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Junk science leads to convictions for violent crimes

Crime scene investigators rely on forensic science to help them connect a crime to a suspect. Particularly when investigating violent crimes, officers may collect traces of evidence and process them in a lab. The critical stage occurs when supposed forensic experts testify to a jury about the reliability of their findings. Juries are often convinced by forensic testimony from so-called experts. However, one Texas man's long ordeal began when investigators used junk science to convict him of murder.

2 men charged with violent crimes in robbery incident

Texas police arrested two men they say were involved in a recent attempted robbery. Both are facing charges for aggravated robbery with use of a deadly weapon for what authorities say was a partially unsuccessful robbery that left one woman injured. These types of violent crimes charges are quite serious. 

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.

Texas violent crimes: When harassment goes beyond a civil offense

Harassment comes in many forms. In Texas and elsewhere, some of them are illegal and subject to serious penalties, while others are only thought civil in nature but still subject to civil liability. When harassment claims border the line of violent crimes, those accused of the behavior may find themselves in need of a good criminal defense, as the consequences may be quite harsh.

Texas violent crimes: Man wanted for beating wife and child

A Texas man is wanted by Houston police for allegedly beating his wife and hurting his stepson. The alleged incident occurred back in June, but police have yet to make an arrest. Violent crimes such as domestic violence are not taken lightly, and police will do everything necessary to bring the accused in to face trial for his alleged actions.

Texas violent crimes: Police looking for man accused of assault

Police in the Houston area are looking for a man who is accused of assaulting a Lyft driver. The alleged incident is said to have occurred on July 21. Authorities have not been able to locate the accused. However, as violent crimes are not taken lightly, he has already been charged with committing a hate crime and causing bodily injury to another individual.

Texas violent crimes: Fighting assault and battery charges

Being charged with assault and battery in Texas can come with some significant penalties if one is convicted. Violent crimes, such as this, simply are not treated lightly in court. One does not have to let an assault and battery charge ruin his or her future, though. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help.

Initiative targeting violent crime underway in Houston area

Violent crimes include a wide range of criminal offenses, from assault to murder. Some come in as misdemeanor offenses, while others are some of the most serious felonies in state criminal law. Wherever violent crime charges a person here in Texas is facing fall on this spectrum, the person’s future can be heavily affected by their case. Authorities take violent crime cases incredibly seriously, and a conviction of any type of violent crime could subject a person to life-impacting penalties. So, the quality of defense representation a person has in a case involving violent crime charges can be a matter of great import for them.

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