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Dallas Firearm Violations Remain Common

Many people in Texas support the Second Amendment to the United Constitution and believe their rights to carry firearms are without any prohibition, but the truth of course remains that Texas has numerous laws relating to firearm violations, and people who violate state laws can face criminal charges. Multiple stories from the previous month indicate […]
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Major Drug Busts in Dallas

Dallas is an area of Texas known for being a big city, so major drug busts are common in and around Dallas. There has been no shortage of news relating to drug crimes in the Dallas area over the past month. WFAA-TV reported on November 29, 2022, that a Dallas man was facing up to […]
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Local Officials Stepping Up on DWI Enforcement

Local officials are stepping up DWI enforcement after a November 8, 2022, accident in which a 31-year-old woman drove the wrong way on Spur 408 near Kiest Boulevard in south Dallas and crashed into a Dallas Police Officer’s SUV while he was driving to work. The collision pushed the SUV into oncoming traffic and it was […]
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Domestic Violence Continues to Plague Dallas

Domestic violence or family violence continues to be a near-daily story in Texas headlines. There has been an assortment of stories of note over the past several months, and anybody accused of a family violence crime in Dallas will want to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. On August 23, KTVT-TV reported […]
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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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How Much Will a Texas DWI Cost You?

One of the first and primary concerns any person arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) is going to have will be about what a Texas DWI cost. While the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) once claimed on a billboard in 2011 that a DWI could cost a person $17,000, Politifact determined that claim was barely […]
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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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Understanding Double Jeopardy

The Double Jeopardy Clause is found in the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. It prohibits a person from being prosecuted twice for the same criminal offense and states, “nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” The United States Supreme Court […]
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Understanding Violent Crime in Dallas

The Dallas Morning News reported on February 13, 2022, that violent crime was finally decreasing in the city. Dallas was bucking state and national trends.  While homicides went down by 13 percent in Dallas in 2021 compared with 2020, they rose in Austin by 86 percent, in San Antonio by 23 percent, and in Houston […]
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