DNA, bite marks, hair samples. You've seen them all used in the courtroom TV shows as undeniable proof of guilt. It's physical evidence, something a jury can look at and connect to the accused. The problem is that it's not always gathered, identified or explained right.
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.
A Texas car accident has left one woman dead and another facing criminal charges. The accident happened at the intersection of Loop 410 and IH 10 East at approximately 2:30 a.m. on March 15. According to police, the 25-year-old woman was allegedly driving while intoxicated and veered her SUV to the right. That maneuver caused the SUV to roll over.
A traffic accident led to an overturned tanker truck and chemical spill in Harris County on Sept. 3. In relation to the accident, one man from Cypress is facing charges for driving while intoxicated after being believed to have caused the wreck.
A raid by Texas law enforcement agents from Fort Bend County ended in multiple felony and misdemeanor drug crime allegations against a man, his girlfriend and her 18-year-old son. Police entered the home of the accused individuals to execute a search warrant as part of an investigation into street-level drug trafficking.Police from the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force searched the home and seized quantities of marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine. Also seized was evidence that a drug manufacturing and distribution operation was being conducted from the house that is near two elementary schools.
Relationships are often very complicated in nature. Sometimes when a Houston couple gets into a verbal confrontation, emotions run wild and the situation can very quickly escalate out of control. In these types of situations, even the most cool, collected people can act out of character, doing things they normally would never consider.
Everybody deserves their day in court. This adage reflects the constitutional guarantee to due process, a court trial and a capable defense when someone is charged with a crime. One Texas man who was convicted on criminal charges of sexual assault in 2003 is getting a new trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently ruled that the man's defense was "deficient."
Police say a man tried to impersonate one of their own this week. The man was pulled over in Houston and will now face criminal charges after allegedly trying to impersonate a police officer. The man said he doesn't speak English, complicating the matter.