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March 2018

Denton law enforcement recently found a handgun, over 100 grams of methamphetamines, three grams of tar heroin, and a ballistic vest at the home of a known drug distributor in Lewisville. The man was arrested on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and unlawful possession of body armor by a felon. As a result, the man was placed in Denton County Jail on a $150,000 bail. The man is believed to have sold methamphetamine out of his home in Lewisville, which distributed a large amount of the drug into Denton.

The defendant has a significant criminal history, including several felony convictions like tampering with physical evidence and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Law enforcement identified the man during a week-long investigation into drug distribution.

This case serves as an example of just one way in which a person can end up facing firearm possession charges under Texas law. If you or a loved one faces these charges, it is often important to both understand how these charges are made as well as to immediately obtain the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Texas Law Regarding Firearm Possession

A 16-year-old suspect involved in a series of vehicle thefts was taken into custody recently after he caused a crash while driving a vehicle that did not belong to him. After a warrant was issued for the boy’s arrest, he was spotted driving a red Toyota Corolla, which had previously been reported stolen by its owner. The theft occurred while the vehicle’s owner left it running in her driveway so the car could warm up. The car was speeding when it struck another vehicle on the road. The teenage driver escaped through the car’s passenger door and fled to a nearby park, which is where he was apprehended by law enforcement. The driver of the vehicle that was struck experienced a broken leg and was subsequently taken to the hospital for medical treatment. Due to this offense, the teenage driver now faces charges related to theft over $2,500, evading detention in a vehicle, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

There are strict laws in the state of Texas that result in increased charges and penalties for a person who is convicted of evading detention in a motor vehicle. It is important that all motorists understand just how serious these charges are. People who face these charges also often find it essential to obtain the assistance of a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

Texas Law Regarding Evading Detention in a Motor Vehicle

Law enforcement recently arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery at a Wells Fargo bank. The man was taken into custody in Lewisville and then booked into Denton County Jail. The man now faces robbery charges and his bail is set at $75,000. The robbery occurred when the suspect entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding money. The man also implied that he had a weapon, but never displayed a firearm. Corinth law enforcement has stated that the man is a suspect in at least two other bank robberies in the Dallas area.

Robbery encompasses using violence with the specific purpose to steal the property of another person. The state of Texas prosecutes robbery as a particularly serious offense. Texas classifies robbery as a second degree felony that can result in up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Aggravated robbery that includes serious bodily injury to the victim, using or even displaying a deadly weapon during the offense, or injuring or threatening an elderly or disabled person can result in even more serious fines. If you are charged with robbery, obtain the assistance of a seasoned criminal defense attorney who can review your case and discuss the various available options.

How to Respond to a Robbery Charge

A woman recently threatened to kill her sister and swore at a 911 dispatcher on Wednesday before law enforcement arrested the woman on an assault charge. Law enforcement initially responded to a disturbance at a home in the Denton area. While en route to the scene, dispatchers were informed about the woman’s threatening behavior. The woman was reported to yell loudly enough to cause lights in the house next door as well as across the street to come one. The woman was then booked into the Denton City Jail. This case raises an important lesson that is often overlooked by people faced with assault charges, which is that threatening behavior alone even without the presence of injuries or physical actions can constitute a charge of assault. If you or a loved one faces assault charges, you need to understand what your charges mean and obtain the assistance of strong legal representation.

What Constitutes Assault in Texas

A large number of people think that assault involves hitting or harming someone in any way. In reality, a person need not actually make contact with another individual to be convicted of assault. As a result, threats alone can constitute assault.

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