Blog Posts in 2013

  • What is the Process for DWI Hearings in Texas?

    || 27-Sep-2013

    The preliminary DWI hearing is not where you will be formally charged with anything; that occurs in the DWI arraignment. During the preliminary hearing, there is a chance that some or all of your DWI charges could be dismissed; however, you need a solid defense in order to do so. During this hearing, the prosecution will most likely be aggressive in nature, especially in the state of Texas. Law ...
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  • Labor Day Leads to Increased DWI Patrols

    || 28-Aug-2013

    Whether you are heading to the beach, heading to a BBQ or going out of town for Labor Day weekend, you can expect to see increased DWI patrols. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has announced a boost in DWI patrols between the dates of August 19 and September 9 in an effort to catch impaired drivers during the weeks surrounding Labor Day, according to KETK NBC. The department announced ...
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  • Two Admit to Killing and Dismembering Man

    || 20-May-2013

    According to MySanAntonio.com, an alleged murderer confessed his crime to out-of-state relatives before the body had even been found. Albert Guerra was found dead and dismembered in his Northwest Side home in mid-May, and both Michael Scott Quinn, 50, and Connie Yanez, 36, have been arrested in relation to the crime. “The motive for the killing wasn’t clear because both suspects gave ...
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  • What is the Process of Appealing a Case?

    || 6-May-2013

    In many court cases, whether it was a civil case or a criminal case, either party can be dissatisfied with the results. Instead of suffering through it all as a losing party or litigant, you may want to look into appealing the case to see if the judgment can be overturned. There are some simple things you can do to get the process started. First, go to the court or their website to get a notice of ...
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  • Expert Discusses Witness Mistaken Identity

    || 24-Apr-2013

    The San Antonio Express-News recently ran an interview with Gary L. Wells, a psychology professor at Iowa State University and also the director of social science for the American Judicature Society’s Institute of Forensic Science and Public Policy. Wells has been studying witness identification since 1975. He has conducted extensive research on lineup procedures and the accuracy of witness ...
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  • Mental Health and Criminal History Off Limits for Some

    || 24-Apr-2013

    In the wake of the Long Star College Cy-Fair campus multiple stabbing incident, there has been questions about why students are not screened before admittance. According to KVUE, the answer is simple: it’s illegal. In the state of Texas the law states that public institutions, such as schools, do not have the legal right to question whether a prospective or current student has a history of ...
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  • Burglar Caught on Camera Near Sugar Land

    || 12-Apr-2013

    A burglar in Fort Bend County was caught in early April by a family’s eight surveillance cameras, according to Kens5News.com. The family lives in the Village of Oak Lake subdivision near Sugar Land, according to Kens5, and had the surveillance cameras installed after “someone walked into their house a few months ago.” The cameras showed the thief getting into one of their ...
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  • A 44 year-old Von Ormy woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison of the September 2011 murder of her boyfriend. Beatrice Ann Ibanez pleaded guilty to stabbing Alfred Ramirez, 46, in the heart. Ibanez initially claimed self-defense after the murder. But prosecutors had a problem with that defense because it was the same one Ibanez used in 1996 after she stabbed another boyfriend to death. ...
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  • Man in Bexar Jail Charged with New Crime

    || 28-Mar-2013

    Glen Dukes, 43, was already spending time in the Bexar County Jail when new charges were brought against him. Since February 7 th, Dukes was being charged for several counts of human trafficking and other sex crimes. The former pimp has now been charged in connection with the murder of a former working girl back in June of 2012. The woman who was murdered on June 2 nd was named Jacqueline Johnson. ...
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  • Tejano Star's Son Arrested on Suspicion of DWI

    || 22-Mar-2013

    The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that the 22-year-old son of Tejano star Emilio Navaira III has been arrested on DWI charges. In the early morning hours of February 23 rd, 2013, a police officer pulled over Emilio Casias Navaira IV as he was entering the ramp to southbound U.S. 281 from Northwest Loop 410 in his white SUV. The arresting officer reported that Navaira had bloodshot eyes and ...
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  • Man Shot by Police After Being Accused of Crime

    || 9-Mar-2013

    In early March a woman and her son were shot dead in their home, found by the woman’s sister, according to Click2Houston.com. A neighbor, Carlos Pomares, “was devastated to discover the loss of his neighbors, who he considers like family,” according to Click2Houston. “When I went inside the house, I found the mother dead on the sofa and the son on the floor dead,” ...
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  • Lesbian couple faces hate crime in Texas

    || 2-Mar-2013

    Partners Claudia Friedman and Christy Stewart recently came home to their Houston, Tex. Apartment complex and found Stewart’s motorcycle covered in animal feces and urine. The Dallas Voice reported that the vandal wrote, “Fuck you move your dike (sic) bike now” in paint on the concrete around the motorcycle. Although the motorcycle was left unharmed, the bike’s cover was ...
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  • Drunk Driving Law Student May Get Probation for Fatal DWI

    || 28-Feb-2013

    Four years ago, Chad William Schreiber ran over a motorcyclist while on his way home. The motorcyclist did not survive the incident and Schreiber was charged with intoxication manslaughter. On January 25, Schreiber pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Schreiber, who entered law school in 2009 and finished his studies after the ...
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  • Texas Teen's Capitol Murder Charge Sticks

    || 23-Feb-2013

    According to to a story by My San Antonio, states that Jacob Ryan Evans will indeed be charged with capital murder. Evans’ lawyers had previously asked that the capital murder charge be dropped to a lesser charge for the October murder of his mother and sister. The two choices for sentencing the defendant are either execution or life in prison without the option of parole. Under a June U.S. ...
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  • High-Profile Hit and Run Trial Begins in Texas

    || 16-Feb-2013

    The trial began recently for a young woman who died in a hit and run accident. On May 27 th, 2011, Courtney Griffin was walking on the streets of Austin late at night after going to some bars with friends. Unfortunately, the 30 year old nanny and vet technician never made it home. Hours after the car accident, Austin Police questioned legislative aide Gabrielle Nestande about the event at her ...
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