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Texas Teenager arrested in convenience store robbery

When a person is accused of a crime in Texas, there are often a variety of different options available. In many cases, those facing an interrogation by police officers might be unsure of their constitutional rights or too intimidated to invoke them. As such, those accused of robbery and other crimes want an experienced criminal defense attorney on their side from the earliest stages.

In fact, a teenager may want such advice as he navigates the criminal justice system following the charges recently filed against him. The charges stem from what appears to be an unsuccessful robbery attempt that happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. on a day in September. Reports claim that a man who had his face and head covered with a T-shirt entered a convenience store with a gun.

Woman faces federal possession charge after Texas traffic stop

The United States Constitution affords people in this country with a variety of different rights. However, some people may not be fully aware of their options and how to assert their rights, especially when involved in a confrontation with law enforcement officers. For example, a woman faces a possession charge after her car was searched by police officers in Texas during a traffic stop.

The incident that led to the charges against the woman reportedly happened on a day in August. According to reports, the 41-year-old woman's vehicle was stopped on a Texas interstate for a traffic violation. A search of her vehicle followed.

3 things to know if stopped for DWI

It is the end of the week and you decide to go out to the local bar with a few of your buddies. Your plan is to have a few drinks and eventually drive home. Instead, you end up staying a little bit later than you originally thought you would and have a few extra drinks. Since you feel fine, you decide to hop in your car and head back to your place.

All of sudden you see the police lights come on in the rearview mirror. Naturally, you are extremely nervous. You know the penalty for a DWI would negatively affect your life. This is the type of situation where it is crucial that you know your rights and how to properly handle the impending confrontation with the police officer.

Texas driver accused of DWI for crossing median

Drivers can become distracted for a variety of different reasons. This can be especially true for those driving for work whose mental attention may be focused on the details of the next work-related tasks they must complete. While this inattention could lead to a driver drifting out of their lane of traffic, it could be easy for law enforcement officers to make assumptions about the driver's level of sobriety. Unfortunately, a man in Texas now faces accusations of DWI due to an incident that allegedly occurred while driving a commercial vehicle.

The incident reportedly happened during the morning hours of a day in August. According to reports, the man was driving a concrete truck. The vehicle allegedly crossed the media into oncoming traffic. Police say they responded after receiving 911 calls about it.

Minor traffic stop in Texas leads to possession, other charges

When faced with a confrontation with a law enforcement officer, many people are unsure about their rights. Even if they do have a vague awareness of what their rights may be, they may feel intimidated, impacting their willingness to assert themselves. Unfortunately, three people in Texas now face drug possession charges, among others, and may be unsure if their rights were violated in the events leading up to their arrest.

Police claim they pulled over a sports utility vehicle for what they described as a minor traffic violation on a night in late July. Reports indicate that the stop happened in an area that police characterize as a "known drug area." The three people in the vehicle, according to police, were also "known drug users."

2 Texas men arrested, accused of robbery, assault

When a person is assaulted or an assault is attempted, police often want to quickly provide reassurance to the community that no threat to personal safety remains. Regardless of law enforcement claims, those accused of crimes are presumed innocent until proved otherwise. In fact, two Texas men who were recently arrested in connection to an alleged robbery are now likely wondering about their legal options.

The incident that led to the men's arrest happened around noon on a day in early July. According to reports, the two men went to an apartment complex where they allegedly pointed a gun at a resident; however, police say that the two defendants realized they were in the wrong apartment and left. It is unclear for whom police think the men were looking. They are accused of then robbing a construction worker nearby.

Drunk driving suspected in Texas crash that injured woman

There are a variety of different ways to legally use the roads and sidewalks in Texas and across the country. Despite the legality of certain modes of transportation, however, some -- such as scooters -- may be more difficult for drivers of more traditional motor vehicles to see because of their smaller size. Lack of physical protections can mean that a collision involving them will result in injury. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials in Texas believe that drunk driving was a factor in a recent crash involving a woman on a scooter.

The incident reportedly happened on a day in late June. According to police reports, a 24-year-old man attempted a left turn from a lane designated as straight only. Unfortunately, it is believed that he struck a woman riding a scooter in the crosswalk.

Issues with eyewitness identification

Across the U.S. issues are arising from witness identification.

There are two main misidentifications, inaccurate recall and memory contamination. Even if the eyewitness claims they are absolutely certain which suspect is the assailant, human memory and visual perception make eyewitness testimony unreliable. Post-event information can also impact eyewitness recall, making it unreliable.

Texas detention corporal accused of domestic violence

There is no doubt that certain families have unique dynamics. Even families with a strong foundation of love and support can ultimately face conflict. Unfortunately, a Texas detention corporal now faces accusations of domestic violence after a woman accused him of threatening to kill her.

The 35-year-old man was arrested following an incident that happened during the early morning hours of a day in June. According to reports, officers responded to a residence where they encountered a woman who claimed that the man assaulted her. She claims that the man was intoxicated when they become involved in an argument.

Man charged with drug possession in Texas

In some communities, there are people who keep a close watch on who is coming and going. Often, an unfamiliar vehicle can prompt concerns and a call to police. However, there are a variety of different reasons why a person is in an unfamiliar area. A claim of being suspicious alone should be insufficient to prompt a search. Unfortunately, a man in Texas is now facing drug possession charges after such a call.

The incident that resulted in the man's arrest happened around 3 p.m. on a day in early June. According to reports, police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in a subdivision. It is unclear what about the vehicle made the caller concerned.

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