If you're charged with a sex crime, you probably already know how serious it is. You do have a right to defend yourself, though, and you should do so to make sure you get the unbiased trial you deserve. In some cases, you could protect your name before your reputation can be ruined by the media, which could help you maintain your job, home and social life.
If you've had to face the scrutiny that comes with accusations of drug use or distribution, you may understand what this man is going through. He is facing drug charges in Texas for the deaths of teens who took controlled substances. The man has been sentenced to six years in prison for the teens' deaths, despite the fact that they took the drugs of their own free will.
An alleged prank by a Texas man went too far and has now landed him in jail. The heterosexual man met a gay man on a dating app and reportedly wanted to play a joke on him because of his sexual orientation. The "joke," which includes kidnapping and assault, has resulted in federal criminal charges against the 19-year-old.
Police officers in Texas were sentenced recently on drug charges. All told, four different officers were given jail sentences, though nine were involved in the case. The shortest sentence was for eight years, while the longest was almost 12 years.
Alcohol clouds the judgment of those who consume it, so it often takes the help of others to be sure that those who have had a little too much don't get behind the wheel of a car. Sometimes, that help isn't quite enough.