The Texas Department of Public Safety Has Arrested a Dozen Protestors

posted on 9/28/20

Protests continue at the Texas Capitol, as tension between protesters and law enforcement officers has escalated. Since the protests started in May, the Texas Department of Public Safety has been investigating and arresting suspects. Most of them have been charged with misdemeanor crimes. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently made a statement that without intervention from law enforcement, more disruption and violence would have occurred. Texas Authorities are Combing Through Protest Footage to Make Arrests One protester was arrested while he...

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Texas Teenager Charged With Capital Murder

posted on 9/14/20

A Dallas area teenager named Zephi Trevino has been charged with capital murder after an incident that took place in May 2019. She has been in custody at the Henry Wade Justice Center for a year. Two other men face capital murder charges along with her. Zephi and her parents contend that she was actually a sex trafficking victim in the incident and should not be considered a suspect.  The Shooting That Resulted in Capital Murder Charges On the night...

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Understanding Texas’ Stand Your Ground Law

posted on 9/14/20

Civil unrest is happening across the United States, including in Dallas and the surrounding areas. Police are currently investigating the death of a 28 year old man who was killed in an encounter with a motorists. The deceased man died...

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Six Arrested in Dallas for Protest-Related Charges

posted on 8/24/20

At the end of July, six protesters in the Texas Capitol were arrested on a variety of charges. The criminal charges arose from actions that allegedly happened during protests against police brutality between May 30-31. Two of the suspects face felony criminal mischief charges, rioting charges, and a charge of felony assault on a public servant. After the May 30 protest, the Republican governor called in the National Guard to help reinforce state and local law enforcement and guard the...

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Facing Gun Crimes Charges in Dallas as a New Gun Owner

posted on 8/17/20

Americans have been concerned about their safety since the protests, riots, and social unrest that happened as a result of George Floyd’s killing. An estimated 3 million additional firearms have been sold since March than would have ordinarily been sold. 1.5 million gun sales happened during the month of June. During the last week of May, gun sales increased 78% from those sold in May 2019.  Contact an Experienced Dallas Gun Crimes Defense Lawyer If you are one of the...

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Common Defenses to Texas Manslaughter Charges

posted on 8/3/20

Last Thursday, Dallas police officers seized over 100 pounds of methamphetamine. The narcotics offers had performed a routine traffic stop on a man they suspected of selling methamphetamine. When they searched his vehicle, they found over 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine. After officers made the stop, they secured a search warrant for the suspect’s home. When they searched the home, they found over 100 additional pounds of meth.  Law Enforcement Have Made Several Large Drug Busts Law enforcement officers have arrested...

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Two Men Charged in Gun Range Burglary in Dallas

posted on 7/27/20

Two young men allegedly committed a burglary of a firearms business in Dallas. The two individuals have been charged with theft as well as possession of stolen firearms. Law enforcement tracked down the men with stolen guns after viewing surveillance camera footage. The footage showed three men leaving the Dallas Fort Worth Gun Range on May 31st around 1:45 a.m. They stole over 40 firearms.  Firearm Theft The theft only took around 80 seconds. The group of men allegedly opened...

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Facing Criminal Charges for Resisting Arrest

posted on 7/20/20

Civil unrest is happening across the country, including in Dallas and Fort Worth. Protests have gone on for weeks after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis. Dallas police officers recently detained 674 peaceful protesters on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge after allegedly shooting tear gas or smoke at the protestors. If you or a loved one has been arrested for protesting, it is important to understand the crimes for which you could be...

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When to Accept a Plea Bargain

posted on 7/13/20

If you are facing a criminal charge in Texas, the prosecutors in your case might offer you a plea deal, also called a plea bargain. A plea bargain is an agreement between the defendant and the prosecution. In this agreement, the defendant agrees to plead guilty to one or more charges in exchange for the prosecution dropping the remaining charges. Many criminal cases do not go to trial; instead, they are resolved in a plea bargain.  If you are the...

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The Difference Between Battery and Assault Charges

posted on 7/6/20

Battery and assault are two different crimes in most states across the country. Traditionally, battery happens when a person intentionally or knowingly causes offensive or harmful contact to another person. Battery could include slapping someone across the face during an...

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