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.

Police department keeps tabs on non-compliant sex offenders

The U.S. Marshall’s Service’s Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force along with the Marshall Police Department have began a new operation that aims to make sure that all registered sex offenders are following the city’s compliances.

The operation was labeled Operation Constant Vigilance and through its efforts, 38 sex offenders within the Marshall city limits were checked and two of them were found to be violating their registration by the location of their residence. Both men were issued warrants for Failure to Comply as a Sex Offender.

If you or a loved one has been charged with violating your sex offender registration, contact the Dallas sex offender registration violation defense attorneys of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling t (214) 845-7007.

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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