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McKinney Officer Resigns – Emotions Out of Control During Arrest

Police officer Eric Casebolt shocked Texans and Americans when he pulled his gun on a group of McKinney, Texas teenagers earlier this June, 2015. Since that time, a number of questions have been raised about what the off... Read more

Dallas Police Chief Cleaning House

The Dallas Police Chief David Brown was very busy Friday making arrests and charges, but not how you might think.  In an apparent house-cleaning spree several officers were charged with crimes and disciplined March 1, 2... Read more

Dallas Police Chief Asks for Huge Technology Budget despite 4 Year Salary Freeze

Dallas police officers have been on a salary freeze for the last four years, but that didn’t stop police chief David Brown from asking city council for a long list of expensive items.  The city council has been very r... 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

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


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