When a crime has been committed, but the perpetrator is not immediately suspected, the police must conduct a thorough investigation. They will examine the crime scene, gather and analyze evidence such as DNA and other substances, question witnesses, and eventually create a pool of suspects. If you are a person of interest during a criminal…
R&B artist R. Kelly, who’s had a long history of legal troubles involving alleged sex crimes, now faces multiple new sex crime charges. Earlier this year, Kelly was accused of 10 counts of felony aggravated criminal sex abuse, for which he was out on bail. But now he’s back in jail facing two federal indictments…
This is the next post in our series on how Protective Orders can impact family law matters in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our last article explained the process involved in applying for an Order of Protection. It is important to understand that the higher the level of detail which one provides to the Court, then the…
Whether or not you have been arrested, if the police want to interview you, you have the right to contact an attorney. Many people are tempted to cooperate with the police because they think it will help them. They think they can talk their way out of trouble. This rarely works. It is far better…
If you are approached by the police who want to speak to you about a child molestation crime, your first step is to pause and consider what the police are asking. Do they want to come into your home, sit down, and ask several questions? Do they want you to come down to the police…
Missing cell phone evidence could get a sexual assault case against Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey dismissed. The case involves an alleged groping incident at a Nantucket, MA bar in 2016, where Spacey reportedly supplied a then 18-year-old busboy with alcohol and groped him. Last January, Spacey pleaded not guilty in a Massachusetts court to charges…
Multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein, longtime friend of President Donald Trump, has been charged with sex trafficking in New York. That’s a sharp contrast to Epstein’s deferential treatment in Florida for the same alleged crimes by then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta, now Secretary of Labor in Trump’s cabinet. According to CNN, the New York indictment claims that Epstein…
This is the next post in our series on how Temporary Protective Orders impact family law matters in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our last article discussed when Judges may grant a TPO. It is important to understand that, while Judges will typically err on the side of caution, a Protective Order will typically not be granted…
In celebration of Independence Day, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) President Neal Davis gave the HCCLA’s 10th annual reading of the Declaration of Independence outside the Harris County Criminal Justice Center at 1201 Franklin in Downtown Houston. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a proclamation for the event. In it, she congratulated the HCCLA…
Thanks to a new law encouraging hemp production by farmers in Texas, many people have been asking: Is pot legal in Texas? Not exactly. But the legislation did inadvertently made it more difficult — and costly — for law enforcement to test recreational marijuana for its potency and thus qualify it as illegal weed. Signed…