Federal Charges

Federal Charges in Dallas: Multiple Individuals Facing Legal Action

Multiple People Facing Federal Charges in Dallas KDFW-TV reported on July 27, 2023, that in a major operation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dallas Police Department, and Dallas County Sheriff’s Office raided multiple locations in Oak Cliff, dismantling a large-scale drug trafficking ring believed to be run by a local gang. Roughly two dozen […]
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Domestic Violence in Dallas

Dealing with Domestic Violence in Dallas

Dallas Weekly noted on November 7, 2023, that the United States Supreme Court grappled with a critical case, weighing the Second Amendment against public safety concerns in a challenge to the federal prohibition on gun possession for individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders. At the heart of the case lies the tragic reality of […]
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Drug Arrests in Dallas

Drug Arrests Remain Common in Dallas

Patch reported on August 23, 2023, that two Paulding County men were facing a mountain of drug trafficking charges after a collaborative raid by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and the Haralson County Drug Task Force. The raid, conducted on August 2nd, targeted two Dallas homes: one on Alana Court and another on Collins Run […]
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Major Consequences of DWIArrests

The Major Consequences of DWI Arrests

The Dallas Morning News reported on August 8, 2023, that a high-ranking officer in the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department was facing charges after an early morning incident. Lieutenant Michael Raley was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and unlawful carrying of a handgun following a traffic stop early on July 8th. Lieutenant Raley’s car struck […]
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New Criminal Laws in Texas During 2023 Legislative Session

During the 88th Texas Legislative Session, lawmakers filed more than 8,000 bills. Only a fraction of these bills passed through the legislative process and became law.  Of the bills that did become law, a significant number pertained to criminal justice, creating new offenses or amending existing statutes. Some of Texas’ new criminal laws are quite […]
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Drugs Remain Common Cause of Arrest in Dallas

On July 1, 2023, Patch reported that Marco Antonio Gonzalez, a Dallas drug dealer known as “Speedy,” was sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted of drug trafficking and other charges after a lengthy trial. The 45-year-old man was found guilty in December 2021 of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession […]
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DWI is Not the Only Consequence of Drunk Driving

While most people in Texas are aware that law enforcement agencies all over the state aggressively enforce driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws, some people do not fully consider the other consequences of drunk driving. The truth remains that when people get behind the wheel after consuming too many alcoholic beverages, they can be at much […]
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Hit and Run Crimes Remain Common in Dallas

When people happen to be involved in motor vehicle accidents in Texas, state law requires them to immediately stop their vehicle at the scene of an accident or as close to such scene as possible, return to the scene of the accident when a vehicle is not stopped at the scene of an accident, determine […]
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Will Texas Decriminalize Marijuana

Will Texas Decriminalize Marijuana?

On May 1, 2023, the Houston Chronicle reported that the Texas House of Representatives passed a bill to effectively decriminalize marijuana in the state. The bill was approved after a second reading by members of the House through a voice vote, leaving another vote in the chamber before final passage, and is now awaiting consideration […]
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sex crimes remain common

Sex Crimes Remain Common in Texas A sex crime remains one of the most challenging types of offenses a person can be charged with, and people who are accused of these types of crimes can often find their entire lives turned upside down simply with accusations of wrongdoing. There has been no shortage of sex crime stories in the Dallas […]
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