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Police officer assaulted at Waffle House

Posted on November 15th, 2010 No Comments

Last Friday, a police officer that was not wearing his uniform was assaulted at the Waffle House on 1015 Texas 6 near Katy Freeway.  The officer was assaulted when trying to stop two men from interacting with a woman at the restaurant.

The incident occurred just after 3 A.M. in west Houston when two men entered the restaurant.  The men reportedly verbally harassed a woman until she stood up and told them to leave her alone.  The men pushed her down and the off-duty officer attempted to intervene.  One of the men then punched the officer in the face.

The men quickly ran out of the restaurant and left in an unidentified car.

The Houston assault defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer are here to help defend you if you have been charged with assault or other criminal offenses.  Contact us today at 713-523-0404 to set up an appointment to discuss your defense.

Community calls on law enforcement after rise in burglaries

Posted on November 10th, 2010 No Comments

A recent rise in burglaries in the Sunnyside Gardens neighborhood on Houston’s south side has caused community members to ask for increased law enforcement in the area.  Compared to 2009, burglaries in the area are up by 11 percent.  From January to September in 2009, there were 339 burglaries in the area and 375 for the same time period in 2010.

Community members say that the rise in burglaries is a result of an increase in vacant properties in the area.  Since September, the area has had 30 burglaries and police have tried to pay more attention to the neighborhood.  Houston Police Department Assistant Chief of Police Daniel Perales stated, “Officers have been able to successfully arrest and charge several suspects and we are continuing the investigation in order to arrest and charge additional suspects”.

Contact the Houston theft attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer at 713-523-0404 if you or someone you know has been charged with theft or burglary.

Innocent Houston man released after 18 years in prison

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 No Comments

After 18 years,  an innocent Houston man was released from prison after officials decided that evidence was insufficient to support that he was involved in the six murders for which he was charged.  45-year old Anthony Graves was convicted of killing a Sommerville family in 1992.

The only evidence that investigators found to link Graves to the killings was another defendant’s testimony, which they later recanted.  A lawyer involved in the case said that the case was handled “in a way that would be described as a criminal justice system’s nightmare”.  She continued, “We all know there was never enough evidence to bring this man to trial”.

After his release, Graves stated, “I never lost hope.  I never lost hope.  Once you lose hope, you’re just a dead man walking.  I knew that one day it was going to come to this.  I just didn’t know it was going to be this day”.

Being charged with a crime you did not commit is scary and overwhelming.  Contact the Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer P.C. at 713-523-0404 to find the justice you deserve.