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What to do if you are accused of domestic violence

Families get into disagreements sometimes. Sometimes arguments become heated. The next thing you know, you see flashing lights through the window and hear a stern knock on the door. It's the police, and they say they're responding to a call about domestic violence.

This is a harrowing situation that happens to thousands of people each year. It is important to know how to respond when you are accused of domestic violence. A charge and possible conviction can lead to considerable jail time and hefty fines, as well as difficulty finding work or even less time spent with your children.

Morning raid results in charges of drug crimes

The ongoing drug crisis in Texas and around the country continues to be a focus of police in their ongoing effort to combat the problem. During a recent raid in Houston, police claimed to have found over $10,000 worth of drugs and weapons. They also made multiple arrests that resulted in charges for alleged drug crimes.

Early on a recent morning, Houston police and members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms executed three separate warrants on an apartment building in Houston. The officers allegedly found 10 firearms and a significant quantity of illicit drugs that were not identified. In addition, the police claimed to have found a vehicle and a substantial amount of currency.

Charges of drug crimes put coach's life in limbo

The national drug crisis continues to be an issue of major concern to the residents of the state of Texas. A recent arrest of an assistant San Antonio area high-school basketball coach has probably done little to quell fears that the problem continues to grow. The coach who was arrested is facing charges for drug crimes and other charges.

The coach was initially stopped on suspicion of a DWI. After being charged with the DWI, a further investigation allegedly revealed that he had dangerous drugs in his possession and was also carrying a weapon that he was reportedly not legally entitled to be carrying. Following the arrest, he was released from Bexar County Jail after posting bail.

Holiday celebrations may lead to need for a DWI defense

New Year's Eve is frequently referred to as amateur night. This is in reference to the increase in the number of drivers who may go to New Year's Eve parties and partake of alcohol at levels they are not accustomed to. People are not always aware of the impact that alcohol can have on their ability to drive safely in Texas. Sadly this can result in tragic accidents that can leave one in need of a DWI defense.

An accident occurred about 6:45 a.m. on New Year's Day when a vehicle driven by a woman from Fort Worth struck another vehicle from behind on a ramp going from U.S. Highway 287 to Interstate 20. The impact from the crash reportedly caused the other car to be pushed into a concrete pillar. The driver, a man from Arlington, did not survive the crash.

Burden of proof is on prosecution, not criminal defense

The last weeks of the year bring with them some of the most festive times of the year. The festivities in Texas frequently include alcohol. People may partake of more alcohol than normal and not be fully aware of its impact on their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. This can lead to an arrest for drunk driving or worse, and the need for a criminal defense.

A tragic accident occurred in Edinburg that ended in the deaths of two people. A man in a pickup truck hit an ambulance that was transporting a patient to a nearby hospital. The patient and a medic both died in the accident. Another medic was hospitalized. The driver of the pickup truck was arrested for manslaughter and intoxication.

Group connected with Mexico arrested for drug crimes

The drug epidemic continues to be a serious problem in the Dallas, Texas, area. Law enforcement continues its battle to attempt to stem the flow of illegal substances and reduce the number of drug crimes. As part of this ongoing effort, a significant arrest was made in Fort Worth recently.

A total of 12 people were arrested and charged with possession and intent to sell drugs. One of the suspects is known in the area as Fatboy. According to police reports, the group receives shipments of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine that is then sold in Fort Worth.

What happens if my kids are in the car during a DUI?

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge comes with major consequences: financial, legal, personal, and professional. A DWI can happen all too easily, especially during this time of year. Perhaps you met up with family or friends visiting from out of town and stopped for a drink. Afterwards, you picked up the kids and started for home, thinking you were perfectly fine to drive. Before you know it, the police are behind you and you are being pulled over. A sobriety test follows. To your shock and horror, you tested above the legal limit. What happens to your kids?

Holidays and need for money can lead to drug crimes

The drug problem in Texas shows no sign of receding. With the arrival of the holiday season the potential for what some regard as easy money may be too great a temptation to resist and charges for drug crimes can result. A recent undercover investigation has led to charges of drug possession, intent to distribute, identity theft and counterfeiting of money.

The investigation took place over several months and during that time undercover officers claimed to have made several drug purchases. The information garnered from the investigation led to a warrant and a search of a home in Nacogdoches County. As a result of the search, officers reportedly found methamphetamine, allegedly fraudulent documents, as well as what appeared to be counterfeit money hanging to dry. A shotgun was also reported to be among the items seized.

DWI defense needed due to DWI charge while driving a scooter

Stand-up scooters are becoming popular modes of transportation for short distances. In Texas, the scooters can be considered vehicles, and operating one while intoxicated can result in a DWI charge. In the event that this occurs, a person may need a DWI defense.

On Halloween, a man was driving a Viza Viper 33cc scooter when he reportedly crashed it outside of a restaurant in South Austin. Police were called after the reported crash and found the man a short distance from the restaurant. The employees had offered to call the man a cab, but he refused and reportedly fell off the scooter and almost hit a passing vehicle. The police administered a field sobriety test and asked the man what time he thought it was. He responded that it was 3:30 in the morning, but it was actually about 8:00 in the evening.

Mental health can be a factor in violent crimes

The killing of one human being by another, unless in self-defense, is a crime in Texas and elsewhere, of course. While this is widely accepted as a true statement, there are extenuating circumstances that may impact a sentence imposed on a person found guilty of violent crimes. Chief among these is the presence of mental illness that can prevent a person from understanding the nature of the crimes committed.

A Fort Worth man is facing the death penalty for the murder of a gas station attendant. In an appeal of that sentence, it was stated that the man had suffered from a lifelong battle with mental illness. He was said to have suffered from schizophrenia that caused hallucinations and delusions of snakes and demons surrounding him and invading his body.

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