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Johnny Manziel’s domestic violence case may go before grand jury

The Dallas Police Department in Texas announced on Thursday, February 25 that they had concluded their domestic violence investigation of the Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and decided to let a grand jury rule on whether or not he attacked his ex-girlfriend.

Manziel was yet to be charged with a crime, but police authorities had already asked the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office to present a misdemeanor assault case to the grand jury – a charge which has a maximum punishment of one year of imprisonment jail time and a $4,000 fine.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M football star allegedly hit and threatened the life of his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, during a night out on Jan. 30, 2016, at one point striking her so hard that she allegedly lost hearing in one ear.

Domestic violence and assault are two of the most serious crimes on can be charged with in the state of Texas. If you are facing such serious offenses in Austin, do not hesitate to contact Ian Inglis Attorney at Law as soon as possible by calling (512) 472-1950.

NFL’s Roger Goodell Goodell visits Austin’s domestic violence hotlines

September 27— In light of recent events, including that involving suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL’s commissioner Roger Goodell came to Austin to visit the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

The NFL has recently been criticized for how they decided to suspend Ray Rice several months after his domestic violence incident with his then-fiancee and now wife Janay Palmer Rice. Palmer Rice has been standing up for her husband, saying that both her and her husband were out of character that night.

If you have recently been accused with assault or domestic violence charges, get in touch with the criminal defense team of attorney Ian Inglis. It is absolutely important that you seek legal counsel as early on in the process as possible, for your entire professional and personal future could be hinged on such accusations. Call our offices today at 512-472-1950.

New system to enforce gun removal from domestic violence offenders

County officials in Dallas are working to launch a new system to effectively remove guns from domestic violence offenders, KHOU.com reported on July 2.

A private gun range near Love Field volunteered to store the estimated 700 to 1,000 confiscated weapons per year. Under state and federal law, domestic violence offenders are not permitted to own a firearm. However, Criminal Court Judge Roberto Cañas said this is something that Dallas County has not sufficiently enforced in the past.

Now, judges will more thoroughly investigate the likelihood that offenders own a gun and insist upon its confiscation. This program is expected to be enacted by September.

In addition to confiscation of a firearm, domestic violence charges pose serious personal and professional ramifications. If you need legal defense for your assault or domestic violence charge, enlist the experienced Austin-based criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis Attorney at Law. Contact his offices today at (512) 472-1950 to begin taking the necessary steps to build your comprehensive defense.

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