Category: Criminal Justice

assault

In Dallas, Multiple Kinds of Assault

D Magazine reported on July 9, 2021, that Bill Hutchinson, who was arrested and charged in the sexual assault of a teenage girl, was facing additional accusations detailed in a civil lawsuit. The 63-year-old Dallas developer and reality TV star have not responded to messages, but previously told TMZ that he denied the allegations in […]
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DWI Enforcement

Increased DWI Enforcement in Dallas Texas This Holiday Season

KTVT-TV reported on December 21 that the annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic DWI Enforcement campaigns of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) would begin on Wednesday, December 23. DPS was reminding drivers to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by practicing safe driving habits and obeying all traffic laws. “Another year is drawing […]
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Aggressive DWI Enforcement Continues in Dallas Texas

Aggressive DWI Enforcement Continues in Dallas Texas

Driver faces DWI, evading arrest charges after SWAT incident on I-20 in Dallas Interstate 20 has been fully reopened in both directions after aerial footage showed officers take one person into custody. WFAA-TV reported on January 8, 2021, that a Dallas man was facing charges of evading arrest and driving while intoxicated (DWI) after a […]
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Dallas Police Out in Full Force for Thanksgiving

Dallas Police Out in Full Force for Thanksgiving

KHOU-TV noted on November 24, 2020, that the day before Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as Blackout Wednesday because it is also one of the heaviest drinking days of the year, is one of the deadliest days to be on the road. Wes LeRouax, with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, told KHOU that for driving […]
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Domestic Violence Remains Concern

Domestic Violence Remains Concern in Dallas

KXAS-TV reported on December 8, 2020, that there was a “dramatic increase” in calls to a domestic violence hotline operated by the leading provider of domestic violence services in Tarrant County. Kathryn Jacob, President and CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, an organization that operates two shelters, a 24/7 hotline, and provides a series of […]
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Texas Drug Penalty Groups

Dallas Continues to Crack Down on Drug Crimes

Dallas Police Starlight Program Aims to Expand Following Successful First Year Deterring Criminal Activity Spectrum News reported on November 12, 2020, that the Dallas Police Starlight Program was aiming to expand after a successful first year of deterring criminal activity. In an article on September 22, 2020, the Dallas Police Department announced the expansion of […]
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Domestic Violence is on the Rise in Dallas During Pandemic

Domestic Violence is on the Rise in Dallas During Pandemic

Domestic violence, or family violence as it is referred to in Texas, remains a major problem in the Dallas area. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the problem and according to multiple reports domestic violence is on the rise in Dallas during pandemic. KTVT-TV reported on October 20, 2020, that the Dallas Police Department (DPD) said […]
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drug arrests

Major Drug Arrests in North Texas

Drugs remain a major issue in many criminal justice proceedings, and they are a complicated subject to address because many drugs can be legal to own with lawful prescriptions. While many news stories about drugs focus on the more illicit substances prohibited in all circumstances, it is important to remember that people can face criminal […]
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family violence

Texas to Receive $18 Million in Family Violence ​Funding

The federal government understands its role in helping end the problem of family violence, commonly referred to as domestic violence, in homes and other locations all over the United States. CBS DFW reported on September 4, 2020, that the Justice Department’s Office of Violence Against Women will direct more than $18 million in grant funding […]
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