Judge Refuses to Lower Bond in Case of Plano Neurosurgeon Accused of Botched Surgery

Cases in which doctors cause harm to patients usually come under the remit of the civil law when the victims or their families being wrongful death lawsuits. But a former Plano neurosurgeon is being dealt with under the criminal law after he is accused of deliberately harming patients. The Dallas Morning News reported on how a Dallas judge last week …

Sarah KleinJudge Refuses to Lower Bond in Case of Plano Neurosurgeon Accused of Botched Surgery

Family Protest Death of Unarmed Man Restrained by Deputies in Dallas

Over the past year we have become used to images of protestors holding signs with slogans like “unarmed,” and “I can’t breathe,” after deaths of inmates at the hands of law enforcement officers across America. But the latest images of a protest were closer to home in Dallas. The protest was organized by the family of Joseph Hutcheson, who died after …

Sarah KleinFamily Protest Death of Unarmed Man Restrained by Deputies in Dallas

Houston Man is charged with the Killings of Five Children and Three Adults

There are few more disturbing crimes than mass shootings in which children are the victims. Over the weekend, the bodies of five children and three adults were found in a Houston-area home after a standoff with a suspect who was holed up in the house. Police said a man who exchanged gunfire with the police was arrested after the incident. …

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Dallas Police Start to Tackle Backlog of More than 4,000 Rape Kits

Dallas Police Start to Tackle Backlog of More than 4,000 Rape Kits

Dallas sexual offense attorney news update: More than two years after Texas started to require all law enforcement agencies to tally up and submit all previously untested rape kits for testing, Dallas Police still have as many as 4,000 untested rape kits. But the department is now getting to work on the backlog, leading to new arrests. Six years after …

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Dallas criminal defense lawyer John Helms Obtains Not Guilty Verdict

Dallas criminal defense lawyer John Helms Obtains Not Guilty Verdict

Hunt County, Texas Woman Found Not Guilty of Felony Deadly Conduct Dallas criminal defense lawyer John Helms has obtained a not guilty verdict for a woman accused of felony deadly conduct in Hunt County. Texas – A Hunt County jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty on all charges filed against a woman accused of felony deadly conduct. Prosecutors …

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Questions Linger Over the Death of Sandra Bland in a Texas Jail Cell

The deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers have dominated headlines nationally over the last 18 months. Texas has not been immune to cases like this. In the Dallas area, the death of a woman in a Waller County jail cell has sparked a protest in the city and elsewhere in the country. Sandra Bland was arrested …

Sarah KleinQuestions Linger Over the Death of Sandra Bland in a Texas Jail Cell
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Woman from Irving Whose Three Kids Drowned in Pool is charged with Injury to a Child

A woman whose three children drowned in a swimming pool in Irving, Texas, has been charged with a criminal offense over the tragedy. The Dallas Morning News reported on how Patricia Allen posted $50,000 bond at the Irving City Jail, according to police. On July 10 the newspaper reported on how the mother was allegedly using her cellphone and failed …

Sarah KleinWoman from Irving Whose Three Kids Drowned in Pool is charged with Injury to a Child
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Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps Explain White Collar Crime

Although white-collar crimes are generally considered non-violent, “paper” crimes, they often carry harsh punishments. In 2010, the National Public Survey on White Collar Crimes reported that research conducted by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National White Collar Crime Center found that about one in four households in the U.S. have been affected by crimes like identity theft, credit …

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Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Weighs in Did War on Drugs Open Door to Unjust Disparities in Drug Sentencing Laws

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Weighs in: Did “War on Drugs” Open Door to Unjust Disparities in Drug Sentencing Laws

Texas criminal defense experts discuss factors concerning the impact the “war on drugs” has had on society. According to the Texas Department of Safety drug possession is one of the most common crimes individuals are convicted of in Texas state and federal courts. FBI crime statistics from 2012 show that possession arrests accounted for 82.2 percent of all drug arrests. …

Qamar ZamanDallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Weighs in: Did “War on Drugs” Open Door to Unjust Disparities in Drug Sentencing Laws

Texas Attorney General is Investigated over First-Degree Felony Claim

Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton could face first-degree felony charges after admitting a civil violation, according to reports. The Dallas Morning News has reported on how a special prosecutor is to ask a Collin County grand jury to indict Paxton on first-degree felony charges of violating state securities law. The report quoted Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney, who said …

Sarah KleinTexas Attorney General is Investigated over First-Degree Felony Claim