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October 23, 2017

Online Solicitation Of A Minor In Texas

Using the internet to arrange or ask for sex or sexual contact with an underage individual is a serious crime under both federal law and Texas state law. Many people view the internet as a sort of Wild Wild West, in which the rules are lax and no one really polices conversations or exchanges. This is incorrect. In fact, law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels actively moni...
Online Solicitation Of A Minor In Texas
October 05, 2017

Court Says Popularity Of Cell Phones Not Enough For Probable Cause For A Search

If you have a cell phone, you’re in good company. According to the Pew Research Center on Internet & Technology, about 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone of some kind. Among those with phones, 77 percent have a smartphone. There’s no question that mobile phones are popular, but does being common mean a device is automatically subject to a search? Do the police have a right to gr...
Court Says Popularity Of Cell Phones Not Enough For Probable Cause For A Search
October 04, 2017

What Is The RICO Act?

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is a federal statute that has been around since 1970. It makes headlines every now and then in the news when federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors go after a criminal organization, such as the mafia, in a big sting designed to take down a large group of people. When President Richard Nixon first signed the RICO Act in...
What Is The RICO Act?
October 03, 2017

What Are The Potential Outcomes In My Criminal Case?

No matter what kind of case you’re facing, being charged with a crime is a scary experience. It’s normal to have a lot of questions, and to worry about the possible outcomes in your case. Will this affect your career? Will you have to worry about a permanent criminal record? How you will tell your family and neighbors? This is why it’s important to work with an experienced criminal defense ...
What Are The Potential Outcomes In My Criminal Case?
September 29, 2017

Will Tech Make It Possible For Police To Predict Crime?

Several years ago, Steven Spielberg made a movie called “Minority Report,” in which police officers in the future used technology to predict crimes. They were able to “see” crimes before they happened, and they arrested the future perpetrator before the crime could take place. As you might expect, this cut down on crime, but it wasn’t foolproof. Is a “predicted” crime a crime? If the actu...
Will Tech Make It Possible For Police To Predict Crime?
September 26, 2017

Fitbit - Fitness Tracker Solves A Crime - Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

Fitness trackers like the Fitbit have become popular in recent years. People use them to monitor their heart rate, keep track of how many steps they take, and help them get more restful sleep. Recently, a woman’s Fitbit may have helped the police bring her killer to justice. According to a CNN report, the woman’s husband called 911 in December 2015, claiming that an intruder had tied hi...
Fitbit  - Fitness Tracker Solves A Crime - Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer
September 25, 2017

Can You Get Arrested For Laughing At The Police?

Most people know what’s legal and which types of behavior will get you arrested. If you rob a bank, for example, you’re going to get charged with theft. If you punch someone in a bar, you can count on being taken into custody for assault.   However, some allegedly criminal behavior exists in a gray area. In some cases, whether a person’s conduct constitutes a crime comes down to their wor...
Can You Get Arrested For Laughing At The Police?
September 21, 2017

Criminal Charges For Looting After Hurricane Harvey

The flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey will affect Houston and greater Texas for years to come. As people slowly begin to return to their homes and rebuild, prosecutors in Harris County and the surrounding areas have already pursued looting charges against 14 people, according to media reports. The Harris County District Attorney has also stated that “burglarizing a home ...
Criminal Charges For Looting After Hurricane Harvey
September 19, 2017

Are Weaponized Police Drones On Their Way?

It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but weaponized drones may soon be hitting the skies — at least in Connecticut. Lawmakers in Connecticut have introduced a bill that would allow law enforcement agencies to use drones equipped with weapons capable of inflicting deadly force. The proposed legislation has been opposed by civil liberties groups, but is still pending ...
Are Weaponized Police Drones On Their Way?
September 18, 2017

Facebook Loses Search Warrant Case Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Offers Insight

There is no question that the internet has forever changed privacy rules. Because the pace of technology moves much faster than the law, courts are often challenged to make decisions about how the law applies to internet privacy and constitutional rights. In a recent New York case, the court ruled against social media giant Facebook over bulk search warrants. Court Allows Bulk Search Wa...
Facebook Loses Search Warrant Case Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Offers Insight