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What is a Federal Sentencing Memorandum? Criminal defense attorneys write a federal sentencing memorandum to help persuade the judge that the lowest-possible sentence is appropriate at a federal sentencing hearing. It can be one of the most impactful things a federal practitioner does and often carries a lot of weight with the judge. The memorandum, […]

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Check back regularly for updates on the murder trial of ex-Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean, who is accused of fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson. On Oct. 12, 2019, Jefferson’s neighbor called a non-emergency number about 2:25 a.m. to report an open door at Jefferson’s home. Officer Dean and his partner arrived and went around the […]

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Juvenile First Offender Program in Texas Texas Family Code Sec. 52.031 allows juvenile boards across the state to establish first offender programs for the referral and disposition of children aged 10 to 16 taken into custody or accused before the filing of a criminal charge of: Conduct indicating a need for supervision; A Class C […]

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February 8, 2021 FORT WORTH, TX – Police in Sansom Park have arrested three people over a fatal stabbing that occurred outside of a Sansom Park bar in late October. According to NBC DFW, 29-year-old Chris Johnson died shortly after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, following an altercation at the 8 Ball Billiards and […]

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FORT WORTH, TX – Police arrested a man they believe stabbed two other men at a bar in south Fort Worth at about midnight on Saturday, the Star-Telegram reports. At approximately 12:40 a.m, police were alerted to a fight at the La Botica Bar in the 3700 block of Hemphill Street which had resulted in two […]

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FORT WORTH, TX – Police have arrested a man they believe robbed a bank in southwest Fort Worth earlier this month, according to a tweet from the Fort Worth Police Department’s official Twitter account. CBS DFW reports that the robbery occurred at a First Convenience Bank inside the Kroger grocery store on Altamesa Boulevard on […]

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In Couthren v. State, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held a person accused of felony driving while intoxicated may only be charged with using a motor vehicle as a deadly weapon if the manner in which the defendant was driving could cause death or serious bodily injury. In this case, even though it involved an […]

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Tarrant County AA Classes If you have been charged with an alcohol-related offense, at some point attending AA Classes in Tarrant County may become a part of the discussion. Defendants often attend Alcoholics Anonymous for one of two reasons. It may be that you have pled guilty to an offense, and alcohol counseling is a […]

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   Going to criminal court for the first time can be a scary process. If you have limited exposure to the criminal justice system, you likely have no idea what to expect. Taking a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the process will help you feel more at ease when your first court date […]

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What is a Federal Sentencing Memorandum? (2023)
2023-01-31T09:31:42-06:00
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