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Oct 31, 2018

Plano man gets 7 years for possession of guns and drugs (

2019-11-06T20:26:09+00:00October 31st, 2018|General Criminal Defense, Whalen Law Office News|

Article by Kelsey Samuels, originally published in on Oct 24, 2018 A 70-year-old Plano man was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for possession of a firearm while unlawfully in possession of a controlled substance. According to court reports, Alfred Pick threatened to [...]

Sep 20, 2018

Experts Disagree on Whether Dallas Officer Could Be Credible (

2019-11-06T20:26:09+00:00September 20th, 2018|General Criminal Defense, Whalen Law Office News|

Article by Nomaan Merchant - Associated Press, originally published in, Sept. 15, 2018 Dallas police officer Amber Guyger's explanation that she killed Botham Jean, a neighbor who lived above her, because she mistook his apartment for her own has been dismissed as implausible and self-serving [...]

Sep 10, 2018

Was the Dallas Cop Who Killed Her Neighbor Given Special Treatment? Not Necessarily. (Dallas Observer)

2019-11-06T20:26:09+00:00September 10th, 2018|General Criminal Defense, Whalen Law Office News|

Article by Christian McPhate, originally published in Dallas Observer, Sept. 10, 2018 Three days passed before Texas Rangers sought a manslaughter charge against Amber Guyger, the off-duty Dallas police officer who police say mistakenly shot and killed her 26-year-old neighbor. Commenters on social media, however, [...]

Jan 7, 2016

The Departments of Justice and Labor Announce Expansion of Worker Endangerment Initiative to Address Environmental and Worker Safety Violations

2016-01-07T06:53:04+00:00January 7th, 2016|Whalen Law Office News|

From the DOJ website Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division Will Work with the Department of Labor and U.S. Attorneys for Broader Look at Environmental and Workplace Safety Crimes In an effort to prevent and deter crimes that put the lives and the health [...]

To All Current Whalen Law Office Clients

March 20, 2020:  As the global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, Whalen Law Office has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our clients and employees. Because of this, we have temporarily closed our offices until April 3rd, 2020. However, rest assured that your case is not being neglected and we are still working hard to represent you. Our entire staff will be working remotely from home and available by email and phone during our normal office hours of 8:30AM-5:30PM, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions or  concerns, you can reach us at or by phone at (214)-368-2560.

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