Medlin Law Firm - July 2021


Recovery Hacks

Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation, presentation, or debate, stringing together thoughts in a way you hope is coherent and

don’t want to be bogged down by a chorus of “ums” escaping from your mouth.

insightful when — poof! — you lose your train of thought? It’s frustrating. You just want to make yourself understood, but your brain has other plans. What if there were a way to keep your train of thought on track? Well, the good news is that recovering your train of thought is easy with the following hacks in mind.

Write it all down. This hack works well when you know beforehand that you’ll be speaking with someone or in front of people. Even if you never refer to your notes while speaking, simply writing down a road map for your train of thought can help you recover from a detour and speak more confidently. Remember your overall point. The easiest way to drive your train of thought into the weeds is to forget your overall point — or not to have an overriding point at all. Always have a short, overarching point you can use to recenter yourself

Repeat, repeat, repeat yourself. Paraphrasing your last few thoughts out loud can help you remember where you were going. Think of it as retracing your steps: You go back to the last words you remember saying, and more often than not, you’ll find your direction again.

and get back on track.

With these hacks, your brain will have to work a lot harder to make you lose your train of thought! Now you’ll be more prepared to tackle any subject matter, no matter how deep or technical, that comes your way.

Take a short pause. Pausing briefly is a great way to make recovering your train of thought seem natural. This hack works really well if you’re answering a question and you need time to think, and you also


The Most Common Reason Texans Are Arrested at Airports

Be wary on your travels this summer! If a person is found carrying a weapon at an airport, they may be found guilty of the prohibited places weapons offense — and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport confiscates more guns than any other airport in the nation. It is not uncommon, however, for people to honestly forget they have their weapon with themwhen they go to an airport. For instance, consider a person who uses the same suitcase to go on different business trips. They may have packed their legally owned weapon with them to drive to a business meeting and, months later, forget that it is still in that suitcase as they head off to the airport for their next business meeting. In order to be guilty of unlawfully carrying a weapon, a person must intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carry that weapon. Therefore, we are able to get a lot of these cases dismissed if we can show that they did not knowingly bring their weapon to the airport. In that case, they cannot be guilty of unlawfully carrying a weapon. Sometimes we can even demonstrate this with a polygraph test. If a person is arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon at an airport, they could be fined a civil penalty by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of up to

several thousand dollars. They could also be placed on a no-fly list. An expert attorney, however, can handle the collateral TSA proceeding and frequently get the fine reduced to a very low amount. In addition, we can secure an agreement with the TSA that the person will not be placed on a no-fly list. If a person is arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport for a weapon offense, they will be taken to the Dallas/Fort Worth DPS facility, which is on the premises of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and houses a jail. The person will be put in jail without the ability to have a bond set for up to two or three days. In those situations, we are able to do what is called a writ of habeas corpus, which secures that person’s immediate release. Then, once a case is filed against them, we can defend them and attempt to have the case dismissed. Since airports prohibit weapons, having a concealed handgun license (CHL) or a license to carry (LTC) does not stop a person from being charged with committing a crime.

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