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DWI charges dismissed for Texas appellate court judge

Being arrested can be an overwhelming ordeal for many people, and some may even begin working on their defenses as quickly as possible. However, simply being arrested does not necessarily mean that a person will actually have to face those charges in court. A Texas judge recently had her DWI charge dismissed, but the details of the reason for the dismissal are unknown.

The woman was reportedly traveling at 69 mph while in an area that had a speed limit of only 55 mph. After initiating a traffic stop, the attending officer allegedly detected the scent of alcohol and also believed that she was slurring her speech. Although the driver did say that she had consumed several drinks while at dinner with some friends, she said that her last drink had been at least three hours before she left the dinner and headed home.

Texas teen facing felony charge for friend's death

Most people would probably agree that kids and teens are naturally curious creatures. Unfortunately, this natural urge can put some Texas teens in compromising situations where someone can get hurt. Recently, police arrested a teen on a felony charge for a situation that possibly arose out of curiosity.

Two teens, aged 16 and 17, were at the house of the younger of the two when the incident occurred. The younger teen lived with his grandparents, but officials say the elders were not around as the two boys examined a gun. While playing with it, it's believed that the 16-year-old pulled the trigger on accident. His friend was struck in the head by a bullet.

Former Kiolbassa Provision employee facing state crime charges

A Texas woman's arrest and subsequent job loss appears to have resulterd from what her employer supposedly witnessed on a security camera. Facing state crime charges for theft, additional allegations apparently came from at least one individual outside of the company. According to the Kiolbassa Provision Company, the woman's former employer, the stolen merchandise totaled thousands of dollars. 

Police were notified of a suspected theft sometime after Sept. 14, 2014, when the company believes that the employee snuck out an entire pallet of product. The pallet in question contained sausages that the company produced, and are said to have been worth nearly $6,500. From there, it is believed that she sold the sausage for profit. 

Three men face federal crime charges for alleged oil theft scheme

Even as gas prices continue to drop across much of Texas and the United States, the sale of oil can still be a lucrative business opportunity for many people. Federal authorities believe that three men planned to steal oil from two different energy companies. Apparently, no oil was actually taken, although the men still face federal crime charges.

Three men have been indicted for the scheme, one of whom worked for Anardarko Petroleum Corp., while another was employed with Newfield Exploration Co. The third man actually owned a company that provided wastewater removal service, primarily to oil well sites. The two employees of the energy companies were given permission to allow the wastewater removal truck onto the premises. 

Texas man arrested for Bitcoin securities fraud

Bitcoin was created in an attempt to revolutionize the world of online payments. Although it has yet to take hold with the average consumer, the digital currency has become popular among some Internet users. A Texas man who is one of those users was recently arrested on securities fraud charges related to Bitcoin use. 

The man accused cyberfraud and financial fraud in relation to the running of an online Bitcoin scheme was in a Texas federal court in early November to have the details of his criminal complaint outlined. He stands accused of using the digital currency to run a scheme that essentially tricked other users out of their money. Out of the 100 investors that he had on board, it is reported that nearly half lost a substantial amount of money. 

Even threat of assault can cause misdemeanor charge

Some individuals in Texas may have been unaware that he or she can be charged with assault without ever touching anyone else. If an officer supposedly witnessed you simply threaten to physically harm another person, this can be enough to warrant an arrest. Usually this only constitutes a misdemeanor charge

Unfortunately, a common misconception for those facing assault charges is the idea that these types of charges can simply be dropped. Although it may be true that the alleged victim does not wish for the accused to face criminal charges, these charges stem from the state and not from any one individual. Even if an individual is ultimately cleared of the charges, the arrest will stick around on his or her criminal record, which potential future employers may see.

Alleged sexual assault victim in Texas blames friend's wife

Sexual assault is a charge that is typically thought of as being filed by a female victim against a male assailant. However, men can also be victims of sexual assault. A recent alleged assault in Texas illustrates the possibility.

In late October, a woman allegedly forced her way into the home of a friend of her husband's during the night. The victim alleges that he was unaware of the woman's presence until he awoke after feeling an individual on top of him. When he saw the female, he claims he immediately recognized her as the wife of one of his friends. Despite telling her to leave, he says that she continued to perform inappropriate and unwanted acts on him.

Drug charges among those filed in arrest of 14 in Texas

The criminal process is often complex. Most importantly, all procedures must not violate the rights of those facing criminal charges. However, those with no experience concerning the law may have difficulty navigating the process without professional assistance. At least 14 people in Texas are facing drug charges, among other accusations.

Police describe the group as a theft ring. As part of the investigation and arrest process, police claim they confiscated a significant amount of property that had previously been reported stolen. Some of the property included a vehicle, televisions and several other relatively expensive items. The property had allegedly been taken from three different counties.

White collar crimes like forgery and fraud can be fought

Been accused of a white collar crime in Texas? Unfortunately, it isn't unusual for a prosecutor to obtain evidence in such a way that is an obvious violation of your rights. Often, aggressive action is needed against these procedures. Even without any obvious trail or evidence, white collar crimes such as wire fraud or forgery can have serious implications.

Without the usual hard evidence associated with other criminal offenses, these types of allegations are typically in a league of their own. However, there is no one type of individual who is usually charged with such crimes. In fact, nearly anyone could be accused of committing them -- not just business men working at large corporations. For instance, those accused of computer hacking don't have to be working in an IT Department.

Defense claims that man is not competent to face felony charge

Unfortunately, there are many individuals across the United States who are suffering from serious mental illnesses and are unable to receive adequate treatment. In some instances, a serious mental illness may cause an individual to act in such a way that they have little to no control over. The case of a 19-year-old Texas man facing a felony charge has been in limbo for the past two years as his mental competency has been thoroughly investigated.

Roughly two years ago, a 911 operator received a call from the then 17-year-old boy who reported that his mother and sister were dead. While on the phone with 911, he allegedly admitted to killing both of them. Although he was indicted on murder charges in 2012, he has yet to stand trial.

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