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February 04, 2016

‘Affluenza Teen’ Drops Appeal in Mexico, Returns to Texas to Face Charges

The Texas teenager now being widely referred to in the media as the “affluenza teen” recently decided to drop his appeal against being deported from Mexico and return to the U.S. Source: AP Report “‘Affluenza' teen drops Mexico appeal, returns in 1 or 2 days” “MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican lawyer for a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident s...
‘Affluenza Teen’ Drops Appeal in Mexico, Returns to Texas to Face Charges
February 02, 2016

Will Motives of Accuser Be Critical to the Defense in Cosby Sexual Assault Case?

Criminal defense lawyer Mick Mickelsen says the motives of the accuser in the case of the embattled actor may be a key focal point in the impending trial.   Actor and comedian Bill Cosby was recently charged with sexual assault over a woman’s claim that she was drugged and assaulted in his home more than a decade ago.   Source: CBS News Report “Bill Cosby in court on sex assault cha...
Will Motives of Accuser Be Critical to the Defense in Cosby Sexual Assault Case?
February 02, 2016

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Case Appeal May Not Have Answer Until Spring

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton moved to appeal a trial judge’s ruling upholding charges against him last month, and the case is still lingering. Reports now say that Paxton may not know the court’s decision until the spring. Source: My San Antonio Report “Texas attorney general's criminal case lingering on appeal” “AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is unlikely to...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Case Appeal May Not Have Answer Until Spring
February 02, 2016

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Execution Stays Granted Doubled Last Year

Texas criminal appeals attorney Mick Mickelsen discusses statistics showing the number of execution stays offered by the state’s high court increased dramatically in 2015. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted double the number of execution stays last year than any other year in the last decade new reports say, which comes as a major surprise to many due to the state’s conservative ...
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Execution Stays Granted Doubled Last Year
January 26, 2016

Officers Cleared in Tamir Rice Case: When the Law Outweighs Public Opinion

Federal criminal lawyer Mick Mickelsen discusses the recent decision of a grand jury not to indict an officer in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.   A grand jury has decided not indict two police officers in connection with the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Attorneys for the officers in the controversial case defended their actions regarding the 2014 incident say...
Officers Cleared in Tamir Rice Case: When the Law Outweighs Public Opinion
January 05, 2016

Feds Join Search for ‘Affluenza’ Teen: Why Legal Representation is Critical Now

The case of Ethan Couch, a Texas teenager charged after being involved in a drunk-driving accident that resulted in the deaths of four people, made national headlines two years ago after his attorneys presented arguments that he suffered from “affluenza” in court. According to G. Dick Miller, who testified for the defense, the condition is stated to result from the teen not having had conse...
Feds Join Search for ‘Affluenza’ Teen: Why Legal Representation is Critical Now
December 08, 2015

Pleading the Fifth: VA Executives Invoke Their Right Against Self-Incrimination

Two high-ranking officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs were recently demoted from their positions after being accused of manipulating the agency’s hiring system. The department released a statement saying Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves, both senior level executives, received demotions to Veterans Benefits Administration general workers amid the controversy.   Federal crimina...
Pleading the Fifth: VA Executives Invoke Their Right Against Self-Incrimination
November 16, 2015

Dallas criminal defense lawyer discusses a recent move by Texas Attorney General

Dallas, Texas - In his most recent attack in fighting two felony charges since being indicted for securities fraud in July, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is reportedly seeking to have the case dismissed. Reports say Paxton’s attorneys have filed a motion requesting that the charges be tossed alleging there were flaws in the case investigation and grand jury leaks.   Source: ABC News...
Dallas criminal defense lawyer discusses a recent move by Texas Attorney General
November 05, 2015

Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney Reports on Dallas Teen Rapist

The case of a teen rapist from Dallas which received nationally attention last year when he was sentenced for five years’ probation, highlights the circumstances in which a sentence can be reconsidered. Former Booker T. Washington High School student Sir Khalil Young received probation for raping a 14-year-old classmate last year. Now his case is scheduled to go before a state district ju...
Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney Reports on Dallas Teen Rapist
November 04, 2015

Sex-Trafficking Victim Services In Texas Dallas criminal defense attorney

A plan to set up a child sex-trafficking victim services program is being rolled out in Texas with the first set of grants being announced by Gov. Greg Abbott. The Texas Tribune recently detailed $133 million in grants that the state’s criminal justice division is allocating to law enforcement agencies and victims’ assistance programs in seven regions of Texas. The program is an acknowl...
Sex-Trafficking Victim Services In Texas Dallas criminal defense attorney