Tag: Dallas criminal defense attorney

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Texas prisons have an unenviable reputation for their harsh conditions. They became more deadly over the last few months as the coronavirus swept through the inmate population. More than 80 inmates have died in state prisons, many of them while serving short sentences for minor offenses. As Texas criminal defense attorneys, we do everything in…

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Lawsuits brought over dangerous conditions at jails and prisons in Texas are nothing new. However, the coronavirus epidemic threatens added dangers to inmates who claim they are being unnecessarily exposed to illness. Two older inmates at the notorious Pack Unit, the Wallace Pack prison, near Houston have sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. They…

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Police and civic leaders have highlighted a rise in domestic violence in Dallas as a factor behind a spike in the city’s homicide rate in 2019. A new approach entails more warrants for domestic abusers and agencies working more closely together. The Dallas Morning News reported domestic-violence slayings made up at least 32 of the…

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The violent crime spike experienced in Dallas in 2019 appeared to be random. However, a new study reveals it follows patterns and was linked to apartment complexes, used-goods stores, gas stations, and car washes. The study by Child Poverty Action Lab found the incidence of violent crimes to be higher around certain places. However, it…

Dallas sex crime lawyers Broden and Mickelsen

Sexual assault is a category of crimes that involves performing sexual activities with another person without their consent. Each state has their own consent laws, with very few variances among them. In recent years, we’ve seen a greater awareness being brought to the topic of consent, in a large part due to media coverage of…

Can Text Messages Be Used Against You In White-Collar Litigation? - Law Office of Broden & Mickelsen

Texting has become one of the most frequently used methods of communication. We tend to send texts back and forth without thinking much at all about the contents of the message. From a purely practical standpoint, texting enables people to stay in touch and more easily communicate. Because text messages are electronic communications that can…

What Does It Take to Get a Criminal Case Dismissed? - Broden & Mickelsen LLP

In some cases, it may be possible to get a criminal case dismissed. This is one of the main reasons for working with an experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer. Your lawyer can help you explore your options for getting your case dismissed. It’s important to note that not every case is suitable for dismissal. It…

Rehab Affects Your Drug and Intoxication Charges - Attorneys Broden, Mickelsen LLP

A person facing drug or intoxication charges should understand how a stay in rehab could affect their case. Most people have the common misconception that a stay in rehab can reduce their charges or if convicted, reduce their sentence, but your attorney will tell you that this is not necessarily true. Your criminal defense lawyer…

What Does the Right to a Fair and Speedy Trial Mean in Texas? - Attorneys Broden & Mickelsen

The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects your right to a fair and speedy trial. Here is what that really means. Our criminal justice system is designed to protect the public as a whole and to also ensure that those who are facing charges receive fair, equal treatment and that their rights are…

Who Can You Safely Talk to About Your Criminal Case? - Attorneys Broden & Mickelsen

Who can you talk to about your criminal case? Here’s why your defense attorney is the only one you should completely trust. Anyone that has ever been charged with a crime knows that it’s an incredibly stressful, confusing and emotional time. Regardless of if you’re guilty or innocent, it’s only natural to want to talk…