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What Happens If I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Texas?

Most people who live in Texas do not have encounters with the criminal justice system until they are arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), an exceptionally common crime in jurisdictions all over the country. A DWI arrest customarily begins with a police officer initiating a traffic stop. In its Visual Detection of DWI Motorists guide, […]
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Dallas Still Working on Domestic Violence Response

On April 30, 2022, Spectrum News reported that 25-year-old Zarea Dixon called police to the Spring Ridge II Apartments in Oak Cliff on February 24 after her ex-boyfriend, Tahj Pinson, broke into her home. The man allegedly killed her after that phone call was placed, but it took police over 75 minutes to respond.   […]
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Drugs Still Big Business in Dallas

On January 26, 2022, KDFW-TV reported that the Dallas Police Department along with local and federal partners announced a successful violent crime bust that targeted a Dallas gang. There were nearly two dozen arrests, and police seized cash, drugs, and weapons. Hamilton Park off Central Expressway and Forest Lane have a troubled history with crime. […]
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Texas Gets Two Dozen New Laws in 2022

Texas Gets Two Dozen New Laws in 2022

The new year in Texas means scores of new laws and bills taking effect. Read about all 24 of the new laws/bills that the Texas Legislature enacted. House Bill 115 (HB 115) HB 115 amended the Tax Code to revise the eligibility requirements for the property tax exemption for certain property that is owned by […]
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DPD Steps Up Enforcement of DWI Amid Holiday Celebrations

DPD Steps Up Enforcement of DWI Amid Holiday Celebrations

Dallas Police step up enforcement of DWI amid holiday celebrations, but as the “Home for the Holidays” program took hold the city was trying to reverse a much longer-term trend of dangerous driving on Dallas roadways. According to DPD, 228 died on city roads in 2020. So far in 2021, that figure sat at 155 […]
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Sex Crimes Still Being Charged in Dallas

The Dallas Morning News reported that a Tarrant County man used his job running a church’s sound system to try to solicit a sex act from a girl, authorities allege. Kenneth Tyler Hostin, 33, of Haslet was arrested Thursday on a felony count of criminal solicitation of a minor and was released from the Tarrant […]
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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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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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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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