Lineup announced for 2012 H20 Dallas Music Festival

The 2012 lineup for the H20 Dallas Music Festival has been released and more and more big names are being added to the list. Earlier this week, the five new names were added to the list including Calle 13, Yelawolf, Prince Royce, and Ozomatli.

These five artists already join a long list of popular singer and song writers including Weezer, Snoop Dogg and Damien Marley. The music festival will take place on June 9 at the Cotton Bowl.

Event organizers have stated that the music festival will include several rotating stages as well as areas for merchandise, lifestyle, gaming food and beverages.

For more information on this event and others in the Dallas area, visit the Artist Direct website today.

Mardi Gras events in Dallas-Fort Worth

Fat Tuesday is today and there have already been many celebrations taking place over the weekend in order to celebrate. Mardi Gras literally means Fat Tuesday and it was originated as a way for people to eat a lot of rich foods the day before fasting for the Lenten season.

According to Pegasus News, the Mardi Gras celebration begins days even a week before Fat Tuesday and many places in the Dallas area celebrated at the Mardi Gras Oak Cliffs celebration this weekend.

The Bishop Arts District parade and crawfish boil usually brings in thousands of people to the area.  Other festivals in the area include, the Dash for Beads run, the OCarnivale  Masquerade Ball and  the Lake Dallas Mardi Gras Celebration.

The Dallas criminal defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter are wishing you and your family a safe and fun Mardi Gras.

Man on most wanted list in Eunice arrested in Dallas

One of the people on Eunice’s most wanted list has been arrested in Dallas, Texas and is now being held in the county jail.

The man faces charges including theft, cocaine possession, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. He is also facing charges of failing to appear in court, two counts of driving while on suspension, possession of a controlled substance, and driving without insurance.

The man will soon be transferred from Dallas County jail to the St. Landry Parish jail within the next few days.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a serious crime, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you through this difficult time. Contact the Dallas criminal defense lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today and discussing your options.

Man receives over 7 years for weapons charge

A South Texas man has recently been sentenced to 7 and a half years in prison after attempting to smuggle guns into Mexico.

It is thought that the 16 firearms that he was smuggling were meant to be delivered to the Zetas drug cartel and the man  plead  guilty to the charge in June.

The man was captured by police while he was allegedly transporting the weapons after they were given a tip. The 35-year-old man will now serve jail time for the charge.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime, you need experienced representation on your side during this difficult time. Contact the Dallas criminal defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Dallas police use decoy vehicles with cameras to catch burglars

Since last January, the Dallas Police Department has used decoy vehicles equipped with surveillance cameras to catch people attempting to steal cars.  The police simply leave the decoy vehicles parked with a hidden camera in objects like golf clubs and Christmas presents.

Currently, Dallas police only have two decoy vehicles and have made 10 arrests using them.  Another vehicle is about to be added to the police’s fleet and officials are working on raising money for more.

Police claim that burglary numbers have decreased by over 600 offenses in the past year since implementing the decoy car program.  Law enforcement officers are pushing to expand the program because they say the cameras provide indisputable proof of criminal activity.

If you feel you have been wrongly accused of theft or robbery, contact the Dallas theft and robbery lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today to discuss defending criminal charges.

Judge charged with hitting girlfriend

A probable cause court magistrate has recently been put on unpaid leave after being accused of hitting a woman that he was dating. He has been charged with family violence and is free on $1,500 bail.

The 52-year-old man was arrested in late April on charges of assault of a family member, a Class A misdemeanor. If found guilty he could serve up to a year in prison.

The man is one of the five people who hears cases in the probably cause court. A committee of state district judges voted to put the man on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the case.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as domestic abuse, contact the Dallas domestic abuse attorney of the law offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 to discuss you legal options.

Woman arrested for theft of SUV

A 29-year-old woman was arrested after she stole a woman’s SUV that had her five children in it.

The woman faces charges of auto theft and abandoning/endangering a child and was brought to jail after she was arrested. The children, ages ranging from 1 to 9, were left in the car for a short period of time while their mother went to peak into a rental home. The mother left her Ford Expedition running so that the children would have air condition on them.

The 29-year-old woman then got into the SUV and drove off.  Later she dropped off four of the children and left one in the car before she continued to drive off.  Two miles later, the police found the SUV abandoned in a parking lot.

If you or a loved one has been charged in a serious crime, such as theft, contact the Dallas theft and robbery lawyers at the law offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.

Woman indicted in fatal DWI wreck

A woman has been indicted for the death of a bicyclist she allegedly hit in a DWI accident.

The woman was driving a Kia when she struck a 33-year-old bicyclist. A Breathalyzer test at the scene measured her blood alcohol content at 0.08 and the police officer on the scene originally said that alcohol was not the cause of the incident. The driver claims that she only had one cocktail and she did not see the bicyclist until after she hit him. A court date has not been scheduled, but the driver is currently out on bond.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as a DWI or death by vehicle, contact Dallas vehicular manslaughter lawyer Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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