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Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Surrounding Netflix Show Cast Members

Cheer, the Netflix six-part docuseries that aired in January 2020, follows a cheer team from Navarro College preparing for the annual National Cheerleading Championship. It captures the highs and lows of being a competitive cheerleader and what it takes to win. Unfortunately, some stars of the show are now facing allegations of sexual misconduct. According to federal […]


First-Time Offender Facing A Life Sentence Gets Second Chance

Brittany Barnett met long-time friend Sharanda Jones twelve years ago while studying law at South Methodist University. Barnett discovered a YouTube video of Jones, who was facing a life sentence in prison for a first-time non-violent offense, and reached out to try to help. According to Jones, she grew up in poverty in Terrell and struggled to […]


CARES Act Indictment

White-Collar Crime- Fort Bend CARES Act Indictment    “White collar crimes” aren’t so black and white. In fact, they can be some of the most complicated and difficult types of cases to defend against. Although these crimes are not typically violent in nature, a number of white-collar crimes involve not only state charges but federal […]


Will CPS Interview my Child During an Investigation?

by: Attorney Kristi Tyler Once the Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Protective Services (CPS) begins an investigation of your family, know that the process typically begins with an interview of the child. CPS will attempt to interview your child and may also interview other children living in the home. A CPS Investigator can […]


Super Bowl Weekend and DWI

It’s that time of year again: Super Bowl time. Every year people gather to watch the big game, eat chicken wings and queso, and of course, drink. It is time for family, food, and friendly wagers. For many people, Super Bowl game day is more than just a day to watch the game. It is […]


Couple Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining COVID-19 Relief Funds

A Liberty County couple has been charged in federal court with filing hundreds of fraudulent loan applications to obtain funds from the EIDL relief program authorized by the CARES Act. Clifton Pape, 45, and Sally Jung, 58, of Cleveland, Texas, are alleged to have operated a scheme called My Buddy Loans to fraudulently obtained COVID-19 […]


What Does CPS Investigate?

By: Attorney Kristi Tyler In Texas, the Department of Family and Protective Services, which many still refer to as Child Protective Services, or CPS, investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of children by parents or other family or household members. So, how exactly does the state become involved? The process begins when someone makes a […]


Therrian and Kreck Named “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40” for 2021

D Magazine named Kyle Therrian and Ryan Kreck to its “Best Lawyers Under 40 2021” in Dallas. “This achievement is a result of a peer-review voting process with ballots submitted by thousands of attorneys. Inclusion on the annual ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40’ list is a true testament to our attorneys’ hard work and […]


CPS Wants to Speak to Me! What Should I Do Now?

by: Attorney Kristi Tyler In Texas, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS – the “Department”), which is still often referred to as CPS (Child Protective Services) investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of children. For parents, grandparents, and guardians, the fact that CPS is investigating your family often brings many emotions including that […]


Six Accused of Internet Sex Crimes 

There are few crimes investigated and prosecuted as aggressively as crimes against minors, especially crimes of a sexual nature. A recent sex sting operation being conducted by undercover law enforcement officers in Harris County has yielded a new batch of arrests and landed six men in serious legal trouble. A local Houston news outlet is reporting that […]