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Blog Posts in November, 2010

  • 17-Nov-2010

    Super Bowl People Trafficking and Prostitution

    Super Bowl XLV will be at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on February 6, 2011. The event promises to generate millions of dollars in revenue for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Unfortunately, the Super Bowl will also brings sex traffickers to the metroplex ...
  • 14-Nov-2010

    3.5 Tons of Marijuana Seized In Rio Grande Valley

    Ross Feinstein, a spokesman from Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") said that U.S. Government special agents seized 6,700 pounds of marijuana from a trailer in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. The marijuana was packaged in 500 bricks, which were ...
  • 12-Nov-2010

    Concurrent vs. Consecutive Sentences

    Yesterday, a Denton County jury sentenced drunk driver John Patrick Barton to two (2) life sentences for killing Kandace Hull and her thirteen year-old daughter Autumn Caudle. Barton plowed into the victims' car at 134 miles per hour last Easter ...
  • 11-Nov-2010

    Jury Selection - A Misnomer

    Lawyers and others commonly refer to the jury selection process (called "Voir Dire") as, "picking a jury." In fact, attorneys do not pick jurors to sit on the jury; they eliminate jurors they do not want to sit on the jury. Here is how jury selection ...
  • 10-Nov-2010

    Reasons Not To Testify At Trial

    The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides the right against self-incrimination. In a criminal trial, this means the accused cannot be forced to testify. The decision as to whether or not a criminal defendant will testify at trial is ...
  • 9-Nov-2010

    Probation Revocation

    When a person gets probation, the judge frequently makes probation subject to certain conditions that the defendant must follow to remain on probation. Monthly reporting to a probation officer, completing drug or alcohol treatment and/or education ...
  • 8-Nov-2010

    Barton DWI Trial To Start Today

    John Patrick Barton, 30, of Louisville is set to stand trial this week for two (2) counts of murder and three (3) counts of intoxicated assault with a motor vehicle related to a car crash that killed Kandace Hull (age 33) and her daughter Autumn ...

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