Regardless of your situation or amount of influence, allegations of certain criminal actions can cause you to lose your job, friends and family, even if you are never convicted. For a Dallas police officer arrested on sexual assault charges, life may never be the same. The man resigned his position right before he was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Compensation for loss is one way our justice system helps the injured — whether physically or emotionally harmed — recover from a hurt inflicted by someone. A Texas man is presently incarcerated for downloading child pornography to his computer. The illegal images included two of a young girl who had been raped by her uncle. Fifteen years have passed since the assault. The uncle was convicted of the crime many years ago. The photos, however, remain in circulation.
All sorts of internet crimes take place these days thanks to ever-improving technology and options. Sometimes, people don't realize what they are doing is an actual crime. Texas residents are well aware, however, that any type of child pornography crimes will not be taken lightly in any venue across the country.
Use or distribution of illegal drugs does not always mean marijuana, cocaine and other so-called street drugs. State drug charges have been brought against a long-time physician for illegal distribution of classified drugs. The 71-year-old doctor has been extradited from Texas to another state where nine counts of homicide are also part of the arrest warrant.
When alcohol is mixed with anger or other emotions, individuals may make poor and even bizarre decisions. Those decisions can result in serious criminal charges and consequences that reach far into the future. For one man, the events of New Year's Day may develop into consequences that define his entire year.