Harris County to Hire Eight Public Defenders for Bail Hearings

Harris County to Hire Eight Public Defenders for Bail Hearings

Harris County Commissioners voted May 29th to add eight new positions to the county’s public defender office in response to the backlash from people regarding jailing people if they can’t pay their bail before their trial. Starting July 1st a public defender will be...
DWI Number One Crime Committed In Montgomery County

DWI Number One Crime Committed In Montgomery County

As many as 2,500 DWI cases are reported in Montgomery County every year. According to statistics from the Texas Transportation Institute there were 624 DUI-related crashes in the county and 21 fatal crashes in 2015 alone. According to Texas law, a person commits the...

Prosecutors Will Now Face Criminal Charges for Withholding or Altering Exculpatory Evidence In California

In the state of California, it is now a felony for all prosecutors to withhold exculpatory evidence. The decision comes more than two years into a dispute involving prosecutors in Orange County who allegedly engaged in misconduct while trying a case that involved...