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May 15, 2020

Texas Inmates Sue Over Coronavirus Concerns at Prisons

Lawsuits brought over dangerous conditions at jails and prisons in Texas are nothing new. However, the coronavirus epidemic threatens added dangers to inmates who claim they are being unnecessarily exposed to illness. Two older inmates at the notorious Pack Unit, the Wallace Pack prison, near Houston have sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. They claim the prison failed to implement...
Texas Inmates Sue Over Coronavirus Concerns at Prisons
May 11, 2020

Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect the Statute of Limitations in My Case?

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted just about every area of life. In addition to taxing the health system and creating financial difficulties for people and businesses around the country, the health crisis has also had a widespread effect on cases in both the civil and criminal justice systems.  If you have a pending personal injury case or have been injured and are contemplating filing ...
Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect the Statute of Limitations in My Case?
May 10, 2020

Can I Lose My Assets While Under Investigation for a White-Collar Crime?

When someone is being investigated for a white-collar crime, there is almost always substantial evidence that exists against them. It’s this mound of evidence that provokes a deeper investigation in the first place. Because white collar crimes are financially motivated, criminal investigators are going to look closely at the finances and assets of the accused, often going forward with the per...
Can I Lose My Assets While Under Investigation for a White-Collar Crime?
April 12, 2020

Fraudster Indicted for Coronavirus Vaccine Scam

Dallas criminal defense lawyer explains Coronavirus Vaccine Scam   Unfortunately, there will always be people who attempt to profit off a tragedy or disaster. With the coronavirus pandemic becoming more widespread in the United States, a variety of scams and price gouging schemes have appeared online.  Now, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is cracking down on individuals looking to make a...
Fraudster Indicted for Coronavirus Vaccine Scam
March 30, 2020

Is It a Crime to Have Sex in Public? Dallas attorneys share their answers

Before you sneak off to the airplane bathroom in a bid to join the “mile high club,” or you get a little too amorous with your date in a public parking garage, keep in mind that appearing nude or engaging in sexual acts in a public place can lead to criminal charges, attorneys Broden and Mickelsen remind us in a recent post to their award-winning blog.  In Texas, public sex can result in a ch...
Is It a Crime to Have Sex in Public? Dallas attorneys share their answers
March 09, 2020

How Corporations Are Defending Themselves From White Collar Crime

Crimes under the “white-collar” umbrella are financially motivated and usually nonviolent, but that doesn’t mean that the impact isn’t devastating. Over a third of businesses have been the victims of white-collar crime, which can cost large corporations billions of dollars. It can be hard to initially detect crimes like fraud and embezzlement, leaving companies with the difficult job of defen...
How Corporations Are Defending Themselves From White Collar Crime
March 09, 2020

When Is Bribery a White Collar Crime?

The law makes it illegal for a public official to enrich himself or herself by using their office to grant favors in exchange for money or other items of value. Someone who holds public office is in a position of power, whether they serve on a small town’s city council or the highest public office in government.  This is why Texas and the federal government have laws that make it a crime for ...
When Is Bribery a White Collar Crime?
March 04, 2020

An Out-of-State DUI Can Affect You in Texas

Every state has its own laws that govern drunk driving. However, the states also participate in something called the Interstate Driver License Compact, which allows them to share information about motorists whose licenses have been restricted due to drunk driving offenses.  If you’ve been convicted of a drunk driving offense in another state, it could impact your right to drive in Texas. It’s...
An Out-of-State DUI Can Affect You in Texas
February 14, 2020

Does Cell Phone Location Data Makes for Bad Evidence?

Dallas, TX - The benefits of today’s technology are widely known. It can make life easier, connect people, solve problems, and improve the quality of some lives. In some cases, it can even assist police and prosecutors in solving crimes.  But technology also has its limits, which aren’t always discovered immediately. New technology is often regarded by police, prosecutors, and the general pub...
Does Cell Phone Location Data Makes for Bad Evidence?
February 13, 2020

Can a Juror Error Become Grounds for Filing an Appeal?

The appeals process is a critical element of the criminal justice system in the United States, but it’s not as simple or as commonplace as popular media may lead us to believe. For there to be sufficient grounds for an appeal, the criminal defense appeals attorney must be able to establish that legal error occurred at some point during the proceedings and that the error was significant enough...
Can a Juror Error Become Grounds for Filing an Appeal?