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What Should I Do If There Is a Warrant For My Arrest?

Criminal Mischief

One possible consequence of breaking a law in Texas is to have a warrant placed for your arrest. You are luckily able to search if there is a warrant for your arrest online through your county’s warrant search website or through your local police department. Once you know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should know how to respond and what actions you should take next. What Is An Arrest Warrant?…
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Evading Arrest: Texas Woman Steals Cop Car after Shoplifting

Traffic Violation

Police officers in Texas have released a video showing an arrested woman shaking off her handcuffs and stealing a police cruiser in an attempt to escape from police. She was arrested for shoplifting at an Ulta store. Once inside the cruiser, police officers investigated her belongings. As they were preoccupied, the woman removed her seat belt. She then slipped out of her cuffs and crawled through the open 12-inch hole in the partition between the…
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What Should I Do If I’m Arrested for Street Racing?

If you were anywhere near the 8400 block of Eastpoint Drive in Dallas recently, you might have wondered if you had wandered onto the set of the latest Fast & Furious movie. That is because earlier this month, five people were arrested for street racing in that area. Per CBS DFW, in addition to the five people who were arrested, a sixth person was arrested in connection to the series of street races, because of…
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What Should I Do If I’m Arrested for a Hit-and-Run?

Recently, a Dallas police officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Dallas. According to WFAA-TV, the incident happened on Memorial Day when the suspected hit-and-run driver crashed into the officer’s police car in Pecan Grove Park near the intersection of Kiest Boulevard and Westmoreland Road. The collision resulted in the squad car falling 24 feet and landing on its roof in a creek. The officer suffered severe injuries, including a punctured lung. However, he…
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Can I Be Arrested for Standing in the Road During a Protest?

A federal judge recently preliminarily approved a class action settlement involving Black Lives Matter demonstrators who were arrested during a protest after a police shooting in Louisiana. In the class action lawsuit, the protesters claim the arrests violated their constitutional rights. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on the story, which involved protests that took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the aftermath of the Alton Sterling shooting. Reportedly, during the protests, some of the protesters…
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When Can Police Use a Taser on Me?

Earlier this year, a Balch Springs police officer shot and killed Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old boy who was leaving a party. The story made national headlines, with the officer now facing murder charges. The Dallas Morning News recently publish a story about an incident involving another officer within that department was involved in about a year ago where he used a Taser on a man in handcuffs. The officer was reprimanded for this incident but…
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Is a Slow Speed Pursuit Considered Evading Arrest in Texas?

Earlier this month, a slow-speed pursuit took place in Longview as a driver attempted to evade arrest. The incident began after a police officer allegedly observed the man driving a Ford truck slowly and across solid lines on the roadway. According to KLTV-TV, the officer tried to pull the driver over, but the driver allegedly refused to stop. From there, KLTV-TV reports that the driver began evading arrest, leading police on a 12-minute long chase….
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