By Steven Kreytak Wednesday, June 8, 2011 The murder trial of a former stripper and her boyfriend who are accused of robbing and killing a customer last year continued in a Travis County courtroom today, with the jury hearing from a strip club manager and the customer’s wife among other witnesses. Jessica Krause-Patterson, 20, and… Read more
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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer David Frank has been an attorney since 1992. Well known among members of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mr. Frank has devoted his practice to representing individuals accused of crimes. His practice includes defending against felony and misdemeanor charges such as robbery, assault, misapplication of fiduciary property, resisting arrest, credit card abuse, DWI cases, and possession cases. He aggressively represents clients who live throughout the state of Texas as well as clients living abroad. He uses the latest electronic legal research tools to find the cases that help his clients get results.
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Prosecutors say couple lured customer from club to rob him By Steven Kreytak Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Elmore Allen spent his final night alive last year at the Hot Bodies Gentlemen’s Club in Southeast Austin, where he drank, flashed cash and got table dances from several strippers, including Jessica Krause-Patterson, a prosecutor said Tuesday. When… Read more
By Jonathan Osborne American-Statesman Staff Saturday, April 14, 2001 Knowing he was HIV-positive, Paul Leslie Hollingsworth slept with a co-worker in 1997 — one of at least five women whom prosecutors say Hollingsworth had unprotected sex with after his 1987 diagnosis. Not long after, the woman also tested positive for the virus, which causes AIDS…. Read more
One year after Austin police shot a man in the back at a robbery scene, Travis County prosecutors on Monday dismissed the robbery charge against him, prompting the man’s criminal defense lawyer and his mother to criticize the prosecutors for taking so long to right a wrong. “I think the system failed Gregory Steen,” said… Read more
Arguments in Texas’ first gang injunction case closed Wednesday with attorneys debating whether the legal tool violates the civil rights of six individuals or could bring crime-weary residents in a Northeast Austin neighborhoods a measure of peace. State District Judge Will Flowers is expected to rule on the permanent injunction today. “We need to get… Read more
A criminal defense lawyer Thursday accused Austin police of arresting his client for aggravated robbery to avoid legal liability for shooting the unarmed defendant in the back as he fled the scene. State District Judge Jon Wisser postponed a ruling on legal motions to make several officers, including Police Chief Stan Knee, testify and disclose… Read more
It was after midnight and raining heavily on Oct. 11, 1997, when more than 20 Austin police officers surrounded a North Austin house, prepared to stop what they believed was a robbery in progress. Several victims remained inside and shots had been fired, police were told. The officers decided to go through the front door…. Read more
The photographers’ work has been found in coffee table books, shown in galleries and museums coast to coast and can be found in Austin’ s largest bookstores, including Barnes & Noble and Book People. This week, in a Travis County courtroom, photographs from Sally Mann’ s Immediate Family” and Jock Sturges’ “Radiant Identities,” as well… Read more