Offenses Using Imitation Weapons Increase in Texas

Texas is seeing a spike in crimes committed with imitation weapons, partly because offenders believe they will receive a lesser sentence if they are caught. It’s a perception that’s false in Texas. If the victim of a crime believes the weapon that’s pointed at them is real it’s sufficient to warrant a first-degree felony charge in the Lone Star state. …

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Criminal Lawyer Discusses ‘Tough Fight’ Ahead for Texas AG After New SEC Filing

Texas criminal defense lawyer Mick Mickelsen discusses the recent decision of the SEC to file securities fraud charges against Ken Paxton. Dallas, TX – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently decided to file securities fraud charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in federal court in connection with allegations that he misled investors in a technology company. Criminal defense …

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Dallas Criminal Lawyer Answers Major Question Concerning Texas Hate Crime Law

Dallas Criminal Lawyer Answers Major Question Concerning Texas Hate Crime Law

Dallas criminal defense attorney Mick Mickelsen addresses questions about the effectiveness of a major Texas’ hate crime law. Dallas, TX – Following recent news about a string of attacks in a Dallas neighborhood that are being examined as possible hate crimes, Dallas criminal lawyer Mick Mickelsen has released a publication answering long-held questions regarding the effectiveness of a Texas hate …

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SEC Files Federal Securities Fraud Charges Against Texas Attorney General

SEC Files Federal Securities Fraud Charges Against Texas Attorney General

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been charged in federal court with new charges of securities fraud. Several months after a grand jury indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on criminal securities fraud charges, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed new charges against him in federal court for securities fraud. The SEC complaint accuses Paxton of violating federal …

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Appeals Court Rules Texas Prison Ban on Muslim Inmate Caps, Beards Illegal

Appeals Court Rules Texas Prison Ban on Muslim Inmate Caps, Beards Illegal

A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has determined a Texas prison ban concerning beards and religious headwear is illegal. A three-judge 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans has ruled that an inmate ban on 4-inch beards and religious headwear imposed by a Texas prison is not legal. Recent news reports say the appeals court …

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Former Officer Facing Retrial Following Release from Jail After 21 Years

Former Officer Facing Retrial Following Release from Jail After 21 Years

Prosecutors say they plan to retry a former Fort Worth police officer who was recently released after serving more than 20 years of a life sentence for rape. Dallas, TX – A former Fort Worth police officer convicted of the rape of a 13-year-old girl more than two decades ago is facing retrial after recently being released from prison. Media …

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Dallas Police Investigate Oak Lawn Area Attack as Hate Crime

Dallas criminal defense lawyer Mick Mickelsen discusses complexities of criminal cases involving alleged hate crimes. Dallas police are investigating a recent Oak Lawn area attack as a purported hate crime. Local media reports say there has been a string of reported attacks and robberies in the area since last summer, and possibly more that have gone unreported. The latest incident …

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Violent Crime Spikes in Dallas After Week of Killings

Dallas Police Chief David Brown has boasted in the past about historically low murder rates in the city. It’s a good news message that hasn’t been heard much in recent months as Dallas has experienced a spike in homicides of more than 70 percent year on year. The Dallas Morning News reported how two more people died in a shootout …

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Corruption Allegations Are Brought Against Two Texas Officials

Public officials are expected to adhere to a standard of conduct that is higher than that of ordinary citizens. However, in Texas a number of prominent public officials stand accused of corruption offenses. These are among the most complicated and involved types of crimes that are investigated in the state. Last month, the Texas Tribune provided an update on the …

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Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Addresses Complexities of Death Penalty Appeals

Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Addresses Complexities of Death Penalty Appeals

Texas criminal defense lawyer Mick Mickelsen discusses challenges faced by defendants who appeal a death penalty sentence in a recent publication. Dallas, TX – Texas criminal defense attorney Mick Mickelsen of the law firm of Broden & Mickelsen recently released a report on the execution of a Texas man who attempted to appeal his death penalty sentence on the basis …

Sarah KleinTexas Criminal Defense Attorney Addresses Complexities of Death Penalty Appeals