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June 2018 Archives

Criminal defense: Texas family accused of running theft ring

Texas authorities recently arrested four people believed to be running a local theft ring. Of those arrested, one is a former police officer while another worked as a librarian at a high school. These types of charges may lead to serious criminal consequences if convictions result, so an early criminal defense plan may be a smart idea.

Man arrested for drunk driving found after escaping hospital

When an individual is involved in a car accident, he or she often needs medical attention. But what if a hospitalized individual is also under arrest for drunk driving? While Texas authorities try to keep arrestees under close surveillance in the hospital, a Houston man recently escaped police custody while undergoing treatment. He was later captured in a Heights-area home.

Woman faces drunk driving charges after driving against traffic

Erratic or dangerous driving behavior can often end in charges from police. This was the case in a recent Texas arrest, where a 22-year-old woman was charged with drunk driving, a misdemeanor. She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony, as police say cocaine was found on her person.

Things to know re booking process and bail proceedings

Anyone in Texas or elsewhere who has ever been in a jail cell understands that a person's main concern in such a situation is usually what he or she can do or say to get out. Any number of issues can land you behind bars, but arriving there doesn't necessarily mean you are going to have to stay there. Between the moment of your arrest and the closing of your case, a lot goes on. Two terms you'll want to understand if a police officer arrests you are bail proceedings and booking.  

Man wrongly convicted of violent crimes freed after 15 years

Being wrongly found guilty and imprisoned is a devastating experience. Recently, a Texas man was freed after an judge found him not guilty of violent crimes for which he had previously been convicted. The man had spent 15 years in prison as a result of the wrongful conviction.

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