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Fred Stangl Wears Them Out!

Congratulations to The Tangler, Fred Stangl, after a five-day fight this week in 137th District Court in a case of possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver 1-4 grams in a drug free zone (DFZ). The State dropped the DFZ after Fred’s investigation revealed the subject daycare had lost its license. Fred aggressively attacked…

Prairie Dog Lawyers Seminar coming up!

The 28th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar is just around the corner: January 3 and 4 at the Texas Tech School of Law. THIS IS OUR SEMINAR! It is a big deal, and we all need to do our part to make it a success as usual. If you have not signed…

Congratulations to Perfesser Pat!

Congratulations to Perfesser Pat! Pat Metze this morning was named full-time TTUSL Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Texas Tech Criminal Justice Clinic. Beginning in September, Pat will take on full-time duties at TTUSL, on the tenure track. I just saw Pat over at the courthouse, and he is a happy camper, looking…

Two Big Victories

A couple of victories to report. Laurie Key won an acquittal yesterday in Terry County on a possession of controlled substance 4-200 grams with a prior pen trip. Dope was found in a motel room after execution of a search warrant. 35 grams were in the wall behind an air vent behind a mirror. The…

Thursday Will Be Busy

Professor Pat Metze has informed me that Lydia Clay-Jackson,Board Certified in Criminal Law, Dean of the Trial College and future President of TCDLA is coming this Thursday, November 15th, to speak to the students at the law school and to work with his class on theory and theme preparation. Pat is planning a luncheon in…

LCDLA Publicity

In the last few days, our organization has received some outstanding publicity regarding our pro bono effort to assist young folks caught up in LPD’s party patrol debacle. Last week, the Lubbock Law Notes devoted its front page to an article I wrote, “Lubbock Lawyers Volunteer to Oppose ‘War Against College Kids’.” Quoted in the…

Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure Amendment

Effective September 1, 2007, Rule 25.2(d) of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure was amended to require a statement in the certification of the defendant’s right to appeal form that the defendant has been informed of his appellate rights. The certification form has been rewritten to conform to the amended rule. A sample form, ‘Trial…

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