Tag Archives: Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter

  • Woman faces fourth DWI in College Station

    Fifty-three-year-old Mary McGhee has been taken into custody by College Station police in Texas and was charged with driving while intoxicated on Saturday, November 21.

    According to preliminary reports from the local authorities, McGhee was heading south on Texas Avenue when she crashed into the vehicle in front of her. When police officers attempted to communicate with her after the collision, McGhee was allegedly too intoxicated to speak clearly. McGhee has been convicted of DWI three times prior to this incident, and she also has two convictions of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Florida.

    McGhee is not facing the possibility of up to ten years in jail and  fines of up to $10,000 if convicted of this third-degree felony charge.

    Being charged with a criminal offense of any kind or degree is a serious matter, as the penalties that will come your way if you are convicted can be life-altering. Tha’s why it will be imperative that you contact a skilled defense attorney as soon as possible. Get in touch with our attorneys at Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter if you have been charged with a crime in Dallas or other areas in Texas by calling our offices today at (214) 845-7007.

  • “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.

  • Texas Court of Criminal appeals refuses to lift gag order in biker case

    In a court order issued by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last Wednesday, September 23, the judge refused to lift a gag order in the case of one of the 177 bikers arrested in connection with the shootout at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17, 2015, in spite of defense lawyers’ arguments that the gag order was improper.

    The ruling said: “In this procedural position, we decline to act; based on the complaint raised by the real party in interest (the defense), the trial court is the proper venue for review of alleged violations of its gag order”.

    The gag order, which was issued by State District Judge Matt Johnson in late June, prohibits parties from speaking in public about the case of Hewitt businessman Matthew Clendennen.

    Your professional and personal future is far too important to leave to chance or incompetent lawyers; that is why if you have been charged with a criminal offense in Dallas or other areas in Texas, get in touch with our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling our offices today at (214) 845-7007.

  • Two grand juries to investigate Twin Peaks biker shooting

    McLennan County District Attorney Abelino “Abel” Reyna recently said two separate grand juries will conduct investigations into the shooting that occurred between a motorcycle gang and a group of police officers outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas on May 17, 2015. This event led to the arrest of at least 170 bikers and the death of 9 individuals.

    According to Reyna, one grand jury will be investigating the case against the motorcycle riders, and another grand jury will be conducting an investigation into the police officers’ use of deadly force.

    Susan Kelly of Waco, who monitors the bikers’ prosecutions for the TCDLA, and Paul Looney of Houston and Hempstead, lawyer for three defendants, are of the opinion that a grand jury is not likely to be convened before October to hear the bikers’ cases. They also assume that a police officer is not likely going to be a part of the grand jury.

    Get in touch with our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas today by calling (214) 845-7007 if you need aggressive and experienced legal representation for your criminal charge.

  • Citizens protest against settlement in child abuse case

    In a letter written to San Angelo community protesters during the “Justice for Annabelle Protest” done at the Tom Green County Courthouse in Texas last Monday, August 31, the victim’s mother, Brittany Lynn Rosser, said, “The officer’s eyes got real big and he tried hard not to look, but he didn’t know what to do…I asked Annabelle what happened and she said, ‘Tom hurt me with his hand.’”

    An estimate of a hundred people attended the protest and raised placards that read “Justice for Annabelle”, “Keep Annabelle in Your Prayers”, “Protect Our Children”, and “Together We Stand for Justice”.

    It had been almost eight months since two-year-old Annabelle Rosser had allegedly been assaulted by Thomas Boden, whose charge of sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child including sexual contact was dropped in exchange for a guilty plea to a charge of serious injury to a child with serious bodily injury, a deal that got him no jail sentence and 10 years deferred adjudication probation on Tuesday, August 25.

    If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you cannot risk leaving your fate or future to chance or in the hands of an incompetent criminal defense attorney. Get in touch with our legal team at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas today by calling us at (214) 845-7007.

  • Suspect in Old East Dallas shooting of child says he wasn’t in the area

    Aaron Mitchell, the primary suspect in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy, said that he is being wrongly accused in a jailhouse interview on July 21st. Mitchell claims he wasn’t near the Old East Dallas area that day and that he doesn’t even know of the streets where the crime occurred, near Washington Avenue and Hall Street. The boy was shot twice – once in each leg – as he was playing near the 3500 block of Munger Avenue in Old East Dallas on July 5, 2015.

    Mitchell is now detained at Dallas County Jail for felony charges –three counts of aggravated assault and one count of injury to a child. His bail is set at $400,000.

    A person charged with a criminal offense has the misfortune of losing personal growth and job opportunities in addition to possibly incurring expensive fines as well as jail time. If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Dallas, trust our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter to help your situation. Call us today at (214) 845-7007 for a scheduled meeting with one of the members of our legal team.

  • 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.