Somewhere in the back of your mind, you may have a memory of sitting in a high school civics lesson while the teacher explained the Bill of Rights, which are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Among those amendments is the Sixth, which your teacher may have summarized as granting the right to a fair trial for anyone accused of a crime.
No one wants to be accused of wrongdoing. It can feel degrading, disheartening, confusing and scary. Still, many people find themselves in situations where authorities accuse them of drug crimes, and the accused parties must fight to defend against such allegations.
Authorities recently filed a murder charge against a student at Texas Southern University. He is also accused of robbery in the same incident, and was on bond for a separate aggravated robbery allegation. Facing violent crimes charges such as these is an extremely serious matter, as it can result in significant criminal consequences and jeopardize future personal opportunities.
A teenage boy is facing charges for allegedly assaulting an unconscious girl inside of a vehicle. It appears as if the 17-year-old defendant will face charges as an adult rather than a juvenile. Violent crimes charges are a very serious matter in Texas, and it is possible that authorities may choose to bring additional charges based on claims made by the girl.
An alleged drunk driver recently struck a patrol car, killing another suspected drunk driver. Two Texas police officers were injured in the apparent drunk driving wreck. The driver accused of causing the wreck was also injured and treated at a hospital, from which he was then released into police custody. This was not his first drunk driving charge, and he has since been charged with murder.