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…

A Special Holiday Greeting

Check out a special holiday greeting from your LCDLA officers on the Member’s Only section. You will not want to miss this! http://lcdla.org/members/viewtopic.php?p=51

Victory: Kerry Piper

Congratulations on a big win for Kerry Piper this week. He got a 36-minute not guilty from a jury in the 242nd District Court of Hale County (Judge Self). It was an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (knife). The complainant had horrible black eye and cut nose from a bite, but her credibility was…

Larry Elms

Longtime LCDLA member Larry Elms died yesterday following a courageous battle with cancer. Larry will be remembered as a fine lawyer, with expertise in many fields of law. He was a devoted family man and father. Every time I was greeted by Larry, I appreciated his friendly smile and positive attitude, despite the challenges he…

Victory: Trey Poage

Congratulations to Trey Poage. He got a not guilty on a two-day DWI B trial in Garza County last week. Ryan Hammit second chaired. The jury was out an hour. Client had turned down time served on a PI, so it was a “must win.” Good job, gladiators!

“How to Beat a DWI” by Mimi Coffey

Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, Women’s Caucus, Hispanic Law Students Association, Tech Law Military Association, and Tech Law Democrats present “How to Beat a DWI” by Mimi Coffey Friday, October 26, at noon in the forum Mimi Coffey is a Tech Law alum and is one of the leading DWI defense attorneys in the state. She…

Victory: Susan Rowley

Congrats to Susan Rowley on her hung jury/mistrial in the 137th District Court. Susan’s client was charged with three counts of injury to a child. The issue was whether the corporal punishment meted out by the Citizen Accused was reasonable (from what I could tell). Jury was out for about 8 hours. Great job, Susan!

Mark Cannon Scholarship Fund

Click here: Navy Corpsman Mark Cannon Memorial Scholarship I set up this web site to help raise money for a scholarship in Mark’s name. Mark’s mom, Becky, was my good friend and first boss/mentor. She died a year ago last February; I’d known Mark since he was 7. His father has no other children, but…

Victories & Announcements

Congratulations to David Crook. He won an acquittal in a two-day jury trial this week on a possession of marijuana case in CCAL#1. Congratulations to Danny Hurley. His client walked with a grand jury no-bill Tuesday on a murder accusation. Danny used Amarillo polygrapher Jimmy Stevens with great success in the case. Finally, congratulations to…