201312.09
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Austin Property Crime Statistics

We see figures concerning crime that come from a variety of sources. Those sources include the Austin PD, the Texas Department of Public Safety, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation. When you take the numbers related to property crimes from all the official sources available, there are some interesting, and perhaps startling, conclusions…

201312.03
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Misdemeanor Plea in Fatal Car Crash

When a person causes the death of someone else, most people tend to assume that any criminal charge will be a felony. After all, murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and intoxication manslaughter are all felonies of one degree or another. So when a plea agreement is struck that provides for a guilty plea to a…

201311.05
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Consequences of Violating Bail Conditions

If you’ve been granted a release on bail, have posted bail, and are now walking the streets, be careful what you do while your case proceeds through the court system. Whatever the conditions of your bail may be, a violation of one or more of them can lead to serious consequences. An example was reported…

201310.23
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Road Rage in Travis County

When most of us think about the phrase “road rage,” we probably focus on the feelings of anger and frustration that reveal themselves when other drivers act as if they own the road. Of course, if we’re really honest about it, most of the anger is directed at actions that we ourselves are guilty of…

201310.08
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City Bag Ban Said to Aid Shoplifters

Earlier this year, a city ordinance went into effect which, with some exceptions, banned Austin businesses from supplying single-use carryout bags to its customers. It had taken a year from its initial passage in March 2012 to prepare all the administrative rules which apply to the ordinance. As you might expect, opinions on the usefulness…