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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Everybody Get Footloose

    || 12-Jan-2011

    Watch the Clip Here. Footloose is a classic movie with a very catchy song. Under Texas Law, it also has a few criminal actions. Standing between two moving cars on a highway is undoubtedly unsafe and probably constitutes reckless driving. A person commits the offense of reckless driving if they drive a vehicle in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property under TRC § ...
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  • Never is an Awfully Long Time

    || 5-Jan-2011

    Watch the clip here. While "Peter Pan" may be a staple children's movie, there is quite a lot of illegal activity taking place throughout the movie. We will start with the "Lost Boys". Assuming they did not all just leave like Wendy did, they may have been abandoned. Abandoning a child under the Texas Penal Code§ 22.041 means to leave a child in any place without ...
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  • Walking The Line

    || 17-Dec-2010

    Watch the Clip Here. While we all know Johnny Cash had a few crimes under his belt, this movie clip from Walk the Line only shows a couple of criminal actions. What would rock and roll be without the drugs and alcohol? Oh- and a criminal record. There is an insinuation of Johnny's rough childhood in this clip. A person commits an offense of injury to a child if he intentionally, knowingly, ...
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  • AAAAAAAHHHHHHH

    || 9-Dec-2010

    Watch the Clip Here. Home Alone is an iconic American Christmas movie with an abundance of illegal activity. Kevin's parents may be guilty of abandoning their child. Abandoning a child under the Texas Penal Code§ 22.041 means to leave a child in any place without providing reasonable and necessary care for the child, under circumstances in which no reasonable, similarly situated adult ...
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  • Harry Potter and the Judge's Chamber

    || 19-Nov-2010

    Watch the Clip Here. As the new Harry Potter movie comes out this week, analyzing a past Harry Potter movie seems fitting. This clip, taken from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, shows many potential crimes. We will assume they were all committed in Texas in the normal "muggle" realm. Uncle Vernon or Harry may be guilty of the crime of cruelty to animals. Under V.T.C.A., Health ...
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  • Y'all Think You Can Catch Me Now?

    || 12-Nov-2010

    Watch the Clip Here. Where am I to begin when it comes to the Dukes? First of all, there is no seat belt wearing in this clip. And for one of the more minor crimes they are guilty of, they are certainly guilty of not wearing a safety belt under Texas Penal Code § 545.413. A person has committed a misdemeanor punishable by a $25 to $50 fine when a person that is (1) at least 15 years of age is ...
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  • One Hit Could Ruin Your Whole Day

    || 5-Nov-2010

    Watch the Clip Here. The movie, Pineapple Express, is centered around and full of illegal activities. Let us look at those crimes under Texas law. Since this movie is so named for marijuana, let us address that first. Under the Texas Health and Safety Code§ 481.121 a person has committed the offense of possession of marijuana when they knowingly or intentionally possess a usable quantity of ...
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  • O Attorney, Where Art Thou?

    || 29-Oct-2010

    Analyzing this clip from the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou under Texas law, a savvy prosecutor would have enough to put everyone (except the kidnapped boy) away for a very long time. These three escapees are certainly guilty of escaping custody. § 38.06 of the Texas Penal Code states that a person has committed the offense of escape when a person in legal custody, pursuant to a lawful order ...
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  • True Love's First Assault

    || 22-Oct-2010

    Watch The Clip Here. Snow White is a very iconic Disney movie. However, the actions in this clip could be perceived as not so innocent. First of all, Snow White was "asleep" due to the Queen's attempt to kill her via a poisoned apple. That would constitute as attempted criminal homicide. One commits criminal homicide when he intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes the death of ...
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  • Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli

    || 15-Oct-2010

    Watch The Clip Here The Godfather has got to be one of my favorite movies. While there are too many crimes to count in the Godfather movies, there are many you may not think of. For example, in this particular clip they may be guilty of failing to wear safety belts, murder, criminal conspiracy to commit murder, disorderly conduct, theft, and criminal conspiracy to commit theft. I know these scenes ...
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  • Welcome to our Fort Worth Criminal Defense Blog

    || 28-Sep-2010

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our Fort Worth Criminal Defense Blog.
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