Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Argument in Wendy’s drive-thru results in assault

Forty-four-year-old Edwin Teodoro Torres was charged on March 16 with a second-degree felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing someone while during an argument in the line of a Wendy’s drive-through, KXAN reported. The incident occurred at 1425 West Wells Branch Parkway in Pflugerville at around 3:40 a.m. on March 14. According to police investigations, […] Read more

Dallas police officer may have lied in DWI case

Sergeant Stephen “Tiny” Baker of the Dallas Police Department is currently facing serious allegations that he lied and fabricated evidence in a 2012 drunk driving case, according to wfaa.com. Baker claimed that he had pulled Marshall Salazar over initially for running a red light along the intersection of South Carroll and Columbia Avenues on July […] Read more

Police looking for intoxicated and reckless drivers over spring break

A Dallas County Sheriff’s public information officer Raul Reyna said the police force will be focusing its efforts on catching unsafe drivers using the roads and tollways this spring break and St. Patrick’s Day weekend in keeping with its bid to promote highway safety, the Shorthorn reported on March 4. Reyna noted that they will […] Read more

Mesquite man held for fatal DWI in uptown Dallas

Twenty-three-year-old Mesquite, Texas resident has been taken into custody by members of the Dallas Police Department and was charged with intoxication manslaughter on Wednesday, February 1, according to cbslocal.com According to preliminary police investigations, Travis Elwell had been driving at a high speed on McKinney Ave. February 10 at around 5:30 p.m. when he crashed […] Read more

“Juveniles in justice system deserve a second chance”

Advocates of juvenile justice are pushing for reform in the way minors are treated in the criminal justice system in Texas, according to an editorial on victoriaadvocate.com. Experts are urging a rehabilitation program be established for juveniles in order for them to once again become productive members of society after having been exposed to crime. […] Read more

Dallas County assistant DA arrested on suspicion of DWI

Twenty-eight-year-old Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Justin Avery Moore was arrested on January 4 on charges of driving while intoxicated, WFAA 8 reported. According to a police arrest report from the Dallas Police Department, Moore was found speeding, weaving in and out of lanes, and tailgating at 2:45 a.m. on Highway 67 near Loop 12. The […] Read more

Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins issued misdemeanor assault citation

Dallas City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins was issued a Misdemeanor Class C citation for allegedly assaulting a female employee at the Dallas City Hall, WFAA reported on December 12. The female employee said Atkins shook her after another employee let Atkins through a secured door at the City Hall. The employee […] Read more

DPD officer on leave after DWI charge

Police Officer Aaron Rodarte of the Dallas Police Department in Texas was charged with driving while intoxicated and evading on foot on November 30 after his arrest in Highland Park, WFAA8 reported. The Highland Park Department of Public Safety did not give specific details concerning the circumstances of Rodarte’s arrest. Rodarte, who is assigned to the South Central Patrol […] Read more

Buddy Valastro from TLC’s Cake Boss arrested for DWI

The New York City Police Department reported they arrested Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro, Jr., a reality television personality featured in Cake Boss, for driving while impaired in Lower Manhattan, according to a November 13 Associated Press article. The New York police said they noticed Valastro’s yellow 2014 Corvette swerving in and out of traffic while heading north […] Read more

Sexual assault case against Cowboys’ owner dismissed

The sexual assault lawsuit against the NFL Dallas Cowboys’ owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones, filed by Jana Weckerly, was dismissed on October 17, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported. Weckerly also accused an attorney of Jones of destroying evidence she had of the event – a memory card with photographs – and that she was given money […] Read more