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Todd Shapiro Successfully Defends Wife of Gubernatorial Candidate After Problematic DWI Arrest
When Dallas police arrested Angela Graham-West and jailed her overnight on suspicion of DWI, Todd Shapiro rose strongly to her defense. We never back down from taking tough, high-profile cases.
Graham-West’s field sobriety test results were affected by a brain aneurysm, Shapiro contended, not by drinking or drug use. On September 2, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office acknowledged she had no drugs or alcohol in her system.
Read more about the case on local and national news outlets:
Todd Shapiro featured in Ask The Expert in July/August edition of Local Profile
“Todd Shapiro is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Collin County. He is committed to fighting for each person’s rights, and putting personalized effort into each case he faces. As a defender of citizens accused of various crimes, Todd is a veteran of hundreds of courtroom battles.” Read the full article on https://www.qgdigitalpublishing.com/
Todd Shapiro will defend former mayor pro tem in high-profile child pornography case
On February 11, the mayor pro tem of Allen, Texas, was arrested on two child pornography charges. Gary Caplinger, 56, surrendered himself to police, posted the $80,000 bond and was released. Read the full Gary Caplinger former mayor pro tem blog post.
Texas Media Coverage Stories
Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Shapiro Appears on The Ticket Sportsradio for Criminal Law Roundtable On-Air Discussion
George Dunham, Craig Miller, and Gordon Keith have been entertaining listeners for more than 20 years in morning drive on the Ticket. “The Musers” are five-time finalists for the prestigious national Marconi Award for best radio program in a major market, and have been named Best DFW Radio Show by the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, and the American Women in Radio/Television. They are the longest-running morning show (with the same crew) in Dallas-Ft Worth, and have been the top rated show in the market since 1995.
Collin County Attorney Todd Shapiro featured legal expert on release of Amber Guyger police interview video jurors didn’t see
(February 3, 2020 Video)
Texas Defense Attorney Todd Shapiro featured commentator on ABC 8 WFAA regarding Amber Guyger taking the stand at murder trial
(September 26, 2019 Video)
Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Shapiro interviewed by Fox 4 KDFW on Amber Guyger murder trial
For serious criminal charges, Texans choose Experience You Can Count On at The Shapiro Law Firm. To read more on the Amber Guyger trial and Todd’s comments visit: http://www.fox4news.com/news/attorneys-to-discuss-issue-involved-in-amber-guyger-murder-trial
A Frisco man who specializes in child photography was arrested on a charge of indecency with an 11-year-old girl. Frisco police arrested 53-year-old Don Sparks on behalf of Dallas Police. Authorities said the alleged incident happened at a home Sparks rented in Dallas.
Baby dies after being left in hot car near Melissa – Story | KDFW
Texts, calls from judge’s wife prompt Paxton legal maneuver
November 3, 2015
Todd Shapiro on Intoxication Manslaughter Case (Fox 4 News)
Attorney for Dewhurst Niece Slams Attention on Shoplifting Arrest (NBCDWF Channel 5)
Fox 4 News
Charges dropped against Prosper teens accused of rape
Son of MLB Player Innocent of Texas Sexual Assault, Lawyer Declares: May 17, 2012
The 17-year-old son of a Major League outfielder was arrested Monday on allegations of sexual assault — allegations his attorney has categorically denied. The young man was freed on bond from a Collin County jail later the same day.
According to The Dallas Morning News, the prosecutor in the case contends the alleged assault occurred after a group of boys invited various girls to a party, drugged them and then had sex.
The 17-year-old’s attorney, Todd Shapiro, said in a statement, “We were stunned by these accusations, disappointed by the way it was handled, but completely confident that the facts will prove [the accused] is innocent. He, as well as his family, looks forward to the opportunity to clear his name at the appropriate time.”
The young man is a standout athlete at his high school and is currently being recruited by several college athletic programs. Moreover, “He’s a very good student,” said Shapiro in a statement reported by KENS5. “He’s got a lot going for him; he still does have a lot going for him, and he will have a lot going for him. It’s just, as you can imagine, if you’re a parent, very upsetting when your kid gets arrested.”
The young man’s father has reportedly taken a sabbatical from his MLB career for a “personal matter” — presumably to be with his son and family during this especially trying time.
Source: USA Today, Prosecutor: [MLB Player’s] son assaulted girl, Robert Klemko, May 16, 2012
Attorney: McKinney doctor is not a molester
November 15, 2011 (WFAA video)
Sex Assault Suspect Dated Dance Studio Owner
(CBS DFW video)
Two Plano men indicted on child pornography charges (November 12, 2009), Travis Hunter Blank, 32, faces up to 20 years in federal prison after being indicted on charges of possessing and transporting child pornography. He will not accept a plea bargain and has a Jan. 12 trial date, Shapiro said.
Callers Criticize Sibling Fight Arrest (video no longer available)
June 9, 2009
Plano Mom Who Dropped Baby From Balcony Sentenced To Prison
November 10, 2008
Jury to resume deliberating punishment for Plano mother convicted of dropping baby off balcony (article no longer available online)
November 6, 2008
Trial starts for Plano woman accused of dropping toddler from balcony
November 3, 2008
Man acquitted in 2006 Lower Greenville Avenue shooting case (article no longer available online)
August 16, 2008
Kyle Lackey receives probation (article no longer available online)
March 28, 2007
3 family members plead guilty to fraud charges (article no longer available online)
July 27, 2006
Newton to remain in custody after judge says no to bail
December 14, 2001
PLUS: COURT NEWS; No Charges Filed Against Irvin
August 12, 2000
Woman Accuses Newton of Assault (article no longer available online)
August 14, 1997