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Former Conroe student is sentenced to 15 years in prison for drunk driving death

Posted on November 28th, 2011 No Comments

Former Conroe High School student and honors student at Sam Houston State University, Bethany L. Denman, 25, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for intoxicated manslaughter from a February 2010 car crash that killed one and injured three others.

Denman drove the wrong way in the southbound lanes of a San Antonio street when she hit Amy Meron, 53, head-on.  Meron died at the scene, and witnesses reported that Denman hit a curb several times before hitting Meron and knocking down a light pole.

Denman’s blood-alcohol level was 0.30 at the time of the accident–more than four times the legal limit.

If you or a loved one has been charged with driving under the influence, contact Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404.

Texas Father, Daughter Facing Felonies for Fuel Tax Fraud

Posted on April 1st, 2010 No Comments

A man from Milam County and his daughter are facing felony charges after being arrested Monday.

According to officials at the Texas Comptroller’s Office, Don H. Roddam was arrested with his daughter, 50 year-old Sandi Roddam Richter, for felony motor fuel tax fraud.

The father-daughter team was indicted by a Travis County grand jury, following an investigation by the Texas Comptroller’s Office into the Cam-Rock Oil company, a motor fuel distribution company. The indictments contend that Roddam, Richter and the Cam-Rock Oil Company intentionally did not remit motor fuels taxes they collected on fuel sales. Richter faces two additional charges of falsifying fuel tax reports and failing to retain documents as required by law.

The cases are being prosecuted by the Motor Fuels Tax Fraud Division, a state-funded unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

All charges against Roddam and Richter are second-degree felonies. If convicted, both could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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 the Houston criminal attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-523-0404 today.

Border Patrol Agents Seize 232lbs of Marijuana

Posted on March 17th, 2010 No Comments

United States Border Patrol agents seized more than 232 pounds of marijuana Monday near the Santa Teresa station.

According to a report released by the United State Border Patrol at Santa Teresa, shortly before 10:00 p.m. Monday agents observed several people loading backpacks into a vehicle on Highway 9. As agents pursued the vehicle and attempted to perform a stop, the driver fled. Agents deployed a controlled tire deflation device, deflating the front tires of the vehicle and forced the driver to the side of the road. The driver then attempted to flee on foot, but agents were able to subdue the man.

A search of the Nissan Altima uncovered nine duffel bags of marijuana. Agents estimate the street value of the drugs to be around $185,600.

The marijuana and the driver were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration in Las Cruces for prosecution.

If you or someone you know is facing charges of DWI in Texas, please contact an experienced Houston criminal attorney of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling 713-523-0404.

DUI Crash Victim's Family Sues Bar

Posted on March 8th, 2010 No Comments

The family of a young woman killed by a Fort Worth police officer in an alleged DUI crash is suing one of the bars he drank in that night.

The family of 27 year-old Sonia Baker is suing the Pour House on West 7th Street in Fort Worth. The lawsuit alleges that Fort Worth narcotics officer Jesus Cisneros was served alcohol at the bar until he was dangerously drunk. Cisneros left the bar and was involved in the crash with Baker.

Attorney for Baker’s family, Jeff Rasansky, said there is evidence to back up the claims of the lawsuit. “We understand that there are video tapes that we have not seen, that establish the fact that he had four beers and four hard liquor shots. Obviously he was intoxicated.” said Rasansky.

If you or someone you know is facing charges of DWI in Texas, please contact an experienced Houston criminal attorney of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling 713-523-0404.

B.P. Agents Seize 715lbs Marijuana in Texas

Posted on March 5th, 2010 No Comments

United States Border Patrol agents in Texas seized 715 pounds of marijuana from an SUV Tuesday.

Border Patrol agents stationed near Abram spotted a suspicious sports utility vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near a Rio Grande River access area. According to police, agents pursued the vehicle and the driver attempted a quick U-turn and crashed into a fence. Border Patrol agents arrested the driver after discovering a stash of 344 bundles of marijuana.

According to United States Border Patrol agents, the marijuana has a street value of $572,000. Agents for the United States Drug Enforcement Agency assumed custody of the driver and the drugs.

If you or someone you know is facing drug charges or any criminal charges in Texas, please contact an experienced Houston criminal attorney of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling 713-523-0404.

Police Seize 58lbs of Texas Marijuana

Posted on February 26th, 2010 No Comments

Police in Florida seized over 58 pounds of marijuana that was being shipped from Texas.

Investigators with the Jackson County Drug Task force initiated an investigation into the trafficking of large amounts of marijuana on Interstate 10. On February 23, police observed a Ford truck driving erratically on the highway. The car was stopped, and upon making contact with the occupants, police deployed narcotics detection canines around the vehicle. Both canines alerted officers to the presence of narcotics in a toolbox in the bed of the pickup truck. A search of the vehicle uncovered nine packages of marijuana weighing a total of 58.75 pounds.

Digital scales a .40 caliber Glock pistol with laser sights were found during a search of the car’s interior. The three men in the vehicle were all charged with trafficking marijuana and placed under arrest by the Florida Highway Patrol.

All three men were from Texas.

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in Texas, please contact a Houston criminal attorney of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling 713-523-0404.

3 Arrested in Texas Meth Bust

Posted on February 19th, 2010 No Comments

Three people have been arrested following a raid on a mobile home in East Texas where police found an alleged methamphetamine lab.

According to the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office says the supplies used for making crystal meth were discovered inside the trailer Thursday. Sgt. Allen Hill said sheriff’s deputies seized about 1,000 grams of liquid meth after going to the mobile home in connection with a stolen pistol investigation.

Two men and one women, all from Lufkin, are facing drug related charges.

If you are facing criminal charges in the state of Texas, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney you can trust. Please contact a Houston criminal lawyer of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-523-0404.

Border Patrol Seizes 31lbs Marijuana in Texas

Posted on February 12th, 2010 No Comments

United States Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas seized 31 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday.

A statement released by the U.S. Border Patrol says agents discovered the drugs in a truck attempting to cross the border. A search of the vehicle uncovered numerous framed portraits of Jesus Christ. Agents removed the paintings’ backing to find 31 bundles of marijuana, totaling more than 31 pounds.

The truck was driven by a 22 year-old Mexican woman from Ciudad Juarez. She informed the agents that she had nothing to declare but some framed art.

Border Patrol agents told reporters that the woman was turned over to the El Paso Police Department for prosecution.

If you are facing criminal charges in the state of Texas, you deserve an experienced criminal attorney that you can trust. Please contact a Houston criminal lawyer of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling 713-523-0404.