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Houston man shot to death in his vehicle

Posted on May 28th, 2010 No Comments

A 34-year-old Houston man was shot to death in his Northwest Houston apartment complex at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The reported apartment complex is located in the 5300 block of Deep Forest.  The victim was shot more than once and was found in his vehicle where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Residents at the apartment said they heard several gunshots and looked out into the parking lot  in time to see a man run from the scene and get into a car.  No other injuries were reported.  Police said investigators have no motives or suspects yet.

The Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson and Baer, P.C. would like to extend our condolences to those affected.

Suspect pleads not guilty to polygamist sect murders

Posted on May 21st, 2010 No Comments

The daughter of a polygamist sect leader who was charged with helping orchestrate the murders of four people, including an 8-year-old child, plead not guilty on Wednesday.

The 44-year-old woman has been a fugitive for nearly 20 years since the killings took place. The woman is accused with the June 1988 slaying of three men who chose to leave to polygamist sect as well as the daughter of one of the victims. Prosecutors say that the woman and her half-brother directed the killings after a “sign from God.”

If you have been charged a crime, the Houston criminal attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. may be able to help you build a strong defense and help you with your right to a fair trial. To learn more, contact our offices today by calling 713-523-0404.

Houston teacher wanted after beating student

Posted on May 13th, 2010 No Comments

A Houston charter school teacher fired Monday after beating a 13 year-old student is wanted by the police after a criminal background check revealed that she was wanted on criminal mischief charges over slashing another woman’s tires in 2009. Jamie’s House Charter School fired the teacher after a cell phone camera caught her slapping, kicking, and throwing a student’s head into a wall. She had worked at the school for three years without any similar incidents.

Texas state law does not require charter schools to undergo the same rigor of standards that public schools are accounted to uphold. Instead, the state-wide requirement for charter schools came in a 2007 law that required a criminal background check and fingerprints from teacher applicants. The charter school under scrutiny has refused to comment on the abusive teacher’s background.

No criminal charges have been pressed against the teacher as of yet for this particular incident, but they are expected to compound her previous record.

If you are facing criminal charges, an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer is your best defense. Contact the Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. Calling 713-523-0404 today, and discuss your legal rights and options with an effective lawyer today.

4 in Houston Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Posted on May 13th, 2010 No Comments

Thee people in Houston, including a 72 year-old man, were arrested on drug charges after authorities found cocaine and marijuana inside a home in Brazoria County Monday.

According to officials with the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office, 72 year-old Apolinar Saenz, 59 year-old Alfred Guajardo, 55 year-old Virginia Guajardo, and 65 year-old Maria Sanchez are charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The four were arrested at Guajardo’s home in Rosharon at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Each of the four is being held at the Brazoria County jail in lieu of $110,000 bail.

The arrests are a result of an investigation by the sheriff’s office narcotics unit. Deputies recovered two kilograms of powder cocaine, seven ounces of marijuana and $1,970 in cash at the home.

If you are facing charges for a serious crime and are seeking legal counsel, please contact a Houston drug crime defense attorney of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-523-0404 today.

Longhorns' Running Back Arrested for DWI

Posted on May 7th, 2010 No Comments

Longhorns’ running back Vondrell McGee will be suspended for the season opener after being arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to officials with the Austin Police Department, the 21 year-old National Football League star was arrested in the city shortly after 3:00 a.m. Sunday after an officer observed the player driving with his lights off. A preliminary police report contends that officers administered a Breathalyzer test to McGee, whose blood alcohol content registered .12 percent. The legal limit in Texas is .08 percent.

Longhorns’ head coach Mack Brown said McGee will sit out “at least” the first game of this season.

If you or someone you love is facing a DUI or DWI charge, an experienced lawyer may be your best chance of beating the charge. Please contact a Houston DWI Lawyer of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-523-0404 today.