Tag: State Criminal Charges

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s controversial “catch and jail” border crackdown has left hundreds of migrants languishing for months in jail before they can even appear before a judge, according to reports. The Texas Tribune reported retired judges and prosecutors from across Texas have been enlisted to help process a constant stream of new cases after…

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The state of Texas has declared the cannabis derivative delta-8 illegal. However, confusion over the substance’s exact status means law enforcement officers have made no arrests to date against people in possession of delta-8. The Texas Tribune recently reported an increased confusion over delta-8, a substance that was commonly found in products at smoke shops…

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The issue of how religious advisors can attend condemned prisoners might seem like a trivial one. However, it has now led to the third postponement of an execution in Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of John Ramirez this month nearly three hours after he was slated to die. It marked the third…

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…

prison

Texas’ prisons were dangerous places before COVID-19 swept through them in 2020 and 2021. The coronavirus killed hundreds, including some inmates who should have been released months earlier. A new report has found at least 18 people who had already been granted parole died with COVID-19 before they could leave prison. The new study from…

Police reform bills were introduced across the country after the shocking death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year. Texas was no exception. At the end of last month, the Texas House approved three reform measures that form part of a larger raft of legislation relating to police conduct. A jury convicted Derek Chauvin, a…

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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…

bail

Texas’ controversial cash bail system has been undermined by a series of recent court rulings. This month, Galveston was ordered to change its rules when a federal judge said defense lawyers should be at bail hearings for poor defendants. A federal district judge issued a temporary injunction in the latest phase of a 2018 lawsuit….

domestic violence

Texas has a wide definition of domestic violence crimes. Although we often think of domestic violence offenses occurring between husbands and wives or people who are dating, there are many more classifications. The Lone Star State recognizes three distinct crimes of domestic violence, namely domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault and continuous violence against the family….

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Bail hearings are coming under fire across the country. In Dallas County, the secretive nature of the process is the subject of a lawsuit. Last month, the Texas Tribune reported bail hearings are open to the public in much of the country. The idea is the process should be transparent. However, in Dallas County people…