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March 2015 Archives

Texas authorities charge teacher with sex offenses

Crimes in which minors are the victims are taken seriously by Texas authorities, and, in some instances, the news of a suspected incident may spread quickly throughout a community. While the extra care that police appear to give to crimes against minors is most likely a comfort for many who are following a story, it can sometimes create an unfair presumption of guilt against the accused. A local case that involves a teacher now charged with sex offenses is a reminder of the importance of the presumption of innocence.

Texas authorities charge teacher with sex offenses

Crimes in which minors are the victims are taken seriously by Texas authorities, and, in some instances, the news of a suspected incident may spread quickly throughout a community. While the extra care that police appear to give to crimes against minors is most likely a comfort for many who are following a story, it can sometimes create an unfair presumption of guilt against the accused. A local case that involves a teacher now charged with sex offenses is a reminder of the importance of the presumption of innocence.

Football player at Texas AM suspended re misdemeanor charge

A football player at Texas A&M was recently suspended from participating in team practices or games, but it wasn't for the theft citation that he was issued. Instead, the charge that garnered him the suspension was for failing to identify himself to an officer. Although the charge could have been a felony, authorities decided that only a misdemeanor charge was sufficient.

Football player at Texas AM suspended re misdemeanor charge

A football player at Texas A&M was recently suspended from participating in team practices or games, but it wasn't for the theft citation that he was issued. Instead, the charge that garnered him the suspension was for failing to identify himself to an officer. Although the charge could have been a felony, authorities decided that only a misdemeanor charge was sufficient.

DWI charges not always based on legal stops

A drunk driving conviction has the power to permanently alter the course of a person's future. Unfortunately, it may sometimes appear that the Texas justice system treats those accused of a DWI as guilty before even going to court. It is imperative that defendants are still treated justly under the full breadth of the law.

DWI charges not always based on legal stops

A drunk driving conviction has the power to permanently alter the course of a person's future. Unfortunately, it may sometimes appear that the Texas justice system treats those accused of a DWI as guilty before even going to court. It is imperative that defendants are still treated justly under the full breadth of the law.

Texas men arrested for possession with intent to distribute

Federal authorities arrested two Texas men following an investigation of an alleged drug ring that helped move drugs across the southern border and into the United States. They have since been accused of possession with intent to distribute as well as conspiring to launder money. As the investigation that led to their arrest was conducted by both the IRS and DEA, the charges that they face are federal.

Texas men arrested for possession with intent to distribute

Federal authorities arrested two Texas men following an investigation of an alleged drug ring that helped move drugs across the southern border and into the United States. They have since been accused of possession with intent to distribute as well as conspiring to launder money. As the investigation that led to their arrest was conducted by both the IRS and DEA, the charges that they face are federal.