I’ve mentioned this before: while people never want to go jail, now is a historically bad time to get arrested & go to jail with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging (especially in jails). A few days ago I got a call from a potential client who’d been contacted by a detective about a criminal investigation. […]
A hat tip to D Magazine’s FrontBurner Blog and Fox 4 for alerting me to this story – Arlington Police are saying they’re seeing people taking advantage of the empty streets resulting from people sheltering in place by speeding, often 30 MPH over the speeding limit and a even topping 100MPH. Arlington Police, not coincidentally, […]
A jail cell is not the place to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic because our local jails have been exposed and are teeming with COVID-19 positive inmates. Right now is the worst possible time to take a chance like drinking and driving.
Whether you think you might be under some sort of criminal investigation or you’ve actually been arrested and/or charged with a crime, you need to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Dallas criminal defense attorney Mike Howard discusses what you should be thinking about when selecting the right criminal defense attorney.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order yesterday late afternoon which is truly heartless and will lead to human beings being exposed to and possibly dying from COVID-19. Executive Order GA 13 “Relating to deteion in county and municipal jails during COVID-19 disaster” suspends personal bonds, good time credit, electronic monitoring instead of jail […]
A few days ago the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in Kahler v. Kansas, which has sent shockwaves through the legal community (although it has gone somewhat unnoticed given the current pandemic that’s gripping the entire planet). The defendant, Mr. Kahler, shot and killed four family members and was convicted and sentenced to death. […]
“The Department of Justice has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies – part of a push for new powers that comes as the novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States,” reports Politico among many others. This is a suspicious and frankly dangerous move […]
When I get that first phone call from a potential client, I can usually hear the fear in their voice. Fear is a strong word, but the right word. They fear the unknown (which, especially if this is their first time facing a criminal allegation, is a lot). They’re anxious about what the worst-case scenario […]
In the last couple of weeks I’ve had two fantastic results that drove home the points I made in my last post. My last post discussed what to do when a detective wants to talk to you. I explained how you should never ignore it but should never assume that the detective is on your […]
“I just want to get your side of the story.” It’s one of the most commonly used tactics by police detectives. What should you do? Should you go down there and tell them what you know because, as the saying goes, “the truth will set you free?” Or should you ignore their calls and hope […]