Violent crimes on the rise in Dallas

A report released by the Dallas Police Department shows that the city’s crime rates are changing. While the overall crime rate in the city is decreasing, violent crimes are on the rise.

From the beginning of January through the end of February of this year, violent crimes have increased drastically (by 19%) compared to the same time frame last year.

Rape, robbery, and aggravated assault have all increased. However, on a more positive note, nonviolent crimes have decreased for the eighth year in a row.

Nonviolent crimes are often eligible to be expunged from a person’s record. If you have a nonviolent crime on your record, contact the Dallas expungement attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at  214-845-7007.

Former police chief seeks record expungement

In the small town of Elmwood Place, a former police chief is seeking the expungement of his record after he was labeled a sexual criminal by the state of Ohio.

In 2003, the man served as the police chief of the Elmwood Place Police Department for 11 days. His time was cut short after he used a police-issued computer in order to solicit sex from a female that he thought was 15 years old. In reality, the young girl on the internet was actually an undercover police officer.

He is currently trying to have his official record expunged of his past sex crimes, but he is facing a hurdle. The position the man held when he committed this crime may stand in the way of his record expungement. However, he claims that he has participated in every program that has been assigned to him and that he has been an upstanding citizen since his arrest in 2003.

If you have been convicted of a crime, and now want that crime expunged from your record, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Columbia Sportswear sued for breaching non-disclosure agreement

A lawsuit was filed yesterday in Oregon against Columbia Sportswear. The plaintiff, Innovative Sports, Inc., is suing Columbia Sportswear, as well as two other companies, for allegedly breaching non-disclosure agreements and developing a type of sportswear that they had originated and branded.

Innovative Sports developed heated clothing that incorporated wearable electronics, and the company met with Columbia Sportswear in several confidential meetings where non-disclosure agreements were in place. According to the lawsuit, Columbia Sportswear ended the growing relationship with Innovative Sports in order to develop their own line of heated sportswear.

In the process of developing this previously trademarked clothing line, Columbia Sportswear breached the non-disclosure agreements and also divulged trade secrets. Innovative Sports is seeking monetary wages as well as an injunction against Columbia Sportswear in order to terminate their production of heated clothing.

When an individual is charged with a crime and accepts the offer of deferred adjudication, they are eligible to apply for non-disclosure after they have completed their deferred adjudication assignment. If you have questions regarding non-disclosure of records, please contact the Dallas non-disclosure lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Dallas man pleads guilty to kidnapping, sentenced to prison

A 24-year-old Dallas man has pleaded guilty to the charges against him stemming from a December 2010 incident in which he, along with two accomplices, robbed and abducted a Denton woman.

The men forced the women to withdraw from numerous ATM’s and ultimately left her in the trunk of a car for more than 14 hours while they drove from Texas to New Mexico. The woman was later released, and returned home to Texas. The Dallas man entered a guilty plea on the charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.

The two other men involved were previously sentenced for their parts in the crime. The 24-year-old was the last to be sentenced, and was given 60 years for each charge. He will serve his sentences in prison concurrently.

There are numerous occasions where people are unfairly charged with a crime. These individuals have the right to have their records expunged in order to return to their normal lives. If you are interested in learning more about record expungement, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Former Texas lawyer seeks expungement of record

In 2011, a Texas lawyer attended a concert during the SXSW music festival in Austin. During that concert, a piece of camera equipment from the stage fell directly onto his head. Since that day, he has had trouble keeping his thoughts in place.

His brain injury caused him to be unable to return to work as a prominent lawyer. He would constantly be at a loss for words, and didn’t understand things as clearly as he used to. He lost his ability to control his impulses, and that caused him to get arrested last June after he jumped a fence onto a soccer field.

He claims that his friend was joking about jumping the fence onto the field, but the former lawyer took the direction seriously, and scaled the fence. It was a seven foot drop. He is seen on video running through the field with his shirt off. He was arrested for public intoxication, and fell apart in court. He plans on having the arrest and charges expunged from his record.

If you are interested in learning more about how criminal records can be expunged, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Violence in Dallas rises in 2012

For the past eight years in the city of Dallas, crime has been steadily decreasing. Since the beginning of 2012, the overall crime across the city has declined, but by less than one percent.

Violent crime in Dallas has increased drastically since the onset of the new year. It has risen by 25 percent, according to new reports. The Dallas Police made a statement regarding the rise, and made sure to notify the public that they are planning on reducing that number greatly.

One of the reasons why crime in Dallas was at an all-time low was due to more police officers in the city being put on patrol duty during their shifts. These positions are not as liked by detectives, who are usually not out on patrol, but this may be an option that is selected to focus on the reduction of the violent crime.

People have been charged with crimes unfairly on a regular basis. It is important for those individuals to understand that they have the option to expunge their record. If you are interested in learning more about how criminal records can be expunged, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

City of Dallas now home to 50th Fuzzy’s Taco Shops

The Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are pleased to announce that the 50th Fuzzy’s Taco Shop store has opened in Dallas, Texas.

The new Fuzzy’s restaurant is located on West Mockingbird Lane near Love Field. The Ft.Worth-based restaurant is pleased that their 50th store opening is in Dallas, Texas. Out of their 50 locations, 40 stores are located in the state of Texas. Fuzzy’s Taco Shops are famous for their large serving sizes and affordable prices.

The stores are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have a large variety on their menus. The new Dallas location is a franchise location and the two operators are looking forward to serving the Dallas residents. To learn more about Dallas restaurants and local news, please visit the D Magazine website today.

High School founder wants criminal record expunged

One of the founders of Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts in Somers Point, New Jersey is seeking expungement of his criminal record in order to return to the board of trustees for the school.

The 60-year-old founder was arrested in 1974 for smoking marijuana. He thought that his record was expunged many years ago, but apparently he was mistaken.  A law requiring all board of trustees members to undergo background checks turned up the 1974 arrest.

The man voluntarily stepped down from his position and is hopeful that once his record is expunged he can return to the board. He will attend his expungement hearing this month in order to move forward with the removal of the charge.

If you are interested in learning more about how criminal records can be expunged, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Violent crime drops across the United States

According to new statistics released by the FBI, violent crime across the United States has decreased from last year by 6.5 percent.

This decrease has been attributed to better police work as well as an aging population in America. The statistics were recorded between January and June of 2011 and showed that murder was down 5.7 percent, robbery decreased by 7.7 percent and rape was down by 5.1 percent.

These drops in crime can be seen in large cities as well as small cities throughout the country.

People can be wrongly accused of crime on a daily basis. It is the right of these individuals to have the charge expunged from their record. If you are interested in learning more about how criminal records can be expunged, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Dallas Museum of Art features 21st Arts & Letters Live event

The Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are pleased to announce that the Dallas Museum of Art will be hosting the 21st annual Arts & Letters Live exhibit. This exhibit boasts a wide variety of acclaimed authors, celebrities and musicians.

There are currently 30 separate events that will be a part of the 2012 season including appearances by Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides as well as the popular author, Judy Blume. The event will span between January and June 2012 and the events will also be accompanied by book signings when an author is present.

The Texas Bound program will also be featured at the Arts & Letters Live exhibit. This program showcases Texas actors and actresses who read short fiction pieces by local Texas authors. This year Max Hartman and Jane Kaczmarek will be among the several actors and actresses who take part.

For more information regarding the schedule of these events, please visit the Dallas Art News website today.

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