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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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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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DWI Can Happen to Anybody—Including Police

Driving while intoxicated (DWI), more commonly referred to simply as drunk driving, is an incredibly dangerous criminal offense precisely because literally anybody is capable of committing the crime. People of all ages and various sizes are arrested every day in Texas on DWI charges, and this year has seen a shocking number of stories involving…
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Councilman Seeking Marijuana Decriminalization in Dallas

According to KDFW-TV, Councilman Adam Bazaldua plans to propose next month that Dallas police officers stop citing or arresting people possessing less than 2 ounces of pot. Bazaldua told Fox that the plan is “a way to address the systemic racism in marijuana enforcement,” in addition to saving time and money. “I think that we…
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Los Angeles Angels Employee Charged with Federal Drug Crime

Former Los Angeles Angels Employee Faces Federal Drug Charges   The MLB community was shaken to its core after the death of Tyler Skaggs, a 27-year-old pitcher who played for the Los Angeles Angels. The team issued a public statement extending their condolences to Skaggs’s loved ones, and the game they had scheduled for later…
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Police Searching for Driver Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in West Oak Cliff

Dallas law enforcement is currently searching for a driver that was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian dead.   According to reports, 50-year-old Vincent Lamb was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place near West Oak Cliff. Reports show that Lamb was attempting to cross the street near North…
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Dallas County Detention Officer Charged after Assaulting Inmate

In June, a Dallas County jail detention officer was accused of assaulting an inmate and was subsequently charged.   According to reports from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, detention service officer Levar Weston has been accused of assaulting an inmate located in a Dallas County jail. Reports show that Weston allegedly lashed out at an…
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What Crimes Could R. Kelly be Charged With?

R&B megastar Robert Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, is facing new criminal investigations after the release of a six-part expose on the Lifetime channel, Surviving R. Kelly, on the singer’s sexual exploitation and abuse of women, especially underaged girls. District attorneys all over the country are now opening investigations into the singer’s alleged crimes….
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Dallas Police Attempt to Arrest More People for DWI through TRACE

Early last month, before the start of the holidays, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Department of Public Safety, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Police Chiefs Association and the Sheriff’s Association of Texas all jointly launched TRACE (Target Responsibility for Alcohol-Related Emergencies). TRACE was implemented to…
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New Attempts in Texas to Legalize Marijuana

The Texas legislature started its 86th session and there are already over a dozen marijuana related bills up for consideration. All of the bills attempt to increase the legal status of cannabis in some form or another. A few of the bills seek to reduce the penalties for possession of small amounts of the drug…
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