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June 2018 Archives

13 drug bust suspects to appear in Texas court

On June 22, 13 people appeared in a West Texas federal courthouse on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine. The charges stem from raids conducted by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, Texas Department of Publish Safety and Brownfield police. Multiple locations in the cities of Lubbock, Terry County, Brownfield and Meadow were searched during the raids.

Factors used during sentencing in first degree murder cases

An individual who is charged with first-degree murder in Texas could face decades in prison or even a death sentence. The severity of the penalty handed down depends on the facts of the case as well as the criminal record of the defendant. Sentences are often more severe for those who committed murder while also committing another offense such as rape or arson.

Man faces capital murder charges in 2-person shooting

A Texas man has been charged with capital murder for allegedly shooting his wife and a friend to death at the couple's home on June 10. Authorities were reportedly called to the Poth home, located in the 400 block of Carrol Street, at about 12:30 a.m.

3 tips for choosing a criminal defense attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, your first concern is probably finding a qualified criminal defense attorney. This is one of the most critical decisions you will make in terms of facing your charges. Choosing the right attorney can make all the difference when it comes to how your case will go. 

The elements of a carjacking charge

Those who steal a car that has been shipped to Texas from another state or country while possessing a firearm could face a federal carjacking charge. A carjacking charge may also apply in instances when a person merely attempts to take a car by force or threatens the person in possession of the vehicle. Furthermore, an individual must have the intent to cause bodily injury or death while committing the act.