Texas Criminal Defense Blog

How to Be Removed From a Sex Offender Registry

If you’ve been convicted of a sex crime, you likely had to serve jail time for your crimes and may have had to pay fines, as well. Another penalty often associated with sex crimes is the requirement for offenders to register in the sex offender registry. Though being listed on the sex offender registry can […] Read more

What Are the Differences Between a Federal and a State Charge?

It can be difficult to determine the difference between state crimes and federal crimes. In most cases, state charges are those which are determined by each state’s own legislature and laws and can vary from one state to the next. Federal charges are those which have been written into legislation by Congress and are enforced […] Read more

How to Avoid a Marijuana Possession Charge 

Attitudes towards marijuana have begun to shift in this country. Yet, despite marijuana being made legal in many states, it is still considered a controlled substance in Texas. Being convicted of possession of marijuana can yield significant penalties and impact almost every aspect of an individual’s life. Don’t let a marijuana possession charge ruin you. […] Read more

Lassiter Client Released On Bond 26 Years After Wrongful Conviction

The team at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter is proud to announce that our client, Walter Roy, has been released on bond after serving 26 years in prison for a crime that police and prosecutors now say he’s innocent of. In 1995, our client accompanied two men, Edric Davis and Benny Lemmons, to […] Read more

How to Beat a DWI 

The easiest way to beat a DWI in Texas is to avoid drinking and driving. The law takes driving while intoxicated cases seriously. A conviction for DWI can send an individual’s personal and professional life into turmoil. You don’t have to beat yourself up over a DWI arrest. You certainly don’t have to let law […] Read more

How to Avoid an Assault Charge 

In the heat of the moment, it can be hard to hold back your emotions. At times, a situation can become so overwhelming that the “fight or flight” response automatically kicks in before the brain has a chance to process all the information. In that moment of conflict, “fight” can win out, and then suddenly, […] Read more

Five Ways to Avoid a DWI During the Holidays 

The holiday season has almost become synonymous with overindulgence. The holidays mean one more Christmas cookie, one more slice of pie, another helping of turkey, and just one more cocktail. It can be hard to stop yourself when joy and merriment are in the air and holiday spirits are freely flowing. However, stopping yourself from […] Read more

Harrison County District Attorney Mishandled Child Pornography Evidence in Case, Claims Defense Attorney Mark Lassiter

Dallas criminal defense attorney, Mark T. Lassiter, is representing former Hallsville ISD track coach, Dean McDaniel, in a case involving improper teacher-student relationship accusations. McDaniel was accused of engaging in sexual contact with a 15-year-old student. In planning for the case, Lassiter requested to see all evidence in possession of the prosecution. District Attorney Coke […] Read more

Men accused of murder to be tried separately

A criminal court judge ruled last Wednesday, January 11 that 22-year-old Elizabethton, Tennessee resident Aaron Charles Garland and Greeneville resident Dallas Sarden will be tried separately  in court. The two are accused of murdering 59-year-old Johnson City resident Karen K. Parker. Garland and Sarden requested different trials, and state prosecutors chose not to object to […] Read more

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 […] Read more