Domestic violence can thrive on secrecy. Any Dallas family violence attorney knows this all too well. In some instances, victims of domestic violence may not know where to turn for help. In other cases, victims may not realize that they are victims at all.
As some of the anticipated 100,000-plus visitors flood the Dallas-Fort Worth Area to enjoy the Super Bowl and the accompanying entertainment, they may notice some unusual billboards on display. Arlington police have covered these billboards with the mug shots of people convicted for prostitution-related crimes.
Sandra McGriff, pastor at the south Dallas Church of the Living God, spent much of Christmas Day in jail after police caught her breaking into the Oak Cliff home of a parishioner on Christmas Eve.
Now, more than ever, it is important for Texans to aggressively fight criminal charges so they may protect not only their freedom, but their bodies.
Employers across Texas routinely do extensive background checks of applicants, looking for bad credit reports and criminal records. For many job applicants, a conviction on their record -- even for a minor offense -- can mean they never hear from the employer again.
A suburban Houston man recently pleaded guilty to possession of 78 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute after his arrest at the U.S. border at Brownsville. He had packed the marijuana into the tires of his pick-up truck.