Special prosecutor Brian Wice stated on Wednesday, June 1 the Dallas, Texas-based Fifth Court of Appeals allowed the case against Texas Attorney General Warren Kenneth “Ken” Paxton, Jr. to move forward as it upheld the charges of fraud against him.
Paxton was indicted in 2015 based on charges of allegedly defrauding investors regarding a technology startup company.
The Republican-dominated Texas Criminal Court of Appeals dismissed criminal charges against former Texas Governor James Richard “Rick” Perry earlier this year. Paxton will have one more opportunity to have these charges dropped if he files for an appeal at this highest court level. His legal counsel, Bill Mateja, stated they are currently considering this option.
The consequences following a conviction of a criminal offense in Austin or other areas in Texas can be distressing, often drastically altering one’s life. It is important to have a strong and aggressive defense when going to court in order to fight your charges. If you are seeking legal help, please contact our legal team at Ian Inglis Attorney at Law by calling our offices today at (512) 472-1950.