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Immediate implications for the accused: sex crimes involving minors

The second a person is accused of a sex crime, especially a sex crime involving a minor, the negative impact of the accusation begins. The sheer stigma of being associated with this type of crime is very hard to recover from. The longer this stigma is associated with the accused, the more difficult it will be to save a person's reputation, career and future.

Texas petty officer sentenced on theft charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office investigated approximately $617,000 in purchases made without authorization on government credit cards. The investigation led them to a petty officer with the Coast Guard. The man, now 29 years old, is accused of buying electronics using government credit cards and reselling them.In Feb. 2013, the man plead guilty to one count of theft of government property. The conviction is based on theft crimes that allegedly occurred in June 2011. Prosecutors claim that the accused purchased two electronic tablets and a high definition television. On April 29, a judge sentenced the man to serve three years in prison and repay the full $617,000 he is alleged to have taken.

Country singer charged with driving while intoxicated

A blood alcohol content level that was almost twice the legal limit in Texas led prosecutors to charge Randy Travis with driving while intoxicated. The drunk driving charge against the country singer is the latest development in a story that began last summer when he was arrested after being involved in a traffic accident. Texas residents who find themselves facing such serious charges may wish to look into the laws surrounding the specific offenses they have been charged of. The seriousness of the charge to a Class A misdemeanor and increases the potential penalties to include a prison sentence of up to two years and fines up to $4,000. A conviction may also lead to a driver's license suspension.

Phony Texas store robbery ends with real arrest of manager

When a 22-year-old store manager told police that he and a clerk in his store were robbed on their way to deposit the store's money, the last thing he probably expected was to be arrested and charged with theft. Unfortunately for the accused manager, the police in Temple, Texas, had prior experience with phony robbery reports.According to the police, the store manager claimed that they were confronted by an armed robber who hit the clerk in the head with a gun. Police investigating the October robbery report became suspicious of the story. Eventually, another worker at the store confessed his involvement in the scheme and agreed to cooperate with the police. In exchange for his cooperation, prosecutors offered the worker a sentence of probation.

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