Dallas men facing criminal charges after protest

A pair of Dallas men who sought a marriage certificate are now facing criminal charges after protesting the state’s law banning homosexual marriages.

Homosexual marriages have been prohibited in Texas since 2005. The two men went to file for a marriage certificate that knowing they would be denied. In protest, the handcuffed themselves to one another and refused to leave the courthouse grounds.

They were charged with Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing, which carries a fine of up to $2,000 and can land them in jail for up to 180 days. Similar criminal trespassing charges are given a Class C charge, which would have much more lenient penalties.

Class C misdemeanor charges are typically eligible for expungement. If you want to have all eligible crimes removed from your public record, contact the Dallas expungement attorneys from The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter.

Former Dallas Cowboy to speak to rookies regarding off-field conduct

Former Dallas Cowboy Adam “Pacman” Jones will speak to the league’s incoming rookies this month concerning their off-the-field conduct.

Jones’ career has been plagued with trouble arising from his behavior outside of work. He missed an entire season dealing with the backlash of his involvement in a strip club shooting that left a person paralyzed. Jones was also suspended for six games right before being traded to the Cowboys in 2008 for an alcohol-induced altercation with a bodyguard. Last year, he had a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest dismissed, making it eligible for expungement.

He hopes he can teach the incoming rookie class to not make the same mistakes he has made.

Even you have had your criminal charges dismissed or have been found not guilty of a crime, the accusations may still be on your record. However, you may be able to have them expunged. Contact the expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007 to learn more.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ first-round draft pick pleads not guilty to DUI

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ first-round draft pick, Justin Blackmon, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor aggravated DUI charge after being arrested early Sunday morning with a blood alcohol content of 0.24.

The 22-year-old wide receiver was only charged with a misdemeanor because he does not have a prior DUI on his record. He was almost charged with a DUI in Texas in 2010, but it was reduced to a minor in possession (MIP) charge so that he only paid a fine.

His hearing is scheduled for July 24, three days before the Jaguars’ summer training camp begins.

If he is found not guilty, he can have the arrest expunged from his record. If you have old arrests on your record and would like them removed, contact the expungement lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007.

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