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Criminal defense: 3 charged with defrauding the VA

Three Texas residents are facing serious criminal charges for allegedly defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs. Of the three, only one actually works at the VA, while one other is his wife who may have used her bookkeeping business as part of the scheme. The third individual is the owner of Whitetail Industries, which provided services and goods to an area VA. Their current criminal defense plans are not clear. 

Criminal charges filed over alleged daycare abuse

The owner and operator of a Texas daycare was recently arrested for allegedly abusing the children who were in her care. Multiple parents say they suspected that something was not right in the in-home facility, but police were not involved until after one father attached a camera to his son's car seat. She is now facing criminal charges for abuse. 

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.

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