Fort Worth Criminal Law Blog Posts

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Former mortuary owner acquitted of criminal charges

The Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, Texas acquitted former mortuary owner Dondre Johnson, whose mortuary was discovered to house eight corpses in a deplorable condition, of felony theft charges. The court understood that Johnson acted in an “unconscionable behavior” when it came to his activities at the funeral home when he provided […]

19-year-old woman claims KFC manager raped her when she was 16

A 19-year-old woman, identified only as A.M., filed a complaint in Harris County Court in Texas against fast food restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC manager Sean McIntosh, and other KFC managers, on Monday, November 28, and an amended version filed Friday, December 2, said that McIntosh raped her “at hotels, at the KFC store, […]
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