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.

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