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Is It Illegal to File a False Police Report?

You can’t afford to go without experienced criminal defense. At Broden & Mickelsen, we tackle the tough cases For the past few weeks, all eyes have been on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where top-ranked athletes from around the world competed in the Summer Olympic Games. It’s a dazzling spectacle of the pinnacle of sport, but it was not without its …

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Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Asks – Should Being Poor Mean You Have to Stay in Jail?

When they can’t pay, they are stuck in jail until their case moves forward. In the meantime, their job, their children, and their other responsibilities exist in a sort of limbo. No one should be punished for being poor says Texas criminal defense lawyers Broden & Mickelsen In many parts of the country, being too poor to make bail leaves …

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Four Texas Cities Are Among the Most Dangerous for Women in the Country

Four cities in Texas have ranked among the most dangerous in the country in terms of crimes committed against women. The data was released this month by the insurance and management site valuepenguin.com. It stated one in six women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape at some time in her life. The survey compared the crime, public …

Sarah KleinFour Texas Cities Are Among the Most Dangerous for Women in the Country
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Dallas Federal Cyber-Crime Lawyers Says “Romance Scams” Are the Latest Internet Crime

According to a Wall Street Journal report, cyber-criminals have begun targeting dating websites in the latest round of internet scams Compared to traditional criminals, cyber-criminals are typically much more difficult to catch. From hacking to sexual exploitation, cyber-criminals commit their crimes behind the anonymity and relative safety of a computer screen. However, law enforcement is catching up to cyber-criminals. You …

News BloggerDallas Federal Cyber-Crime Lawyers Says “Romance Scams” Are the Latest Internet Crime

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Halts Six Executions

Texas’ highest criminal court has not often been receptive to the arguments of criminal defense attorneys that their clients should be spared the death penalty in the past. But six reprieves handed down by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in recent weeks have led commentators to ask if the court is taking a new approach to execution appeals. The …

Sarah KleinTexas Court of Criminal Appeals Halts Six Executions
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What’s the Difference Between State and Federal Criminal Charges?

Experienced Dallas Criminal Defense Firm of Broden & Mickelsen Explains State and Federal Criminal Charges Whether you’re facing a prosecution in state or federal court, getting arrested and charged with a crime is a terrifying experience. If you’re up against federal charges, however, you can’t afford to forego experienced criminal defense. States have the right to enforce their own laws …

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What Are the Most Commonly Prosecuted Federal Crimes?

Federal prosecutions are generally more serious than prosecutions carried out at the state level. Although any type of criminal charge should be taken seriously, federal crimes often carry harsh sentences. If you are facing a federal prosecution, you need the help and experience of a federal criminal defense lawyer. Not all criminal defense attorneys have tried cases in federal court. …

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Re-evaluation of DNA Evidence May Lead to Re-opening of Thousands of Texas Cases

Thousands of case files are set to be reopened in Texas after a change in scientific standards for DNA evaluation raised questions about the convictions of numerous defendants. DNA evidence has been seen as a highly reliable indicator of guilt or innocence in criminal cases for decades. But a major re-evaluation in the probabilities involved has led to the re-opening …

Sarah KleinRe-evaluation of DNA Evidence May Lead to Re-opening of Thousands of Texas Cases
40-Year Prison Sentence for LGBT Hate Crime

40-Year Prison Sentence for LGBT Hate Crime

Hate crimes are not always easy to define. In some cases, it’s easy to recognize an offense as a hate crime. For example, violence against someone who wears particular religious clothing is widely acknowledged as a hate crime. In Oklahoma, a man was recently charged with a hate crime after he murdered his neighbor for no other reason than the …

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Texas Driver is Jailed for 50 Years for Sixth DWI Offense

  Texas has a no nonsense reputation for drunk driving and long prison terms are not uncommon in the Lone Star state for DWI drivers. However, the sentence that was handed down to Ronnie Paul Hobgood was stiff even by the state’s standards. Hobgood was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in February. In August he was sentenced to 50 …

Sarah KleinTexas Driver is Jailed for 50 Years for Sixth DWI Offense