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30 Day Fire Sale in Dallas County

If you have any clients in jail in Dallas – Dallas County has to clear 1000 inmates out of the jail in the next 30 days. The following emergency measures are in effect for the next 30 days for Defendants in Jail: PR bonds for many misdemeanors Prostitution cases will be reduced to Class C…

Victory: Bill McNamara

Congratulations to LCDLA’s resident family law expert, Bill McNamara. He won an acquittal today in CCAL#2 on a theft “A” case. His client was accused of stealing from her employer, and some pretty questionable extraneous stuff was admitted into evidence. The jury was out less than ten minutes! Great work, Bill!

Sean Abeyta Moving On

Dear Friends and Colleagues: Please be advised that I have recently accepted employment with a firm in Arlington, Texas, and I must close my solo practice as soon as possible. Therefore, on most of my court-appointed cases I have filed Motions to Withdraw asking the judges to appoint other counsel. On many of those cases…

Victory: Trey Poage

Congratulations to Trey Poage! He had a win in Kent County District Court on a UUMV. The jury was out 40 minutes in a one-day trial. Trey reports that the new judge, Honorable Shane Hardaway, provided a very fair trial. Good work, Trey.

Pre-set Bonds Project

Representatives of the defense bar appeared today before the Lubbock County Board of Judges in regard to the increasing delays in getting defendants booked, initially appeared, and released from the Lubbock County Jail. Rod Hobson* headed the effort, with support from LCDLA President Robin Matthews, myself, and several others. CDA Matt Powell and representatives of…

Victory: Bill McNamara

Bill McNamara’s client was charged with possession with intent to deliver 4 -200 grams in a 364th District Court trial this week. Other than “True Believer” cop that said 7 grams is not for personal use, there was no evidence possession was with intent to deliver. Jury didn’t believe cop and found client guilty of…

LCDLA.org 2.0

Due to the popularity of this site and the addition of more CDLA sites, I’ve decided that this site (and the others) could use an upgrade. This version is far more user-friendly, is easier for the administrators (like LCDLA board members) to use, and also has the ability to create a brief bank. Keep an…

2007 LCDLA Officer Nominations/Elections

The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will hold officer/director elections at the February 15 meeting, and nominations for officers/directors will be taken from the floor. The Nominating Committee has recommended the following slate of officers/directors, and each has agreed to serve: President: Rusty Gunter Secretary-Treasurer: Dennis Reeves Vice-President for Education: Laurie Key Vice-President for Membership:…

Victory: Dwight McDonald

Dwight “Big Mac” McDonald challenged sportscaster Pete Christy to a game of electric football. Check it out on “I Beat Pete: Electric Football” at www.kcbd.com. Way to represent!

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