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Law & Crime Network – May 9, 2018 Houston Defense Attorney, Nicole DeBorde, comments on the Law & Crime Network regarding the trial of Jeffrey Willis. Willis is charged with the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Heeringa from her job at a Norton Shores, Michigan gas station. Ms. DeBorde answers a question in respect to […]

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Judge Mary Bacon, one of Houston’s first female jurists, dies at 88 March 1, 2018 By Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle Retired state District Judge Mary Bacon, a widely respected jurist and one of Houston’s first female judges, died Thursday in hospice care, family members confirmed. She was 88. Bacon retired in December 1999 as judge […]

At the beginning of the summer, the Supreme Court let stand a civil jury verdict against two LAPD detectives who withheld evidence that proved a man’s innocence. The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal filed by the Los Angeles city attorney. Thus, confirming it is unconstitutional for police to withhold relevant evidence. The case […]

Intoxication Manslaughter In Texas

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman, Josh Brent, returned to his team this season after serving his six-month sentence for intoxication manslaughter. In 2012, Brent crashed his Mercedes-Benz after a night of drinking killing a teammate who was in the car. Intoxication manslaughter is when someone who is “intoxicated” “operates a motor vehicle in a public place, […]

Texas traffic stops can lead to federal drug charges

So-called “routine traffic stops” are often cited in offense reports in criminal cases in Texas where the case allegedly begins a minor traffic violation, progresses to a search and ends up with a seizure. Law enforcement agencies all across the country use traffic stops to look for evidence of other offenses, including drug trafficking. A case which starts […]

Worker in Texas school district indicted on federal fraud charges

Mail and wire fraud statutes cover a broad range of activities, allowing federal prosecutors a great deal of flexibility in seeking charges.  As long as a person is accused of having a scheme to defraud another and uses mail or electronic communications in the alleged hopes of furthering a fraudulent scheme, it is probable that […]

While the idea of “fake” Viagra may cause a smirk or a grin to cross your face, the consequences in federal court are real and significant. The federal government has vast resources that can be used to investigate potential federal offenses. Certainly, prosecutors take these cases seriously. The stakes are high when prosecutors seek a federal […]

There has been a great deal of public debate in recent times concerning federal drug crime sentencing reform. In the last entry, this blog discussed the issue of mandatory minimum sentence reform. Lawmakers in the legislative branch of government and policymakers in the executive branch of government have been considering reducing overall populations in federal prisons […]

Drug crime sentencing at the federal level has historically been fairly harsh. Many federal drug crimes carry large mandatory minimum sentences, and zero-tolerance policies have often pervaded federal drug crime enforcement. Such harsh sentencing policies can have dramatic impacts on defendants. Given how harsh the penalties at the federal level can be, when facing federal […]

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