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Criminal defense plans unclear for woman facing charges

A Texas woman is facing serious charges for alleged theft of property from her place of work. She was recently indicted by a grand jury and could face potentially serious consequences if convicted. It is unclear if the woman has begun any preparations for her future criminal defense.

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.

Texas one of few states with open-file criminal defense reforms

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1963 required prosecutors to hand over to the defense evidence they uncover, even if it is exculpatory (meaning it could potentially help the defendant). Despite the fact that this is required in criminal defense cases across the country, in practice prosecutors do not always comply with this ruling. Texas is among the states that have adopted "open file" reforms to address this issue.

Texas criminal defense: 6 facing robbery and other charges

Police in Texas recently took six men who were trying to cross the Mexican border into custody. These individuals are believed to have been involved in an ATM robbery that occurred in Laredo. As the charges filed against each of them are quite serious, how they navigate the criminal defense system is really important.

Texas criminal defense: Police arrest 2 robbery suspects

Police in Texas recently arrested two men they believe responsible for a robbery in the Houston area. The charges against them may be quite serious. As such, each of the accused has the right to employ a criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect their best interests.

Texas criminal defense: concealed weapon carriers be careful

Many Texas residents own guns. A number of them have concealed carry permits and, therefore, need to be careful about when and where they choose to show their weapons. Doing it without just cause could result in criminal charges and the need for a criminal defense.

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.

Texas criminal defense: Police looking for hate crime suspects

Police in Texas say that a recent hit-and-run accident was the result of a hate crime. The victim of this crime did not appear to suffer any physical injuries as a result of the wreck, but there was significant damage to her property and emotional damage allegedly suffered. The man and woman deemed responsible for the car accident, when found, will likely face a number of charges. A criminal defense attorney will be able to help them fight the allegations made in this case.

Texas criminal defense: Woman facing several criminal charges

A woman in Texas is facing numerous criminal charges following a car crash that occurred back in July. According to reports, her 7-year-old son was killed in the wreck. Due to the severity of this tragedy and the potential consequences that could accompany a conviction, the accused will need the best criminal defense available to her.

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