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November 2017 Archives

Criminal defense to homicide of DPS officer may be expected

The Texas Department of Public Safety was mourning one of its own after an officer was killed while performing a traffic stop in Freestone County. The incident occurred at 4 p.m. when the DPS officer was reportedly returning to his vehicle after confronting the suspect. The suspect allegedly shot and killed the officer at that time with a rifle. It is currently unknown whether the accused man will have a criminal defense to present to the homicide charges.

Texas criminal defense: Police chase ends with arrest

Police in Texas supposedly attempted a traffic stop after noticing an alleged traffic violation. The driver is said to have declined to cooperate, leading to a police chase around the Houston area. This ultimately ended with the driver being arrested. With the seriousness of the accusations made in this case, the accused deserves the best criminal defense possible.

Embezzlement is a type of theft

When hearing the word embezzlement, one's mind might turn to cases reported in the news -- typically Ponzi schemes -- where the person responsible bilked unsuspecting clients out of hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Embezzlement is a crime that does not have to be that big, though, and it does not always involve the theft of money. What exactly is embezzlement, and what is needed for prosecutors in Texas to obtain a conviction in an embezzlement case?

Where to turn for support when facing first-degree murder charges

Facing a charge of murder -- particularly first-degree murder -- is one of the most terrifying experiences you may have in your life. Naturally, you may be worried about losing your freedom and potentially spending a significant amount of time away from your family.

Man arrested for alleged drug crimes in Texas

Anyone could find him or herself facing a serious legal predicament. When criminal charges for drug crimes are filed against a person, he or she may feel a sense of panic due to not knowing what steps to take. This feeling is not uncommon, but parties in such predicaments do have avenues that could help them determine how they would like to proceed.

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