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Theft by a Public Servant

A man surrendered to the Denton police recently on the grounds of felony theft by a public servant. The man is accused of stealing nearly $34,000 in cash from the city’s animal shelter. The city of Denton discovered this man’s behavior while reviewing the city’s daily deposits from October 2015 to July 2016. As a result of these charges, the man was also fired from his job....
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Open Container Charges

A high school teacher was arrested late last year for driving while intoxicated. The driver was charged with driving under the influence, open container, and failure to wear a seatbelt.The driver reported the arrest to school district administrators. The resulting consequences of these actions were steep. Driving under the influence is classified as a Class B misdemeanor that can result in 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000....
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Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon is an offense under federal law, while individuals can also be charged with the exact same offense under Texas law. A recent example of this type of charge occurred recently when police arrested a man and discovered in the man’s possession a total of four pounds of marijuana, more than $3,200 in cash, and several stolen handguns and rifles....
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Multiple DWI Convictions in Denton County

Last month, a Denton County woman was sentenced to 35 years in prison following her fifth DWI conviction. The woman had also already been to prison twice for felony DWI. At the time of the woman’s arrest, her blood alcohol concentration was .285 g/mL, which is more than three and a half times the legal blood alcohol limit. Individuals who are faced with multiple DWI convictions in the state of Texas frequently require the skill of a top Denton County DWI attorney....
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The Rising Threat of Carefentanil Use in Texas

A record spike of drug overdoses is occurring through the Unites States, which many experts believe is due to the use of Carfentanil, a powerful drug that is also used as an elephant tranquilizer. Carefentanil is 100 times more potent than fentanyl, which is a deadly drug that is 50 times more deadly than heroin. Carefentanil is sold either in combination with heroin or in pill form. Carefentanil is so potent that the drug can be transferred to someone who simply touches or inhales it....
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How a DWI Charge in Denton Can Impact an Individual’s Life

Many individuals fail to fully appreciate just how many ways a DWI conviction can negatively impact an individual’s life. The impact of a DWI can range from simple to more complicated adverse consequences. For individuals who are faced with a DWI charge in Denton County, it is often wise to retain the service of a top DWI attorney who can zealously fight for an individual’s case....
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Defending a Probation Violation

The consequences of a parole violation can vary. Individuals who violate the terms of parole can face a variety of consequences from reinstating probation to a formal court proceeding. Individuals who violate probation must understands that judges have wide discretion in these types of situations because individuals have already waived most rights when pleading guilty to the underlying charges and agreeing to the terms or conditions of probation. ...
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The Essentials of Drug Possession in Texas

Being convicted of drug possession in Texas comes with severe penalties, which often include jail time. Despite the severe penalties, drug possession is a common crime here in Texas. Just recently, the Texas Department of Public Safety (“DPS”) seized in excess of four pounds of methamphetamine. Said methamphetamine was found in Carson County following a lawful traffic stop by a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper....
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Essential Advice for Denton Drivers Facing DWI Charges

There are many questions that surround driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges. To classify as intoxicated in Texas, one must have a .08 blood alcohol content level. DWI charges can result in strict penalties based upon the circumstances of the case. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that in 2014 there were 952 deaths resulting from fatal car crashes involving an intoxicated driver. ...
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Denton, TX 76205
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