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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…

Proud Father: Wes Keng

Wesley Keng is now a proud dad. William was born yesterday, weighing in at 9lb 9oz. I have no idea why we always tell how much a baby weighs. Mother and child are doing great.

Victory: Steve Hamilton and Nicky Boatwright

Congratulations to Steve Hamilton and Nicky Boatwright. They got a 15-minute acquittal in CCL#2 September 12 on a DWI “B”. No breath test case. Steve reports that the jury ordered lunch, but Giorgio’s couldn’t deliver the grub before they had a verdict. Great job, gladiators!

Nicky Boatwright & Destination Dignity

Nicky Boatwright received the Destination Dignity…Celebrating People Award from Lubbock MHMR and Advocacy Inc. This special recognition was for her role in the development of a method to train interested attorneys in the representation of mentally challenged persons as well as the innovation of a rotational system for their representation by qualified attorneys. I know…

Victory: Donnie Yandell

Donny Yandell tried a State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance case yesterday in Levelland. Client lived in Brownfield and borrowed his girlfriend’s car to go to work in Wolfforth. On his way home, DPS Super Trooper stops him for speeding, 73 in a 70. Of course the trooper smells the odor of marijuana.…

Retired LPD Officer Larry Stephens

There is an interesting bit about retired LPD officer Larry Stephens on the Members Only section: Retired LPD Officer Larry Stephens Please note: this is an entirely new version of the members only forum that everyone was used to back when we first started it. I can almost guarantee that you are NOT registered for…

New procedures for electronic communication devices on court floors

Effective September 1, 2007, LR 83.18 and LCrR 53.1 were amended, and Miscellaneous Order 63 became effective. These changes continue the prohibition on the possession of electronic communication devices on court floors, but grants certain exceptions. In Dallas and Fort Worth you may be required to show your bar identification card or a written authorization…

Attorney Richard Grigg: Presentation on His Defense of Guantanamo Bay Detainees

Richard “Dicky” Grigg, an attorney from Austin, will make a presentation regarding his pro bono work defending detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Wednesday September 5th from 10:00am till 10:50am in the forum of the Texas Tech University School of Law. After the presentation Mr. Grigg will open up the floor for Q&A’s. This event…

Victory: Mark Snodgrass & Fred Stangl

Mark Snodgrass and Fred Stangl have done it again! In a Kent County murder case June 25, they busted the jury panel, resulting in a change of venue to Throckmorton County. Today in Throckmorton County, they busted another jury panel. Some 40-plus jurors were excused or disqualified, leaving only 22 to choose from. I’ve never…