Tag: Dallas Criminal Attorneys

Most people are familiar with the term “resisting arrest.” While you may think you know what it means, are you truly familiar with how someone can get charged with resisting arrest in Texas? Specifically, are there ever instances in which it’s okay to resist arrest? What if a police officer is placing you under arrest…

A new study reveals COVID-19 is running rampant in Texas prisons where outbreaks are 40% higher than the national prison population average, leading to a greater number of deaths. The report from the University of Texas at Austin is just the latest indictment of the deadly Texas prison system. It has led to calls for…

cockfight

A recent police operation against an alleged cockfighting operation in Dallas has highlighted how people accused of animal cruelty can be dealt with in Texas, Earlier this month, the SPCA of Texas and Dallas Police seized 360 live birds they claimed were being used for cockfighting, an illegal sport, CBS 21 reported. The channel reported…

covid

COVID-19, the Coronavirus, has caused havoc and brought normal life to a standstill across the United States. It also led to the halt of the latest execution scheduled in Texas. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal court in the state, halted an execution slated for this week because of the coronavirus. The…

prison

Prisons in Texas are notoriously dangerous. Inmates have died of extreme heat and suffered illness. In recent years, the deaths of three inmates at the hands of guards highlighted the hazards. According to the Texas Tribune, three prison deaths occurred at the hands of guards in as many years in the Lone Star State. One…

marijuana

Police in Texas have struggled since last year to arrest people for the possession of marijuana following the state legislature’s legalization of hemp. The process may become easier after March when new testing equipment will allow police to make the distinction between legal hemp and unlawful marijuana. Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey, who is a…

phone call

Scammers who use false numbers to make calls are a daily annoyance for many people in Texas. Making spoof calls can now be an offense after two new bills were enacted in 2019. One of the new, little-known laws imposed civil penalties on telemarketers who violate the rules while the other imposed criminal penalties. State…

man in suit handcuffed

Texas has seen some high-profile white collar crime cases in recent years. However, new data suggests prosecutions brought for corporate corruption is falling. According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research center at Syracuse University that tracks federal data, white collar prosecutions fell under the Trump administration. They are down 8.5% from a year…

gun texas

Another mass shooting in Texas has reopened questions about some of the most liberal gun laws in the country. Seth Ator went on a killing spree that left seven dead and wounded 25 in and around Odessa in West Texas. The shooter was barred from buying guns but purchased his assault rifle in a private…

theft

Many people who are charged with theft in Texas fail to take the offense seriously. Although theft is a property crime rather than a violent crime, you can still be imprisoned for the offense. There is no minimum threshold of value of the stolen item for the theft laws to apply. You can be hit…