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Houston man linked to rape through DNA

Posted on October 25th, 2011 No Comments

A 27-year old Houston man was recently linked to an incident of rape through DNA evidence.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a sample of DNA evidence found at the scene of the crime matches a DNA sample in their database.

The crime occurred in June at around 4:30 a.m. when an elderly woman was confronted by a man hiding behind a sofa in her home and sexually assaulted.  The man left after she told him that family members would be arriving at the home shortly.

Police also say that the suspect has family who lives blocks from the home in northwest Houston where the 72-year old victim was raped.

The suspect has been charged with rape of an elderly or disabled person.

1 in 50 self-report drunk driving

Posted on October 19th, 2011 No Comments

In an anonymous survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2010, one in 50 adults admitted to drunk driving at least once in the previous month.

The survey also revealed that 81 percent of drivers who self-reported driving drunk were men. 1 in 3 who self-reported drunk driving in the survey were men between the ages of 21- and 34-years-old.

The CDC also found, based on the survey, that people who live in the Midwest and people who do not always wear their seat belt are more likely to drink and drive. Overall, officials estimate that people in the U.S. drove drunk 112 million times in 2010.

Contact the Houston drunk driving defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404, if you or someone you know has been charged with drunk driving.

Juvenile incarceration decreases in Texas

Posted on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

After juvenile crime law reforms were put in place in 2007, Texas has seen a decrease in juvenile incarcerations.

Last week, a nationwide juvenile justice study titled “No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration” was released.  The study reveals that the number of minors in jail in Texas has decreased from 4,800 in August 2006 to 1,800 in August 2010.

“Texas has precipitously reversed course on juvenile incarceration … Violent juvenile felony arrests in Texas fell by 10 percent from 2006 to 2009, and total juvenile arrests fell by 9 percent.,” states the study.

In addition, arrests of juveniles for violent crimes in Texas have decreased by 27 percent.

If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense, contact the Houston juvenile criminal defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 to discuss your situation with one of our experienced defense attorneys.

Many being tricked into smuggling drugs

Posted on October 5th, 2011 No Comments

Recently, police are finding that more and more innocent people are being tricked into smuggling drugs.

For example, one man who was traveling to Houston was tricked into carrying  2 bags which he didn’t know had $20,000 worth of cocaine inside of them through U.S. customs in exchange for a free bus ride on a bus owned by a relative.

Also, a college student in El Paso says police found a duffle bag that had 112 pounds of marijuana inside the trunk of his car.  He had no idea how the bag got inside of his car and describes the day as the worst day of his life.

Fortunately, a prosecutor convinced a  judge dropped the drug possession charges.

If you or someone you know has been charged with drug possession, contact the Houston possession of a controlled substance lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 to learn more about how we can help defend you.