Tag: Criminal Charges

child arrested

Increasing numbers of young people are turning to apps such as Snapchat and TikTok during the ongoing pandemic, leading to a proliferation in online threats and a headache for schools and law enforcement. In some cases, alleged threats made on these sites have resulted in serious charges against juveniles. This month in Texas, three students…

juvenile crime

Juvenile lockups in Texas detain nearly 700 teens who need increased supervision or have committed violent crimes. Although many of these inmates are vulnerable, criticisms of the facilities and the safety of those inside them continue. In October, the federal government ordered an investigation into the troubled facilities, sparking further concern about conditions. The U.S….

crime scene

Medical professionals are charged with saving lives. However, on occasions, hospitals provide the cover for killings. Earlier this month, a Texas nurse was convicted of capital murder over the deaths of four patients. Prosecutors said he deliberately injected the patients with air after heart surgeries. A report on NBC News stated the jury in Smith…

arrested

People who are accused of soliciting prostitution in Texas are facing increasingly tough sentences after the offense became a felony in the state this fall. This month, Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn announced the arrests of 115 men who he said allegedly tried to pay for sex acts for people acting as decoys. The Star-Telegram…

hancuff

A county attorney has dropped charges against 11 migrants arrested under Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s high-profile border crackdown following claims they were set up for trespassing. The men told lawyers they were marched for about 20 minutes to a fenced ranch by law enforcement, then arrested for trespassing, the Texas Tribune reported. In the absence…

injured cyclist

A decision by a police officer not to charge a pickup truck driver who allegedly taunted bicyclists in Texas before hitting and injuring them has been questioned by the cycling community. Police in Waller County, Texas, confirmed six cyclists were hit by a pickup truck in September. Three of the riders suffered serious injuries. The…

murder conviction

Defendants in Texas are entitled to a fair trial but that does not always happen. This month, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals tossed out the capital murder conviction and death sentence imposed on Clinton Young, a man on death row. The court heard how one of his prosecutors also worked for the judge. The…

dwi crime

As Dallas criminal defense attorneys we are familiar with cases in which people are arrested on suspicion of DWI even if they have no drugs or alcohol in their system. If you have been charged with drug crimes checkout our drug trafficking page. This is what happened to the wife of Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate…

violent crime

When you hear the terms manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, it may be hard to distinguish between them. We Asked a Dallas homicide defense Lawyer Mick Mickelsen to help us understand. Under Texas law, there are four types of criminal homicide: capital murder, murder, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide. Both manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide involve the…

motor vehicle crime

Vehicle crimes have risen over the last two years in Texas, prompting a $13.6 million crime prevention grant from the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority to law enforcement agencies. The National Institute Crime Bureau recorded a 326 percent increase in catalytic converter thefts from 2019 to 2020 in an area including Central Texas. A report…