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Law Enforcement Agencies Promise Aggressive Round Up of Scofflaws

Recently the Dallas Morning News reported on how some police office relish the chance to arrest scofflaws during the Great Texas Warrant Roundup “as if it were spring break.” The round-up targets offenders who have evaded low-level violations such as traffic citations. Although these violations do not carry heavy sentences if they are quickly processed, offenders who don’t go to …

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UT-Arlington Says Student Lied About Gun Threat on Campus

Attacks on university campuses have made lurid headlines over the last few months, but they should not always be taken at face value. Recently, a UT-Arlington student who made a police report claiming she was threatened at gunpoint on campus admitted that she’d lied, a university spokeswoman said. The Dallas Morning News reported the UT-Arlington student had later told police …

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Cowboys Player Joseph Randle is Accused of Abuse

NFL players seem to spend a lot of time in the national spotlight over crimes they are alleged to have committed. Now Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has made the headlines after an ex-girlfriend issued a protective order against him. The ex-girlfriend of Randle has been granted a temporary protective order against him after saying in court papers that Randle threatened …

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The Most Violent Cities in Texas are Revealed in FBI Crime Report

Violent crime is seen as one of the biggest menaces to society, which is why rates for violent offenses make the most prominent headlines.  Recently, FBI data was released for 2013 that revealed Odessa had the highest violent crime rate out of 24 metropolitan areas in Texas last year. The West Texas city with a population of just over 110,000 …

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Supreme Court Rejects Death Row Appeal of Texas Man Who Killed Grandmother

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a first appeal of the conviction of a Texas man against his verdict and death sentence over the killing of a grandmother. Mark Anthony Soliz is on death row for killing a 61-year-old grandmother at her Johnson County home nearly five years ago. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reported on the recent high court …

Sarah KleinSupreme Court Rejects Death Row Appeal of Texas Man Who Killed Grandmother

Outgoing Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Record on Criminal Justice

  Rick Perry has been Texas’s longest serving governor. In 14 years in office he has changed the criminal justice system in a way that was not predicted when he first took office in 2001, according to commentators. Writing in the Texas Tribune, Terri Langford said Perry’s first budget as governor in 2001 “could have come from any Texas politician …

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Texas Man is Sentenced to 365 Months in Prison on Child Pornography Offenses

  Child pornography charges are taken very seriously and dealt with by the federal authorities. We wrote about the difficulty of defending child pornography cases here. Recently, the Dallas Morning News reported on how a 38-year-old man from Little Elm was sentenced to federal prison on child pornography violations, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for …

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The End of the Eric Williams Trial

  Eric Williams Trial Ended The capital murder trial of Eric Williams ended with Judge Michael Snipes imposing a sentence of death in accordance with the jury’s verdict. Eric Williams was found guilty of murdering the wife of the District Attorney of Kaufman County, Cynthia McLelland. During the trial, the jury heard evidence how he also killed Mr. McLelland during …

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Dallas County District Attorney is Accused of Violating the Texas Bill of Rights

  A Dallas County District Attorney has been accused of violating a law that states all crime victims have the right to be informed of all proceedings that relate to their case. A report in USA Today described how the Texas Bill of Rights states that crime victims have the right to be informed of all proceedings involving their case. …

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Driver is Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter Over Death of 16-Year-Old from Dallas

  Christmas and New Year sees a stepping up in police enforcement aimed at preventing intoxicated drivers.  Additional patrols combined with large number of holiday parties typically means a spike in the number of drivers who are arrested for DUIs. There is also often an increase in deaths and injuries caused by drivers who are under the influence. Recently, a 20-year-old …

Sarah KleinDriver is Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter Over Death of 16-Year-Old from Dallas