Fort Worth Criminal Defense Blog

  • Exonerations in Texas

    || 30-Jun-2016

    In 2014, the total prison population in Texas at the end of the year was 158,589. [1] That is nearly 0.6 percent of the total population. [2] That is a ridiculous number. Texas not only led the way in prison population in 2014, [3] they also led in exonerations with 39; 33 of which came from drug related cases in Harris County. Texas had more than double the exonerations of any other state in ...
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  • Attorney Navid Alband Elected to Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation

    || 1-Mar-2016

    The Alband Law Firm is proud to announce that Attorney Navid Alband has been elected to the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. The organization is exclusive to attorneys who have demonstrated commitment to the Texas criminal justice system and continue to contribute to the legal profession. Election into the Fellows of the Foundation is a prestigious honor. Every year, only one-third of one ...
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  • Gun Control: Is it too late?

    || 29-Jan-2016

    Gun control is a controversial topic that continues to make headlines all over the world. While it has always been a source of contention, the events that have occurred over the past few years have sparked a political debate that no one can ignore. Most of us will never forget when President Obama, in October 2015, took the podium for the 11th time to give the 11th speech after a mass shooting. He ...
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  • Open Carry Texas

    || 18-Jan-2016

    As of January 1, 2016, Texans can legally carry a loaded handgun openly or concealed as long as they are licensed by the State of Texas to carry and the handgun is in a shoulder or belt holster. Out of State licensed individuals may also carry in Texas as long as the State that issued the license has reciprocity. Long arm guns, however, do not require a license. One non-profit organization that is ...
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  • Tonya Couch's Future

    || 6-Jan-2016

    An active warrant has been issued and Tonya Couch has been charged with hindering the apprehension of a known felon. After being arrested in Puerto Vallarta, she was deported to Los Angeles. And on Tuesday, after a brief hearing, she waived extradition and voluntarily agreed to go back to Texas. Tonya Couch will remain in custody without bail until Texas authorities come and get her. Once she is ...
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  • Attorney Alband Elected to the Texas Bar Foundation

    || 30-Dec-2015

    Alband Law Firm is extremely proud to announce that our founding attorney, Navid Alband, has been elected to the Texas Bar Foundation. This is one of the highest honors a Texas attorney can receive, and is reserved for the top 1/3 of the top 1% of lawyers in the state. Being elected as a Fellow is a testament to our high standard of professional integrity and dedication to justice. If you or a ...
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  • Attorney Navid Alband Featured on Red Ribbon Week Panel

    || 2-Dec-2015

    In late October, Attorney Navid Alband took part in a community panel for Red Ribbon Week, answering questions from Upper School students and their parents on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The panel was part of the Parent Faculty Association Conversations that Count program. Red Ribbon Week is an annual, nationwide campaign to raise drug, alcohol, and violence awareness in our ...
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  • In this modern digital age, almost everyone has a cell phone. We all walk around with an endless amount of information in the palm of our hands or in our pockets. However, some of this information on our cell phones can be highly sensitive and contain the most intimate details of our personal lives including text messages, photos, videos, emails, bank records, and medical information. The 4th ...
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  • Will IIDs Become Mandatory for All DWI Offenses?

    || 18-Mar-2015

    Could ignition interlock devices become a mandatory part of all DWI convictions? That's what a new state bill from Dallas Representative Jason Villalba is proposing. MyFOXAustin reports that MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) has rallied behind the bill, titled HB 2246—which is also backed by dramatic DWI statistics from other states that have implemented similar laws. Under current ...
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  • Reefer Reform in Texas

    || 1-Oct-2014

    "Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If he put it here, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?" This famous quote by Willie Nelson, a well-known supporter and user of marijuana, is pictured front page and center on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy's website. This organization is one of many that have formed over the past few years to help ...
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  • There's Always Two Sides to the Story

    || 22-Sep-2014

    Ray Rice was recently released by the Baltimore Raven's and indefinitely suspended by the N.F.L. after a second video surfaced showing what appears to be the former running back assaulting his then fiancé. As a result of the controversy surrounding this incident and the way the N.F.L. previously handled Rice's discipline, domestic violence has hit the headlines and become the topic ...
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  • Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Navid Alband has recently been selected for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes legal professionals who are considered among the most qualified trial lawyers within their states or regions. This invitation-only, elite group specifically recognizes top attorneys who were under the age of 40 at the time they were ...
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  • Fraud Charges Dropped in Credit Union Crime Case

    || 8-Jan-2014

    The charges have been dropped against the Fort Worth deputy marshal who was accused of fraud for allegedly taking $500 out of another person's account at the Fort Worth City Credit Union. Sergeant Mike Martinez was incorrectly identified as the suspect and was put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. The charges against Sgt. Martinez were eventually dropped when it was ...
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  • Attorney Alband Accepted Into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    || 26-Dec-2013

    Our Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer, Navid Alband, has been accepted as a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. This means that The National Trial Lawyers, a prominent invitation-only professional organization, has recognized Mr. Alband as one of the top trial attorneys in America, particularly representing the Northern Texas region. Each year, The National Trial Lawyers ...
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  • Attorney Alband Gets Murder Charge Dropped for Client

    || 19-Dec-2013

    A woman who was being legally represented by Attorney Navid Alband is no longer charged with murder! Our firm's client-- a 33-year-old woman who lives in the Springtown, Texas area--was able to get her murder charge dropped based on the fact that her polygraph test results supported her claim that she killed her boyfriend as an act of self-defense. The details of this case result were included ...
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  • Violent Crime Charges and the Importance of Strong Defense

    || 5-Dec-2013

    Texas has a high rate of sentencing defendants to capital punishment, and has executed more violent offenders than any other state. In 2013 there have already been 15 executions, and the numbers for recent years are similar: 2012: 15 executions 2011: 13 executions 2010: 17 executions Since 1976: 507 total executions In light of the severe penalties a defendant can face for a violent offense, it is ...
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  • Jury Deadlocked in Murder Case

    || 29-Nov-2013

    The jury has deadlocked in the murder trial for 30-year-old K.M., who is accused of killing his father during an argument in 2011. The jury was deadlocked at 11–1, with one juror unwilling to vote guilty. The case revolved around whether or not K.M. acted in self-defense. At this time it is uncertain if the case will be retried. Self-defense can be difficult to prove, particularly when the ...
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  • Choosing the Right Defense Lawyer

    || 18-Nov-2013

    When a person is arrested for a crime, one of the first and most important questions they must answer is, "Which attorney is right for me?" Because your choice of lawyer could severely impact the outcome of your case, it is crucial that you choose a defender with the experience and skill you need. There are varying levels of ability and experience among lawyers, and not all defense ...
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  • Forth Worth – On June 11, 2013, WFAA – TV (Channel 8) ran a story on the high profile murder case involving the grandson of billionaire oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens. Channel 8 sought attorney Alband's legal opinion on the case due to his five years spent in the District Attorney's Office as well as his experience as a Dallas-Fort Worth criminal defense attorney. The segment ...
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  • According to the Fort Worth Police Department, two men were arrested on April 24 th, 2013 after they allegedly robbed an ATM technician and ran over him with their SUV. It appears that the robbery plan was hatched when one of the alleged suspects recognized the technician's vehicle as belonging to the ATM technician he robbed back in December 2012. Reports indicate that, on the afternoon of ...
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  • The Wrong Thing to Do is Run and Hide

    || 5-Jun-2013

    When an individual has committed a crime, there is a very strong possibility he or she will be arrested for that crime, regardless of whether he or she was caught in the act, or not. These days, security cameras, cell phones, witness statements, traffic cameras, ATM machines and all types of technological devices, not to mention evidence left at the scene of a crime, are capable of ...
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  • When an individual is assigned probation, either as an alternative to jail time or after serving a shortened sentence, he or she is being given an opportunity. Along with that opportunity there are a number of strict rules and regulations which must be followed or else you will be facing a probation violation, which could very easily lead to your immediate incarceration, the cancellation of your ...
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  • On Sunday, May 19th, firefighters responded to a fire at a home in Springtown, Texas. After putting out the fire, which reportedly began in an outdoor burn barrel in the back yard, and quickly spread to the yard, a storage barn and then the house itself, firefighters went inside the home to ensure there were no remaining hot spots. What they found in the home was a full-scale marijuana operation. ...
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  • Will Texas Be Exempt from Federal Gun Control Laws?

    || 4-Apr-2013

    While the federal government continues to look at gun control and determine if new federal actions need to be taken, a group of lawmakers in Texas already creating a defense plan. According to the potential laws, Texas would be exempt from any new federal gun control policies that could be put into effect. Some of the bills suggested would make it illegal to enforce any new federal weapon measures ...
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  • Intoxication Manslaughter

    || 17-Dec-2012

    Because of the recent event concerning two Dallas Cowboys, I thought I would take the time to explain the offense of Intoxication Manslaughter. Intoxication Manslaughter is found in section 49.08 of the Texas Penal Code. The statute reads: (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) Operates a motor vehicle in a public place, operates an aircraft, a watercraft, or an amusement ride, or ...
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