Category Archives: Drug Crimes

  • East Texas lawyer charged with marijuana possession

    East Texas attorney Ken Keith Miller, 59, was taken into police custody on Friday, December 30 and charged with marijuana possession.

    Jail records showed Miller was booked at the Smith County jail by the Department of Public Safety and was assigned a $500 bond. He was released later in the day after posting said bond. Miller is a prominent personal injury lawyer who has offices in Tyler in Smith County.

    A criminal conviction can have consequences in every area of your life. If you had the misfortune of being charged with a criminal offense in Dallas or another area in Texas, hire the legal representation of our criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter. We have dedicated our professional careers to helping people clear their names and receive less consequential punishments for the crimes of which they are accused. Call our offices today at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your personal situation and learn more about your legal options.

  • “Most Wanted” gang member arrested by Dallas Police

    32-year-old Dallas gang member Markeith McWright, who was recently added to the list of the top 10 most wanted fugitives in the state of Texas, was arrested on November 18th by Dallas police. McWright faces several different charges, including two counts of assault family violence and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

    Dallas police were able to make the arrest after they received a tip about McWright’s location. There was an outstanding reward of $7,000 for any information about McWright that could lead to his arrest. McWright is currently being held in Dallas County jail with bail set at $300,000. He is also currently being held on charges of parole violation.

    Facing criminal charges of any kind are extremely serious, and those accused should not leave their defense to chance. If you’ve been accused of a crime in Dallas, let the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter fight to make sure that your rights and freedoms are upheld. Learn more by calling us today at (214) 845-7007.

  • Closing arguments expected in Brownwood drug trial

    State attorneys and legal defense teams will be giving their closing arguments in the trial of 33-year-old Brownwood, Texas resident Shanna Hughitt, who is accused of possessing copious amounts of drugs, in the 35th District Court this Thursday, October 8.

    Prosecutor Elisha Bird closed presentation of evidence for the prosecution on Wednesday, October 7, which included testimonies from some of the city’s inmates who were Hughitt’s co-defendants in the operation Tangled Web drug roundup which led to Hughitt’s arrest.

    Hughitt’s legal counsel, Stuart Holden of Balliner, did not call on any witnesses during his presentation of evidence.

    Charges against Hughitt include engaging in organized criminal activity and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

    Hughitt was accused of possession with the intent to deliver more than 4 grams and less than 400 grams of methamphetamine on Jan. 15, 2014.

    Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter effectively handle drug crime defense cases such as these. Your strongest hope for reduced or dismissed charges is to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Contact a member of our legal team by calling our Dallas offices today at (214) 845-7007.

  • Supporters rally for Texas teenager facing life sentence for pot brownies

    Nineteen-year-old Round Rock resident Jacob Lavoro is facing a sentence of life imprisonment after police authorities arrested him for possession of a 1.5-pound pan of pot brownies, The Daily Chronic reported on June 20.

    Lavoro, who turned down a plea agreement to have his first-degree felony reduced to a second-degree felony charge at the Williamson County Courthouse on June 19, was supported by a rally held outside the courthouse in Georgetown. Police authorities said that aside from hash oil and marijuana buds, Lavoro also possessed baggies filled with marijuana and digital scales.

    Lavoro’s defense attorney, Jack Holmes, filed a petition to suppress evidence in the case because the police entered Lavoro’s apartment illegally and without a search warrant.

    If you are facing drug offenses related to possession, sales, manufacturing or other crimes in Texas, take care to hire the experienced legal services of a criminal defense attorney. Drug charges are heavily prosecuted in Texas, so it is important to ensure that your rights are protected. Call our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by dialing (214) 845-7007 today.

  • Long delays for crime lab results caused 21 people in Texas to be wrongfully convicted

    A report published on Sunday, April 20 in the Austin American-Statesman revealed that long delays at crime labs caused around 21 people in Texas to be imprisoned on drug possession charges even though the substances they had been carrying at the time of their arrests were not illegal.

    The newspaper found that 14 men and 7 women, many of whom were repeat offenders with a long criminal history, entered guilty pleas before the test results came back.

    The false-positive drug tests trace back to 2005. However, in the last two years, 14 people who were wrongly convicted have been exonerated.

    At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, we know just how much a drug crimes charge can affect all aspects of your life, and we are committed to putting our years of experience to work fighting for your rights. For the legal help and experienced representation you need if you are facing drug charges of any kind, call us today at (214) 845-7007.