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.

Tornadoes touch down in Dallas leaving destroyed homes, buildings behind

Anywhere between six and thirteen tornadoes struck down in the Dallas and North Texas area yesterday. Luckily, there have not been any fatality reports, but many homes and buildings in the area were completely destroyed.

According to CNN, Officials will be in surveying the area for more accurate numbers on the damage that was caused by the storms and rescuers are still looking to make sure that no survivors are trapped underneath the rubble.

Thousands of people were stuck in the area when their flights did not take off from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. Thousands stayed at hotels, while nearly 1,400 slept in the airport terminal.

Today, over 200 departures were still cancelled and officials are asking people to double check their flights before arriving at the airport in order to reduce traffic in the area.

The storms caused damage to over 100 airplanes. Lancaster, Texas, just south of Dallas, had nearly 300 buildings damaged in the storm and officials put a curfew on the city to ensure resident’s safety.

The thoughts of the Dallas criminal defense lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are with the families in the area who suffered home damage in the storm.

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.

Arlington police arrest wrong man on murder charges

Fransisco Daniel Romero was recently arrested and accused of murder after being pulled over by an Arlington police officer.  Romero was pulled over for a traffic offense, but upon looking up his driver’s license number and birth date, the police found an arrest warrant for a man with the same name who is suspected of a murder 11 years ago.  Both Fransisco Daniel Romero and the man who has a warrant for arrest, Fransisco Javier Ortiz Romero, were born on October 4th, 1969 and have a wife named Sandra.

Fransisco Daniel Romero repeatedly told police that he was innocent and despite a lack of photo or fingerprint identification from the suspect, the Arlington police confirmed the warrant and turned Romero over to the Dallas County Jail.  Romeo has no criminal record, not even a traffic offense, has maintained employment, and became a permanent resident of the United States in 2002.  Fortunately, the suspect’s former wife Sandra was called in and notified the police that they had the wrong Romero.

If you or someone you know has been wrongfully accused of murder or another crime in Dallas, contact the Dallas murder and homicide lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

Dallas police officers accused of beating DWI suspect

A DWI suspect is accusing two Dallas Police officers of beating him after they found him in front of his home.

According to the man, the incident occurred when two undercover police spotted him outside of his home. The man has admitted that he has a lengthy criminal history and had been drinking and driving earlier that morning.

The man then said that the police officers grabbed him out of his truck, knocked him down and began to kick him in the face. The man said that the officers then left him in his driveway and his girlfriend and daughter found him beaten in the front yard.

The officers did not arrest him or call for any medical help. Other officers were called to investigate why the original officers had not arrested the man even though he had many outstanding warrants. The undercover officers told investigators that the man lunged at them so they were forced to take him down, but there is still a question why the man was not arrested.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as a DWI, you need experienced representation on your side during this stressful time. Contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Man sentenced for methamphetamine trafficking

A man was convicted for a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy that was operating in the Fort Worth area since 2005.

The 46-year-old man was sentenced to 360 months in prison after he was convicted in January for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering.

This man was the last of the organization to be convicted and several members of this trafficking organization were classified as armed and dangerous. A total of 19 defendants were charged with felony offenses.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious drug charge, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Dallas drug offense lawyers of the law offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Drunk driving accident sends one to hospital

A drunk driving accident sent one to the hospital on Sam Houston Blvd.

A 38-year-old man struck another vehicle and then fled the scene of the accident. The driver of the car that was hit was immediately transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

An officer later found the 38-year-old driver’s car by noticing the damage on his car and thinking it would be congruent to the accident. A field sobriety test was done to the man and he failed this and the blood test that was ran.

Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injury and legal issues for any offenders. Our thoughts are with the family of the victim.

Teen arrested in shooting case

A suspect in the shooting near North Texas Street eatery in Fairfield on April 17 has been arrested.

The incident happened at 5:30 p.m. on April 17 when a 19-year-old was shot while walking with a group of friends outside of the eatery. The suspected shooter was in the parking lot of the eatery when he began shooting and struck the teenager in the leg.

The 16-year-old suspected shooter was arrested and booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, a probation violation and weapons charge.

Criminal charges can instantly change your life. If you or a loved one has been charged with a weapons charge, contact the Dallas assault defense lawyers of Mark. T Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.

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.

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