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Facing any kind of criminal or traffic offense can be an extremely stressful and frightening experience. Moreover, negotiating the legal system in Texas is often an intimidating prospect that should not be undertaken without the help of a qualified legal professional. However, hiring a good defense attorney will go a long way in ensuring that your rights are protected. This will also reduce the financial and emotional stress of the pending trial.

Legal Services Offered in Fort Bend and Sugar Land in Texas

If you are in the city of Sugar Land or Fort Bend County in Texas and need professional legal assistance, you will find renowned law firms that can offer you unparalleled legal services. These have seasoned and highly qualified legal experts that can help you through even the most complex legal situations. Whether you are facing Driving While Impaired (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges, these professionals can help. The services they offer include:

  1. Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated (DWI) Defense

Driving while intoxicated usually refers to operating a vehicle in public while you are impaired as a result of consuming alcohol or using prohibited/controlled drugs or substances. Moreover, you may even be charged with felony in case you are a repeat offender, if you had a minor in the vehicle, you caused serious bodily harm or even death to someone while driving in this state.

These charges can earn you hefty fines, jail time, license suspension, community service, rehabilitation or your vehicle getting fitted with the ignition interlock device. To avoid any of these inconveniences, you should contact a qualified fort bend DWI lawyer as soon as you are pulled over and they will fight to ensure that your rights are protected.

  1. Driving Under The Influence (DUI) Defense

In Texas, DUI and DWI are two distinctly different offenses. For instance, DUI only applies to offenders that are below the age of 21 years. The law clearly stipulates that it is unlawful for anyone below the age of 21 years to operate a vehicle with any detectable amounts of alcohol in their system. Besides subjecting one to hefty fines, license suspension, community service and alcohol awareness courses, being charged with the offense may also ruin the offender’s reputation, education and future employment prospects. For this reason, if you, your child or someone under your care has been charged with a DUI offense, you can contact the seasoned DUI lawyers and they will ensure that their rights and freedoms are granted and respected.

  1. Theft Crime Defense

Theft related crimes are usually very serious and in case you are convicted, you might face incarceration, probation, hefty fines as well as a life-long Richmond criminal defense attorney record, which could affect your education, relationships and employment. It is therefore vital to choose experts in this particular area of practice to represent you in any theft-related case. Fortunately, the well constituted law firms in Texas have seasoned legal specialists that will put up a spirited legal fight to ensure that you are off the hook or receive the minimal possible penalty.

The skilled and knowledgeable lawyers at these firms can also handle cases involving; sex crimes, drug-related crimes, violent and white collar crimes among others. They always strive to ensure that your rights and freedoms are granted and protected and that you are able to achieve the best possible outcome in the case.


URBANDALE, Iowa — Commuters familiar with the old looping exit ramp from I-35 north to Highway 141 north near Urbandale were all too familiar with stop and go traffic.  “As the traffic demand has grown for traffic moving north, the system has become overwhelmed,” said AJ Johnson, Urbandale’s City Manager.  A $44M construction project is underway to fix it.  Johnson said, “Particularly at the 141 interchange, they looked at the situation involving slow downs, accidents and the volume of traffic starting to build in that area.”

The 141 flyover interchange aims to allow I-35 northbound drivers to smoothly exit onto Hwy 141.  “So by creating a flyover what you do is segregate the traffic coming off the interstate on that curve and move it safely across and head north.”

The flyover will not exist for drivers along Hwy 141 exiting onto southbound I-35.  That exit will remain the same.  Drivers will see a noticeable difference in several areas.  “First and foremost safety, efficiency of moving traffic,” said Johnson.

Completion in June of 2020 won’t only bring safety to Urbandale traffic.  Between the newly built 100th street interchange, the flyover and the Meredith street diamond interchange, it could bring a windfall of economic opportunity to the city.  Johnson said, “We are just so excited because it opens up close to seven-hundred acres of developmental property in the city of Urbandale.

As officials affectionately call themselves, “Uniquely Urbandale,” road projects are providing unique opportunities for their city`s future.  “When you look at how the city has grown and where our growth potential is and the impact not only on existent business but the future of business in our community, really the possibilities are almost endless,” said Johnson.

The flyover and the Meredith diamond interchange will be paid for with state and federal funds.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Good news for Steak ‘N Shake lovers, the famous franchise is planning to open a restaurant in the metro.

One of the locations developers are considering is in West Des Moines at Mills Civic Parkway and I-35.

This area has seen several new chain restaurants open their doors this year including Raising Canes and Wahlburgers.

The West Des Moines Director of Community and Economic Development Clyde Evans said more restaurants are choosing to open in West Des Moines, because that particular area of the town sees around 24 million visitors each year.

“With Jordan Creek Town Center being one of the largest shopping venues in the state of Iowa and the midwest, you also have Wells Fargo sitting there with almost 9,000 employees,”

The Iowa Restaurant Association said this competitive area in West Des Moines is good for restaurants and also their employees because it drives up wages.

“When you become a culinary destination and one place looks busy, where do you go? You go next door. We see that restaurants go into groups like this because success brings success,” President and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association Jessica Dunker said.

Opening a restaurant in the suburbs also allows more space for parking and drive-thrus.

“West Des Moines has a history of having the one and only of within the metro or within the state, but I think ultimately though what that does is that if they are successful here then they start looking for other locations in the metro area to do a second or a third store,” Evans said.

Evans said in addition to Steak ‘N Shake hoping to open summer 2019, Dave and Busters is also considering the Jordan Creek area.