President Trump recently signed a bill that will now make animal cruelty a federal offense. The official name of the bill is the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, and it will significantly increase the penalties associated with various types of animal abuse and cruelty. As a result, individuals in Texas facing these types of charges would be wise to take their case seriously and secure federal criminal defense help as soon as possible.
An indictment from a federal grand jury has two Texas residents facing potentially serious jail time. The charges are against a former deputy constable as well as her husband, both of whom are accused of committing drug crimes and laundering money related to those activities. Since these are not state charges, both individuals should be aware that federal criminal defense often requires a different approach.
After the recent mass shooting in Texas, tensions have been high regarding gun laws, potential legislation and more. While Texas does allow individuals to possess certain types of weapons in certain circumstances, it is in the interests of every person who owns a gun or who is facing weapons-related offenses to know exactly what the law says. Violations of gun laws can result in serious consequences and the need for a strong state or federal criminal defense.
A grand jury recently indicted 96 people for charges related to fraud and violating U.S. immigration laws. The federal Department of Homeland Security in Houston and other Texas and federal agencies investigated claims that a group was arranging fraudulent marriages in order to subvert immigration laws. Supposedly, there was a group organizing marriages for people looking to gain immigration status or citizenship. Almost 100 people are facing charges and will want to work quickly to understand their federal criminal defense options.
A family from Texas is facing criminal charges for their alleged role in a complex scheme that allegedly involved stolen identities and tickets to the Masters golf tournament. According to the report, this family supposedly used other identities to obtain tickets to this famous event, eventually selling them for a significant profit. Individuals from this family are facing different types of federal charges, and they are surely focused on preparing their federal criminal defense.