Author: Mick Mickelsen

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The term Capital Murder takes its form from the Latin word capitalis, which means “regarding the head”. This is a reference to execution by beheading, which was once one of the more common forms of execution. Therefore, any murder conviction that is eligible for the death penalty can be considered ‘Capital Murder’. Being charged with capital murder…

If you have been accused of sexual assault against an adult or a child, it’s imperative to discuss your options and your case with a reputable Texas sexual assault defense lawyer with years of experience dealing with sexual criminal defense cases. It’s also important to equip yourself with as much information as possible. Your case is not…

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Getting a call notifying you that your husband or wife has been arrested and charged with a federal crime is a scary experience. You may have a lot of questions. Will this result in a conviction? What are your loved one’s rights? How can you help? If you find yourself in a situation where your…

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Texas criminal defense lawyers explain how to get your TX criminal case dismissed. When you’re facing a criminal prosecution in Texas, it’s natural to be curious if there’s a possibility of prosecutors dropping the charges against you. Most people charged with a crime have a lot of questions. Is there a difference between a dropped…

Broden & Mickelsen, LLP Dallas criminal defense lawyer for child sex crimes explain the law in detail. For many years, the Catholic Church has come under fire for widespread occurrence of child molestation. While the majority of the media attention has fallen on U.S. priests, clergy members in many other countries have been identified as…

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Recent reports released by popular rideshare companies Lyft and Uber reveal an ongoing problem with sexual assault. In the majority of cases, female passengers claimed to have suffered sexual assaults, including rape. Lyft has been the subject of so many civil lawsuits related to sexual assault that plaintiffs’ lawyers have moved to coordinate more than…

What are 5 Facts About the Death Penalty

Also known as capital punishment, the death penalty is a source of controversy and even curiosity. There is also a great deal of misinformation around the subject of the death penalty, which can lead to a lot of confusion and fear for people facing criminal charges in which the death penalty is a potential punishment….

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We’re all quite familiar with the criminal trial process as we see it on television and portrayed in the media. As a result, we hear mention of defense attorneys making motions for filing an appeal and often make the assumption that this is a common component of the criminal justice system, based simply on the…

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Increasing numbers of prisoners are spending long periods locked up alone in the United States. Experts say solitary confinement is putting severe psychological pressure on inmates and was likely linked to the death of a prisoner in Texas. Russell Johnson took his life after living in solitary confinement for over two-and-a-half years, the Texas Observer…

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New Texas Law: Tougher Penalties for Assaulting a Pregnant Woman According to the National Institutes of Health, about 300,000 pregnant women in the United States are victims of intimate partner violence each year. Research has shown that domestic violence can have a negative impact on a developing baby. Additionally, pregnancy can make it more difficult…