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Victory: Associate Member, James Teague

James Teague of Rockport, Associate LCDLA member, got a 27-minute not guilty in an “intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to an individual over 65, by choking” in San Patricio County. He says he basically learned everything he used from Lubbock’s best (a few of them). Good job, James.

Victory: Mark Snodgrass & Fred Stangl

Congratulations to Mark Snodgrass and Fred Stangl. Â They got a mistrial/busted jury this afternoon on a murder case out of Kent County. Â They began with 85 jurors, and disqualified all but 28, leaving too few to select a jury. Â The DA agreed to a change of venue. Â Good job, gladiators!

Victory: Chuck Lanehart

Across the hall in CCL#2, Chuck Lanehart’s client walked on two MPAG’s alleging he violated his theft probations by burglarizing a home. Judge Farmer found the State had not proved the allegation: the client had a good alibi for the time of the burglary, and a defense witness supported his explanation that he pawned items…

Victory: Danny Hurley

In 140th District Court, Danny Hurley’s client walked out of the courthouse after a three-day trial, beating a second-degree felony accusation of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit aggravated assault. After about three hours of deliberations, the jury found Danny’s client guilty of the lesser-included offense of misdemeanor criminal trespass, and he was…

Victory: Danny Hurley

Congratulations to Danny for getting the two-word verdict in a sexual assault case in Midland County. The citizen accused was the former Midland Lee girls basketball coach and the complainant a former player. Apparently, the “avuncular” Mr. Hurley and co-counsel Brian Carney of Midland were able to convince the jury that the complainants history of…

Victory: Chip Parker

Congratulations to Chip Parker! He got a mistrial/hung jury in 140th June 14, 2007. His innocent client was accused of burning a 15-month-old with boiling water. Chip’s voir dire was top notch. Thanks goes out to David Guinn for his assistance and to LCDLA members Hurley/Guinn/Clements for their work in the Long case. Judge Darnell…

Victory: David Guinn

Congratulations to David Guinn on a big win May 31! Albeit a civil matter, David’s case involves defending the Bill of Rights, of course (1st Amendment). In Charles Ault v. Lubbock County, David got Judge Cummings to grant a preliminary injunction so the Boom Boom Cabaret can continue its sexually oriented business while Lubbock County…

Victory: Pat Metze

Congratulations to Pat Metze! He won an acquittal today for his client in a Hockley County District Court evading with a motor vehicle. Â Pat won a $50 bet from Philip Wischkaemper by working the following lyrics into his final argument: Â “He’s just a good ol’ boy, never meanin’ no harm.” Â (!) Â…

Victory: David Guinn & Danny Hurley

Congratulations to David Guinn. He won a victory in CCL#2 Tuesday on a DWI “B”. It was a “goofy, goofy Tech kid”, per David, who was stopped for running a red light. No breath test. The jury was out 15 minutes. Also this week, in a Garza County murder trial, Danny Hurley was granted a…

Victory: Donnie Yandell

In Yoakum County District Court today, Donnie Yandell kept a jury out 11 hours before they hung up six-six. Â It was a first degree felony: Â aggravated sexual assault/child.