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July 2012 Archives

No criminal charges -- yet -- in shooting death in Fort Worth

When is the best time to hire a criminal defense attorney? Many people facing criminal charges do not become aware of being the subject of an investigation until after the police arrest them. An attorney retained while a criminal case is under investigation has the advantage of being able help the client to avoid common mistakes such as making statements to law enforcement or consenting to searches for evidence. A shooting in Fort Worth, Texas, that left a man from Burleson dead and the gunman free is an example of a case where a defense attorney could be retained early in the investigation to protect a suspect's rights. According to police, the two men, who were brothers-in-law, were driving with their wives when the shooting victim got into an argument with one of the women. This led to a fight between the two men that ended with the shooting of the Burleson man. The police released the victim's brother-in-law while the investigation continues.

Houston man arrested after allegedly dragging cop with his car

A 22-year-old man from Houston, Texas, has been charged with dragging a law enforcement officer by the arm. He pulled the reserve sheriff's officer with him as he drove his car from the scene of an alleged crime. According to court records, the criminal charge against the suspect is aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer. The court imposed a $50,000 bond. Law enforcement personnel had arrived to investigate a call regarding two men allegedly smoking crack cocaine near a gas station in Harris County. The reserve officer commanded the man who was charged in this case to emerge from a car at the scene. However, the man refused to comply and left the gas station while the lieutenant's arm was inside the vehicle. He kept driving as he dragged the officer through the parking lot.

2 Texas men facing charges for white collar crimes

Two men from Dallas, Texas, were indicted recently on federal fraud charges. The men, both in their late 40s, were charged with 10 counts of mail fraud and a single count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. If convicted of the alleged white collar crimes, the men could face 20 years in federal prison as punishment.

Erratically imposed bail undermines impartial court system

Though the trial and verdict receive the most attention in the criminal process, every step, from investigation to sentencing, is just as important as the next. At every stage of the process, the person who is the subject of a criminal charge is entitled to fair treatment and protection under the law.

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