of money.
A lot of people make the mistake of trying to settle their claim on their own believing that they can save the cost of legal fees. I have seen it time and time again that the â€œfriendlyâ€ insurance adjuster has convinced you to answer questions designed to obtain unfavorable responses from you that they have recorded and will use to deny your claim or offer a small amount to settle. The end result is a bad offer to settle and damage to your case.
To deal with the insurance carriers, you need to hire an attorney to represent you if for nothing else to make sure you donâ€™t make a mistake and jeopardize your claim. Attorney Dale R. Rose can work for you and very likely collect a greater settlement from the insurance company by managing your claim aggressively through trial if necessary. Although Dale R. Rose can settle most cases without a lawsuit and still get you a satisfactory result, he will prepare every case as if it were going to court and put the insurance company at risk.
From the first date of the contract, Dale R. Rose will stop the insurance adjuster from making direct communications to you in order to prevent them from trying to acquire evidence they can use to defend the claim. We will get the evidence needed to prove your case: police reports, witness statements, videos, photographs, and in some cases accident reconstruction engineers and other experts.
Contact attorney Dale R. Rose immediately after your car wreck and he can start working to get you a recovery for your damages. Typical damages recovered are for both past and future medical expenses, physical pain and mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of earning capacity, and in some cases loss of household services and loss of consortium.
Call us now at 972-725-1307 or fill out our intake form online. Donâ€™t screw up your own case by trying to handle it yourself.
Posted on | October 23, 2012 | No Comments
Texas Family Law Legal Counsel Since 1999
When a childâ€™s parents are unmarried and have a fragile or even hostile relationship, it can be difficult to agree on important questions relating to paternity, child custody and visitation rights. Often, the most effective way to obtain answers and establish and enforce rights is through legal processes.
The paternity and fatherâ€™s rights lawyers of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC, can meet with you, listen to your full concerns and offer results-driven legal counsel and assistance. We have practiced family law in Texas since 1999 and are skilled both in resolving disputes through discussions and negotiations and in litigating disputes in court.
Are you a mother who would like to obtain child support payments from your childâ€™s father? Are you a father who would like to establish paternity or who has established paternity but would like more rights regarding your child? Do you have questions regarding your rights as a non-biological father?
We can bring legal knowledge and experience, an extensive track record of success and a deeply felt desire to assist you to any paternity law challenge you face. For us, family law is about advocating for the rights of mothers, fathers and children and achieving a best-possible solution for all.
Donâ€™t face confusing paternity, adoption, conservatorship, child custody, child support or relocation questions without knowledgeable legal advice and assistance. Instead, count on Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC, in McKinney. With decades of legal experience, we can help you understand your rights and responsibilities and work effectively to achieve your goals. Contact us online or call us at 972-725-1307.
Posted on | October 19, 2012 | No Comments
The argument over who carries blame in the event of a dog attack has go on since the beginning of time. Some owners of so-called â€œdangerous dogsâ€ argue that dog bites only occur when the dog is poorly treated or that the victim somehow provoked the dog. The non-owners sometimes argue against the alleged impracticality of pit bulls and other â€œattack dogsâ€ as family pets. It has gone so far as some states passing breed-specific legislation combat dog bites in some states.
The Centers for Disease Control report that 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bit by dogs each yearâ€”885,000 of these require medical attention. Unfortunately, most of the victims are children, who are the most helpless against a vicious dog attack.
The bottom line is that it is up to the owner of a dog, more than young children, their parents, the elderly, or any other potential victims, to make sure that the animal in question does not pose a threat except when in protection of its owner or property. The owner of a dog that is either very large or the member of a breed known for aggression should be knowledgeable about the animal breed and how to control the dog. Dog owners nevertheless have a moral responsibility to take all precautions to prevent situations where the dog may bite another person.
Attorney Dale Rose has handled many cases involving dog bites and representing victims of dog bites. It is typical that the home owner where the dog resides will have liability insurance that can help recover your damages. The history of the dog and if any prior bites from the dog are known by the owner is a very important part of the investigation. If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, call attorney Dale R. Rose at 972-725-1307 or contact him online, as soon as possible to understand your rights and the correct way to proceed against the dogâ€™s owner.
Posted on | September 24, 2012 | No Comments
Dangerous Building and Property Claims in Collin County
The North Texas law firm of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose advises clients about the most effective ways to recover financial compensation for injuries suffered in residential buildings, commercial properties, parking facilities and construction zones. To find out more about our ability to help you collect the damages you need for injuries caused by dangerous property conditions, contact us in McKinney for a free consultation.
Discuss Your Premises Liability Case with a Lawyer: Call 972-562-0266
Premises liability is the legal term for an ownerâ€™s duty to keep his or her buildings and grounds in a condition that is reasonably safe for residents, visitors, commercial patrons and the general public. In any lawsuit involving an injury such as a slip and fall or the failure of a structural component, however, there will likely be considerable dispute as to what â€œreasonably safeâ€ means under the circumstances of the injured partyâ€™s claim.
With a well-earned reputation for excellence in premises liability litigation, Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose gives clients a good idea of the strength and weaknesses of their cases based on the applicable law and the evidence. If the facts show that you should be entitled to civil damages for the negligence of a property owner or building manager, our experience with the investigation and proof of premises liability claims can give you a significant advantage, both in settlement negotiations and in court.
Our law firm represents people whose claims range from slip-and-fall injuries to violent assaults in commercial buildings like night clubs or parking garages. Our familiarity with the Texas law of premises liability can help you understand your rights and the most effective methods for protecting them.
Overcoming the Comparative Negligence Defense in Unsafe Building Cases
In many cases alleging injuries due to unsafe commercial or residential property conditions, an owner and his or her insurer will claim that the injured person should have taken reasonable steps to avoid the risk of injury. Known as the comparative negligence defense, this litigation strategy aims to reduce the defendantâ€™s liability by proving that the plaintiff was partially, mostly or entirely at fault for the injury.
You should be aware that any carelessness of your own might just reduce the amount of damages you can collect rather than eliminating your right to compensation. Our attorneys can explain how comparative negligence might apply to your personal injury claim, and we can develop strategies that can overcome it.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by building code violations, slippery floors, poor lighting in hallways or stairways, or structural defects in residential or commercial buildings, the North Texas premises liability attorneys of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose can help you understand your legal rights and practical options. Contact us in McKinney for a free consultation, or learn more about our firm by visiting http://www.mckinneylaw.com.
Posted on | September 17, 2012 | No Comments
Many automobile accidents or other types of accidents result in injuries to a persons spine. Many auto accidents result in disc injuries, which are injuries to the cartilage pads that exist between the bones of the spine. Sometimes, a disc compresses or degenerates due to trauma. Some common disc problems include disc bulges and herniated or ruptured discs.
Disc bulges are often the first step towards a more serious problem called a herniated disc. A herniated disc is similar to a disc bulge, except that the outer layers of the disc weaken to the point of tearing. A disc bulge in the lower back can cause back pain, numbness, tingling, sharp pain, or weakness in the feet or legs. A disc bulge in the neck can cause pain, but in some cases causes numbness, tingling, sharp pain or weakness in the arms or hands.
A herniated disc is more serious than a disc bulge, which is simply a weakening of the disc. Symptoms of a herniated disc can vary greatly but can include lower back aches, numbness, weakness, leg pain, tingling, deep muscle pain and muscle spasms.
Being in a car wreck, motorcycle wreck, or involving a truck can easily result in back and neck injuries. When a person hurts his or her back in an accident, lifelong pain, surgery, or rehabilitation may result. You may not be able to tell the full extent of the damage to your back until some time has passed after the accident. Therefore, if an insurance adjuster pressures you to take a settlement shortly after an accident, you should not accept the offer until after youâ€™ve consulted with a personal injury attorney.
I look forward to being able help you with any injury, whether neck, back, or any other type of injury from an auto accident. Please contact attorney Dale Rose through www.mckinneylaw.com for any injury and he will help you recover the damages that you should get when someone elseâ€™s negligence has caused you injury.
Posted on | August 22, 2012 | No Comments
Helping You Understand Your Rights Following Property Related Accidents in Texas
When a floor collapses, a tool falls from above or a handrail breaks, it is easy to understand that you were the victim of dangerous conditions. It can be more difficult, though, to understand that if you trip and fall on anotherâ€™s property, the fault may not be yours. Why?
You may question the care you were taking when walking on anotherâ€™s property and may feel you are to blame. A manager or other party may even have already said as much to you.
Legally, though, the owners of homes, apartment buildings, grocery stores and malls, as well as homeownersâ€™ associations have a responsibility to ensure your safety. Before you decide not to pursue a slip and fall injury claim, contact an attorney to determine whether you are owed compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering or other loss.
The personal injury lawyers of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC, can provide the knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation needed to obtain full compensation following a premises liability accident. We have successfully handled claims involving spills, wet surfaces, uneven sidewalks and dangerous debris, as well as related issues like lack of lighting and broken or missing handrails.
We couple results-driven legal assistance with the caring and understanding that is often needed and welcomed during the legal process and recovery from serious injuries. We know you need to feel that your attorney understands your concerns and is familiar with your problems. We consider our clients to be like family, and the genuineness of our attorneys and staff results in frequent repeat clients and referrals.
Count on Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC, following a slip and fall accident in Texas. To contact us, call 972-725-1307 or fill out our online intake form.keep looking »