Year: 2014

Human trafficking is described by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as “one of the most heinous crimes” that it investigates. It’s also big business in Texas. In a recent report, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center revealed Texas remained number two in the country in 2013 in terms of the number of calls placed…

Texas is no stranger to controversial executions but the case of the latest prisoner to die in the state has ignited a dispute over the rights of foreigners held on death row. Edgar Tamayo, a Mexican national, was convicted of killing a police officer in Houston in 1994. He had sought a reprieve from the…

The legal system in Texas is littered with wrongful convictions and the sad stories of defendants who have languished in prisons for crimes they did not commit. The case of Daniel Villegas appears to fall into an all too familiar pattern. As a young and vulnerable suspect he claimed detectives intimidated him into confessing to…

Thousands of people buy and sell items or advertise services on Craigslist every day says Dallas Criminal lawyer Clint Broden. Although most transactions go without a hitch, Craigslist has also proved to be a medium for crimes, both premeditated and spontaneous. The Dallas Morning News recently reported on how a man in the city pulled…

A society in which almost everybody has a video camera on their cell phone has highlighted some crimes in a way that would never have happened two decades ago. It also raises some questions about trial by social media. In Houston, Texas, an alleged attack on a teenage girl by a schoolmate went viral attracting…