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November 28, 2016

How Defamation Can Play a Role in Criminal Cases

The media has taken something of a beating from both political parties this campaign season. The debate over what constitutes “fair” or “accurate” reporting has highlighted why it’s so important for the public to be able to trust what they read in print and online, as well as what they hear news reporters say on television. After all, the media is often referred to as the “fourth estate”—me...
How Defamation Can Play a Role in Criminal Cases
November 28, 2016

Dallas Federal Crime Lawyer Says - When Is Speech Hate Speech?

Hate speech is often a poorly understood area of law. In many cases, hate crimes are prosecuted under federal law. If you have been charged with this type of crime, you should work with a Texas federal criminal defense lawyer One of the fundamental tenets of the U.S. Constitution is the right to freedom of expression under the First Amendment. Modern Americans are so used to the notion th...
Dallas Federal Crime Lawyer Says - When Is Speech Hate Speech?
November 22, 2016

Dallas Federal Criminal Lawyer Mick Mickelsen Goes Over FBI Errors

You don’t have to look far to get concrete evidence that the FBI is far from perfect. In fact, the agency flat-out admits it. In a 2015 press release, the nation’s top criminal investigation agency stated that “at least 90 percent of the trial transcripts analyzed in its Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis Review contained erroneous statements.” The press release goes on to state that “t...
Dallas Federal Criminal Lawyer Mick Mickelsen Goes Over FBI Errors
November 22, 2016

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer - Do the Police Have Your Face In Their System?

If you have never been arrested or charged with a crime, there is no way your face is in a police database, right? Think again. According to a new report released by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology, an astounding half of all American faces are in police databases. If you have been charged with any type of federal crime, it’s important to speak to a Texas criminal defen...
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer - Do the Police Have Your Face In Their System?
November 15, 2016

Federal White Collar Crime Lawyer Discusses More Legal Trouble for Wall Street

Much of the 2008 financial crisis in the United States has been traced back to Wall Street, however, comparatively few bankers and financiers have been forced to answer for their alleged misconduct. Now, a relatively new federal agency wants to change that. Financial crimes are taken very seriously by federal prosecutors. If you have been charged with a white-collar crime, it’s important ...
Federal White Collar Crime Lawyer Discusses More Legal Trouble for Wall Street
November 15, 2016

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Talks About Drones

Online retail giant Amazon has famously unveiled plans to begin delivering packages by way of drone. Now, the eponymous company behind the Taser stun gun says it is considering developing drones equipped with the ability to fire from the skies. It sounds like science fiction, but Taser company representatives have already met with police departments to discuss the viability of police dron...
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Talks About Drones
November 14, 2016

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer - Is the Cash Bail System Unfair?

Most people have a general idea of what bail is and how the cash bail system works. In some criminal cases, the judge may set a bail amount, which means the accused must put up a certain amount of money before he or she is released from jail. If the accused appears at the next court hearing as promised, the bail money is returned. Because many people don’t have access to enough money to p...
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer - Is the Cash Bail System Unfair?
November 03, 2016

Types of Credit Card Fraud

With much of the world’s commerce taking place online, credit card fraud has become a serious problem. There were over 1,500 data security breaches online in 2014, which resulted in over one billion compromised accounts. Credit card fraud also costs businesses and consumers $190 billion each year. With the stakes this high, you can be sure that federal prosecutors are serious about prosec...
Types of Credit Card Fraud
October 31, 2016

Traveling Abroad as a Sex Offender

Being a registered sex offender can have a lasting negative impact on many aspects of your life, including your career and your reputation. Now, a new federal law also requires registered sex offenders to include information about their status on their passport. If you have been charged with any type of federal crime, it’s important to speak to a Texas federal criminal defense lawyer righ...
Traveling Abroad as a Sex Offender
October 31, 2016

What Are the Defenses to a Murder Charge?

Murder is a taboo in our society, and for good reason. Unlike other crimes, taking the life of another is something that can’t be undone. When you’re charged with murder, it’s normal to feel a complex mix of emotions that range from fear and frustration to anger and anxiety. In Texas, a murder conviction carries severe penalties. Despite advances in evidence-gathering techniques and crime...
What Are the Defenses to a Murder Charge?