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Cert. Granted for Jerry Beard

Rusty Gunter reports a success by Assistant Federal Public Defender and LCDLA member Jerry Beard. The United States Supreme Court has accepted cert on his client, Humberto Cuellar. Mr. Cuellar, the Defendant, was stopped in a car going to Mexico. A subsequent search of his vehicle turned up $80,000 in cash, but no drugs. After…

Note about the War on College Students

I have been asked to write an article for The Lubbock Law Notes regarding LCDLA’s pro bono efforts defending clients in LPD’s War on College Kids. Please send me any information you have regarding (1) increase in kids seeking help on MIP’s, Noise Violations, etc. (2) search/seizure issues arising from your client’s cases, (3) any…

Ethics Paper

As part of the Red Mass activities held this year on September 26, 2007, the Hon. J.Q. Warnick put together a three hour ethics seminar. Speakers at the seminar included a Civil Judge, a Criminal Judge, an Appellate Judge, a Federal Judge, a Civil Attorney and speaking for the Criminal Bar was our own Patrick…

Remote Access

The remote access system now has an added functionality that allows attorneys to run their dockets by date or date range. This report will give them all of the criminal settings that are on the courts’ calendars as of the night before. If you are interested in signing up, you can find the form on…

Jail Credit

APO advised me legislature has changed statute to provide defendants receive jail credit for trips to SAFP and CRTC, under 42.12, section 23, the Court shall credit to the def time served by the def as a condition of c.s. in a SAFP or another court ordered residential program facility, but only if the def…

The War on College Students

There’s a pretty good story in the Texas Tech student newspaper about LCDLA’s latest cause, the War Against College Kids. LCDLA is not mentioned by name (you can’t control the press, I’ve learned), but there are excellent quotes from Jill Stangl and Trey McClendon. Alcohol Citations Concern Administrators

Victory: Floyd Holder

Congratulations to (semi) retired LCDLA member Floyd Holder. He filed a pretrial motion to dismiss based on the supremacy clause, forcing a dismissal on two counts of theft of trade secrets in 140th. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a case involving the supremacy clause*, but I want Floyd to provide a copy of…

Victory: Chuck Lanehart

Chuck Lanehart scored a rare hat-trick last week. He won three suppression motions in three days in three different jurisdictions. On Monday, he litigated a DWI suppression issue in Lubbock CCL#1. After the hearing, but before Judge Rusty Ladd made his decision, the State did the right thing and filed a motion to dismiss. On…

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