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Prosecutors seek to end injustice of Harris County's bail system

In April, a federal judge in Houston struck down Harris County's bail system on the grounds that it is unjust to the poor. The reason is that the county requires cash bonds for misdemeanors, which many low-income defendants simply can't afford. The judge ruled it was unconstitutional for people to be held in jail simply because they can't afford bail and ordered the release of some misdemeanor defendants.

Texas woman faces felony charge for alleged rock assault

Everyone is capable of losing their temper. However, most people are able to restrain themselves from committing any criminal act as a way to vent their anger. Texas police have alleged that a woman failed to exercise the proper restraint while at a dog park and, as a result, she now faces a felony charge for an alleged assault.

Texas woman faces felony charge for alleged rock assault

Everyone is capable of losing their temper. However, most people are able to restrain themselves from committing any criminal act as a way to vent their anger. Texas police have alleged that a woman failed to exercise the proper restraint while at a dog park and, as a result, she now faces a felony charge for an alleged assault.

Report: Cyber crime losses totaled $525 million in 2012

The Internet Crime Complaint Center -- otherwise known as IC3 -- recently released the results of its 2012 Internet Crime Report, which provides an in-depth look at some of the cyber crimes and other types of fraud perpetrated here in the U.S. and across the globe over the course of the last year.

Report: Cyber crime losses totaled $525 million in 2012

The Internet Crime Complaint Center -- otherwise known as IC3 -- recently released the results of its 2012 Internet Crime Report, which provides an in-depth look at some of the cyber crimes and other types of fraud perpetrated here in the U.S. and across the globe over the course of the last year.

Golf cart racing results in DWI conviction for Texas man

Over the last few decades, the forms of transportation that people use to get around have undergone some dramatic changes. From scooters and Segways to racing-grade cycles and recumbent bikes, people have considerably more exciting options of getting from Point A to Point B.

Golf cart racing results in DWI conviction for Texas man

Over the last few decades, the forms of transportation that people use to get around have undergone some dramatic changes. From scooters and Segways to racing-grade cycles and recumbent bikes, people have considerably more exciting options of getting from Point A to Point B.

State senator proposes mandatory drug testing for all prospective candidates

Last week, the Texas Legislature considered two controversial proposals concerning whether applicants for welfare or unemployment should be required to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits. Now, one senator is taking things one step further by asking state lawmakers to consider a proposal concerning whether applicants for public office must be required to pass a drug test.

State senator proposes mandatory drug testing for all prospective candidates

Last week, the Texas Legislature considered two controversial proposals concerning whether applicants for welfare or unemployment should be required to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits. Now, one senator is taking things one step further by asking state lawmakers to consider a proposal concerning whether applicants for public office must be required to pass a drug test.

Will criminal cases in Texas soon be subject to uniform discovery requirements?

There is perhaps no greater injustice imaginable than locking someone up in a state penitentiary for a crime that they didn't commit. In fact, statistics show that the number of wrongful convictions here in the state of Texas is astoundingly high with 117 people being exonerated over the last 25 years.