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February 2015 Archives

Man admits starting fire, now facing felony charge

The circumstances surrounding a fire that destroyed part of a Texas Islamic community center are in question following the arrest of a suspected arsonist. Charged with arson -- a felony charge -- the man claims that the out-of-control blaze was far from intentional. The man's confession helped ease worries some had who feared the fire was a hate crime.

Man admits starting fire, now facing felony charge

The circumstances surrounding a fire that destroyed part of a Texas Islamic community center are in question following the arrest of a suspected arsonist. Charged with arson -- a felony charge -- the man claims that the out-of-control blaze was far from intentional. The man's confession helped ease worries some had who feared the fire was a hate crime.

Attempt to pay property tax ends in state crime charges

A Texas man was arrested during the course of attempting to pay off his property tax. He is facing multiple state crime charges, including resisting arrest for allegedly pulling away from the arresting officer. However, the circumstances surrounding his arrest may leave some feeling confused about the charges.

Attempt to pay property tax ends in state crime charges

A Texas man was arrested during the course of attempting to pay off his property tax. He is facing multiple state crime charges, including resisting arrest for allegedly pulling away from the arresting officer. However, the circumstances surrounding his arrest may leave some feeling confused about the charges.

Federal crime charges need the right kind of representation

The assumption that most criminal charges are about on par with one another may not be an uncommon idea in Texas, but it is untrue. For instance, consequences vary between misdemeanors and felonies. Moreover, how federal crime charges are handled differs greatly from how state charges are managed. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of what a serious impact the distinction between state and federal charges can make.

Federal crime charges need the right kind of representation

The assumption that most criminal charges are about on par with one another may not be an uncommon idea in Texas, but it is untrue. For instance, consequences vary between misdemeanors and felonies. Moreover, how federal crime charges are handled differs greatly from how state charges are managed. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of what a serious impact the distinction between state and federal charges can make.

Jockey Roman Chapa facing felony charge after Texas race

Accusations of cheating in horse racing are not taken lightly by the Texas Racing Commission, and some of the most recent allegations of unsportsmanlike conduct have actually led to legal action in the state. Roman Eric Chapa, the jockey at the center of the investigation, has denied accusations that arose shortly after he won a $50,000 race. Despite his objections, he now faces a felony charge.

Jockey Roman Chapa facing felony charge after Texas race

Accusations of cheating in horse racing are not taken lightly by the Texas Racing Commission, and some of the most recent allegations of unsportsmanlike conduct have actually led to legal action in the state. Roman Eric Chapa, the jockey at the center of the investigation, has denied accusations that arose shortly after he won a $50,000 race. Despite his objections, he now faces a felony charge.