Year: 2017

fraud

White collar crimes in Texas can involve large sums of money and lengthy prison sentences. Recently, two men from Texas were indicted in an alleged $1 million real estate investment scam. Earlier this month, they were indicted in an operation that involved expensive cars, private jets, and religious deception, reported AP. U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy…

texas police associations brand candidates satirical facebook pages criminal

Inflammatory statements on social media are part and parcel of political debate in 2017. However, in some circumstances, they can cross a grey area into potential criminality. In Texas, a Fort Worth businessman is accused of possible criminality over a Facebook page that took aim at a local police chief. The Texas Tribune reported how…

larceny

A crime known as “jugging” is making headlines in Texas in the weeks leading up to the holidays. The news channel CBSDFW noted people are being robbed of their holiday crash in some of the larger cities in Texas. Police say criminals are watching people when they go to ATMs to get out holiday cash,…

Public Defender or Hire a Defense Lawyer

If you have ever watched a television crime or court drama, you know that one of the first things police tell a person when they’re arrested or taken into custody is that they have “a right to a lawyer” and that one will be appointed if they can’t afford to hire their own. This part…

What Is “Probable Cause?” Criminal Defense Attorney Perspective

When someone is arrested, charged with a crime, or even stopped on the side of the road at a traffic stop, “probable cause” is an important factor. Probable cause refers to the need for law enforcement authorities to have a reason to take action against an individual, whether that’s making a traffic stop, conducting a…

texas juvenile justice dept

A series of sexual misconduct cases has led to a call from campaigners for the closure of all secure facilities for young people run by the state. Advocates from a wide range of groups pulled few punches in their demand for the closure of the controversial facilities. The Texas Tribune reported the groups wrote a…

cat hair evidence

A Texas woman is accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama as well Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 last year. She was arrested due to evidence that included cat hair, a cigarette box and a partially destroyed shipping label. Julia Poff, a 46-year-old woman, is accused of mailing the dangerous…

Frequently Asked Questions About White Collar Crimes

Movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, The Big Short, and American Hustle may glamourize white collar crime, but the reality is that white collar crimes are extremely serious and are punishable by strict penalties, including prison time. Although Hollywood gets many of the facts right, there is a lot of misinformation out there about…

What Are the Effects on the Children of Alcoholics?

When an individual drinks, the effects are rarely limited to that person alone. Unfortunately, alcohol addiction tends to have a ripple effect that expands outward — impacting the lives of the person’s spouse, children, family, and friends says a Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Mick Mickelsen. The impact can be especially tough on kids. In fact,…

Federal Offenses in Airports or Airlines

Getting through the airport and catching your flight on time is already stressful enough. Imagine being charged with a federal offense while inside an airport or flying on a commercial airline. Do different laws apply when you’re traveling? What happens if you’re charged with a federal offense in an airport or on a plane? Because…