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Dallas, Harris Counties Are Deadliest Places For Women In Relationships

Harris and Dallas Counties in Texas are two of the deadliest for women involved in domestic violence. For both counties in 2013, The Texas Council on Family Violence reported that 20 women died during domestic violence i... Read more

Texas Death Row Inmate Granted a Stay of Execution

A Federal Appeals Court in New Orleans decided to grant a stay of execution to convicted felon Robert James Campbell. The ruling came after Campbell's criminal defense attorneys argued that he and the State of Texas had ... Read more

Trayvon Martin Murder Trial Begins with Opening Statements

Today marks the beginning of the murder trial centering around volunteer neighborhood watch guard George Zimmerman, and teenager Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s criminal defense attorney will have to keep the state from co... Read more

Female Texas Trooper Fired For Unnecessary Cavity Search of Two Women

Usually when we hear about allegations involving cavity searches and people feeling violated from law enforcement searches, the officer who performed the search was a male.  When we hear about any kind of physical viola... Read more

Failure to Report a Felony is a Crime in Texas

Dallas Criminal Felony Defense Attorneys In 2003, the Texas legislature enacted a law making it a Class A misdemeanor if you witness a felony and fail to report it: § 38.171. FAILURE TO REPORT FELONY (a) A person com... Read more

Failure to Stop or Report Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child

Not Reporting or Trying to Stop the Sexual Assault of a Child is a Serious Crime in Texas As more and more information comes to light regarding the Penn State Sandusky sex scandal, an outraged public is demanding answer... Read more

Leaving a Child in a Vehicle in Texas – The Criminal Consequences

The hot weather in Texas can pose risk of serious injury or death to a child left unattended in a motor vehicle. Accordingly, the Texas legislature enacted laws providing criminal penalties for such an act. If you have b... Read more

Misapplication of Fiduciary Property or Property of a Financial Institution

Have you or someone you know been accused of or charged with the misappropriation or misapplication of funds or property entrusted to them? Have you been charged with using trust property for your own benefit, or with tr... Read more

Engaging in Deceptive Business Practices in Texas

Have you been arrested for or charged with engaging in deceptive business practices in Texas? In recent years, faced with increasing complaints from consumers, Texas prosecutors and law enforcement authorities have alloc... Read more

Felony & Misdemeanor Assault Laws in Texas

Have you been charged with assault in Texas? You could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on a variety of factors. The penalties can be severe, including up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $10,00... Read more

Evading Arrest or Detention in Texas

Have you been arrested and charged with evading arrest or detention in Texas? Are you uncertain of your rights, concerned about the potential penalties? Do you have questions or concerns about the potential defenses you ... Read more

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in Texas

Have you been arrested or charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in Texas? Are you uncertain what the potential consequences will be, as well as any defenses you may legitimately raise? This blog posts identifies ... Read more

Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon in Texas

Have you been charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon in Texas? Are you unsure of the potential ramification of such a charge? Do you have questions or concerns about what potential defenses you might raise? This blog ... Read more

Refusal to Execute Release of Fraudulent Lien or Claim

If you have performed work on a construction project, and executed a lien against the property, you can find yourself facing criminal charges if you fail to release the lien, or if the lien is considered to be fraudulent... Read more

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution

Are you facing charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution under the provisions of the Texas Penal Code? There are defenses you can raise. This blog post provides an overview of the law, as well as defenses you may ... Read more

Failure to Report a Felony in Texas

In Texas, if you are a witness to a felony, you cannot simply pretend you didn’t see it or have knowledge that it occurred. The Texas legislature has made it a crime to fail to report a felony. The law was enacted in 2... Read more

Making a Firearm Accessible to a Child

It can be your worst nightmare to have a child accidentally get their hands on a firearm. You may be stunned, however, to find yourself facing criminal charges in such a situation. The Texas legislature has set forth spe... Read more

Resisting Arrest, Search or Transportation in Texas

When a police officer in Texas attempts to arrest, search or transport you, and you use any type of force to resist, you may find yourself facing additional criminal charges. The Texas legislature has enacted specific pr... Read more

Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear in Texas

If you have been arrested and released on bail in Texas, you are required by law to appear at all schedule court hearings. Even if you don’t have to post bail to secure your release, if you fail to appear, you can be c... Read more

Credit Card Fraud

Dallas – Fort Worth Credit Card Fraud Attorney Credit card fraud is covered under Section §32.31 of the Texas Penal Code and can happen in any of the following ways: The use of a stolen or fraudulently obtained... Read more

Fraudulent Transfer of Motor Vehicle

Dallas – Plano Criminal Defense Fraud Attorneys A “fraudulent transfer of motor vehicle” happens when a car is sold or taken without the consent of its owner. This involves car sales, leases, subleases, and prop... Read more

Hindering Secured Creditors – What it Means & How Honest Mistakes are Charged

How Unintentional Bankruptcy Fraud & Hindering Secured Creditors Charges Occur It's not unusual for emotions to run high when a bank forecloses your house or a car dealer informs you your car is about to be repossessed.... Read more

Dallas Real Estate Fraud Attorneys

Under §32.32 of the Texas Penal Code, "False Statement to Obtain Property or Credit or in the Provision of Certain Services," real estate fraud is said to occur when "(b) A person commits an offense if he intenti... Read more

Dallas White Collar Crimes Attorneys

In white collar crimes, forgery involves imitating, making, or creating documents in order to deceive others for criminal purposes. In cases involving real estate, banking, or corporate fraud, forgery can involve falsify... Read more

Prescription Drug Charges – Dallas TX

To be charged with the illegal possession of prescription drugs or any other prescription drug crime can be a disturbing experience. Most people charged with these types of offenses have never been charged with a crime i... Read more

Plea Agreements | DFW Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime in Texas, chances are, at some point, you will be offered the opportunity to enter a plea agreement to avoid the uncertainties of trial. Every criminal defendant needs to consider t... Read more

Seal Your Criminal Record – File a Petition for Non-Disclosure

Texas Record Sealing & Non-Disclosure Attorneys If you are thinking about sealing old criminal charges from your record in the Dallas, Texas area, you need an attorney experienced with petitioning the Court for non-disc... Read more

Public Intoxication Laws in Dallas Texas

The offense of public intoxication is an unusual one in Texas. If you have been charged with public intoxication, you probably have more questions than you have answers. Only an attorney with the knowledge, skills and ex... Read more

Juvenile Crimes in Texas

Why Hire an Experienced Juvenile Crime Lawyer A child charged with committing a crime in Texas faces unique consequences from the criminal conviction to a negative impact on his or her future. Your child deserves the c... Read more

Firearms Laws in Dallas Texas

As a citizen of Texas, you have the right to bear arms and protect yourself. But, if you break certain laws, you may have this right revoked. The laws regarding carrying concealed firearms in Texas are especially confusi... Read more

Internet Fraud Laws in Texas

Internet fraud is one of several types of internet crime that has grown steadily with the rapid improvement of technology, the increase of instantaneous communication over the web and the anonymity afforded by the use of... Read more

Dallas Texas Bank Fraud Attorney

If the U.S Attorney's Office has charged you with Bank Fraud, whether as a key player in a large investment scheme or bad check scheme, or if you are only a charged with playing a small role in a business fraud, you need... Read more

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm – Dallas TX

Citizens of Texas have the right to bear arms and protect themselves. But, if a citizen breaks certain laws, he or she may have this right revoked. Anyone convicted of a felony is considered a safety risk to the general ... Read more

Dallas Mail Fraud Laws in Texas

Dallas - Fort Worth Federal Criminal Defense If you have been charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office with mail fraud, you need the knowledge, skill and understanding of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you ... Read more

Texas Drug Free Zone Laws

Drug possession (including marijuana) in "drug-free" zones in Texas can result in more severe penalties and punishments than possession outside of those areas. Depending on the charge, a range of punishment may be raised... Read more

Kevin Clancy interview on Fox 4 News

Kevin Clancy interview commentary on the DPS trooper who is accused of excessive force ... Read more


When we talk about forgery, usually we are talking about falsely making out a check or some other means of obtaining money by fraud. However, forgery can include falsely signing a will or a deed or some other recorded in... Read more

Deceptive Business Practices Laws in Texas

Deceptive business practices sound like something that should be handled in the civil courts. But District and County Attorneys in Texas have recently been discussing the criminal aspects of these situations and focusing... Read more

Fraudulent Transfer Laws in Texas

The transfer of title to an item of property, especially a house or some other highly valuable asset, is usually something that you are free to do as you please. However, if you deed your house to your wife to avoid losi... Read more

Deadly Conduct Law in Texas

A charge of Deadly Conduct is a very serious one. And just what deadly conduct is is very broad under Texas law. But one thing is certain; you should not face a charge of deadly conduct without an attorney who can aggres... Read more

Crimes Against Elderly Could be Classified as Hate Crimes

In Queens, New York, prosecutors are beginning to classify non-violent crimes against the elderly as hate crimes. Typically, hate crimes are when a defendant commits a violent crime against someone because of their gende... Read more