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Big appellate victory for Shannon Geihsler

Congratulations to Shannon Geihsler! The Seventh Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in Crumley v. State that the trial court erred in denying Shannon’s motion to suppress evidence in a meth case. Looks like her client will get a reprieve from his 15-year sentence. The case was tried in the 140th District Court, and the opinion…

Victory: Anna Ricker

Congratulations to LCDLA member Anna Ricker of Levelland. Wednesday, she got a not guilty verdict in 286th District Court, Hockley County, on an indecency with a child/contact. The jury was out 32 minutes. Assisting was baby lawyer Anna McSpadden, who attended the LCDLA Prairie Dog Lawyers Seminar this year. (Someone needs to sign her up…

Half Hour of Free CLE

Laurie Key has lined up a great program for the February 21 LCDLA meeting. Richard Anderson, Chief Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas, and his appellate section chief, Jason Hawkins, will travel from Dallas to give us a program on “The How’s and Why’s of the Recent Retroactive Amendments to the Federal…

LCDLA Officer/Director Elections

The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will hold officer/director elections at the February 21 meeting, and nominations for officers/director will be taken from the floor. The Nominating Committee has recommended the following slate of officers/director, and each has agreed to serve: President: Laurie Key Secretary-Treasurer: Anne Hazlewood Vice-President for Education: Mark Snodgrass Vice-President for Membership:…

Help needed next week!

Texas Young Lawyers Association is hosting the regional mock trial competition in Lubbock at the Courthouse on February 7-9, 2008, with every major law school competing. TYLA is in need of 143 people to act as witnesses during the competition. If you could spare a little time to role play, TYLA and our local students…

Victory: Ron Sanders

Congratulations to Ron Sanders. He picked a jury Monday in CCL#2, but his client decided not to return for trial on Tuesday, so the trial went on without him. The prosecutor was allowed to argue to the jury (over objection) that the client’s absence from the trial was the same as flight, and therefore evidence…

Baylor, Basketball, and Murder

Come learn what went wrong, and why… Mr. Russ Hunt Sr. will be flying in from Waco next Tuesday, February 5th, to give a lunch-time presentation at Tech Law in the forum. Mr. Hunt represented Carlton Dotson after he was charged with killing his friend and teammate Patrick Dennehy. Mr. Hunt will discuss what it…

LCDLA Photo Collection

I have set up a section on Flickr to archive all of the LCDLA photos. You can reach it by clicking the picture below, but the permanent link will be the Photos link to the left. Enjoy!

Good guys/gals go 3-for-3

The good guys (and gals) were three for three this week. First, Steve Hamilton and Nicky Boatwright got a not guilty on a DWI “B” Wednesday in CCL#2. It seems the client was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane and driving on a flat tire on an icy winter roadway. Smart client refused…

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