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June 13, 2017

Pulled Over By Police? Read This By Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

Whether you were speeding or just minding your own business and obeying the traffic laws, your blood pressure is almost guaranteed to rise when you see red and blue flashing lights behind you. Getting pulled over by the police can be a scary experience — especially if the police are less than friendly with you or seem suspicious that you’ve committed a crime. No matter how many crime or c...
Pulled Over By Police? Read This By Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer
June 13, 2017

Health Care Fraud Is A Growing Problem

“Health care fraud” is something of an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of crimes related to the healthcare and insurance industries. According to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, healthcare fraud costs taxpayers $68 billion every year and accounts for between three and 10 percent of all healthcare spending in the United States. Generally speaking, fraud crimes are...
Health Care Fraud Is A Growing Problem
June 12, 2017

Detective Behind Seven Wrongful Convictions Faces Inquiry For Framing Defendants

It sounds like something out of a crime novel. Unfortunately, it’s reality. A New York Times report states that Louis Scarcella, an infamous New York City detective, is facing an inquiry into his past police work. So far, Mr. Scarcella has not been accused of a crime. However, courts have overturned seven murder convictions brought about by his investigative work — and more could follow. ...
Detective Behind Seven Wrongful Convictions Faces Inquiry For Framing Defendants
June 12, 2017

Can Teens Get In Legal Trouble For Sexting?

Parents today face a lot of challenges. Back in the day, parents had to worry about things like their children watching too much television or maybe pigging out on junk food in the middle of the night. The internet didn’t exist, and kids rode their bikes until the street lights turned on. Teenagers hung out at the mall or spent hours on the phone. The twenty-first century is a lot differe...
Can Teens Get In Legal Trouble For Sexting?
June 09, 2017

Texas Schools Warn Parents About New Snapchat Cyberbullying Game

Just about everyone has a childhood (or even adulthood) tale of being bullied. Unfortunately, bullying is something that happens in schools across the country. However, technology has made bullying even more pervasive. Rather than ending in the hallway or on the playground, bullying can now follow kids home. Social media, text, and email make it possible for bullies to harass kids at all ...
Texas Schools Warn Parents About New Snapchat Cyberbullying Game
June 07, 2017

Police Arrest The Victim Of Identity Theft — For “Stealing” His Own Identity

A recent case out of Albuquerque, New Mexico highlights one of those nightmare scenarios you hope never happens to you — getting arrested for a crime when you are actually the victim. According to reports, a 40-year-old dispatcher for the Kirtland Air Force Base Fire Department, and a military veteran himself, was recently arrested for “stealing” his own identity. As impossible as it is...
Police Arrest The Victim Of Identity Theft — For “Stealing” His Own Identity
June 06, 2017

Jewel Heists Happen — And The FBI Has A Special Team To Investigate Them

Jewel thefts may sound like crimes that belong in big budget Hollywood movies, but they happen in real life. They happen so often, in fact, that the FBI has a special team devoted to investigating crimes involving jewels and precious art. Comprised of 16 agents, the Art Crime Team is tasked with addressing art and cultural property crimes. Since it was created in 2014, the FBI’s Art Crime...
Jewel Heists Happen — And The FBI Has A Special Team To Investigate Them
June 05, 2017

Are Police Scanner Apps Legal In Texas?

Police scanners have been around for years. They’re legal in nearly all 50 states, and many people use them to monitor crime in their neighborhood. Radio enthusiasts also sometimes listen in for entertainment purposes. However, a new type of police scanner has appeared on the scene. Mobile police scanner apps are available for smartphones. With an app, you can have a police scanner in the...
Are Police Scanner Apps Legal In Texas?
May 31, 2017

Police Violence Is Not Just An American Problem

Police violence and misconduct is well-documented in the United States. It’s an issue that receives a lot of media attention — sometimes so much so that it’s easy to wonder if other countries experience such serious social and criminal justice issues. According to a recent article, police violence occurs in other countries, too. In Germany, for example, there are currently an average of 1...
Police Violence Is Not Just An American Problem
May 30, 2017

Can Police Search School Lockers?

According to an April 2017 report, police in Georgia conducted a drug dog sweep of a high school, then followed it up with pat down searches of 900 students. Some students said the searchers were “aggressive.” School officials stated that they did not authorize the searches. The report states that many parents and school administrators are angry about the personal searches of students. It...
Can Police Search School Lockers?