Victory: Raymond Shackelford & Cody Cofer

Raymond Shackelford & Cody Cofer received a 13 minute NOT GUILTY in County Court at Law Number Two in Henderson County on DWI-2/Open Container. Citizen pulled over for doing 75 in 55. Regular clues. Does well on SFSTs. Cop finds out about prior felony and DWI. Finally, makes decision to “formally” arrest citizen, but he…

Victory: Kelly Clark

Kelly was appointed on a non-death capital out of Canyon. I know he spent a lot of time on the case (we discussed it on occasion) and the payoff finally came with a conviction on the lesser included offense of Aggravated Kidnapping. And, I am told that the jury assessed punishment at 10, probated 10.…

Emilio Wins in Garza Co.

Despite 2 confessions by the accused, Emilio Abeyta won a not guilty in Garza County in a 3-count indictment that alleged sexual assault and indecency by touching and exposure to a child under 6. Accused did not testify. Emilio got the Sheriff to admit that he didn’t stop questioning when the accused asked for a…

Victory: Joel Cook

Too soon for details but word is, Joel got a 2 word verdict in his failure to stop and render aid case in the 364th. What makes this even more spectactular is that Joel spent a night in the gated community known as the Lubbock County Jail Tuesday night, getting out about 8:45 yesterday morning,…

Victory: Patrick Metze

Professor Metze had an appellate win in Cochran county. The State got an lesser included instruction on a lesser that did not exist. Kudos to Chris Dennis for preserving the error and Prof. Pat for getting the “three wise men” in Amarillo to recognize error when they see it. Good job guys.

Victory: Ted Hogan

Ted Hogan got a Probation from a jury last week on a Possession With Intent to Deliver where Mandi had offered 10 to do. That one goes in the “win” column. Good Job Ted!

Victory: Chuck Lanehart

In CCL#1, Chuck Lanehart et al had to win one the hard way (pick a jury, cross-examine witnesses, etc.). It was a no breath test case. Client age 30, very good appearance, very courteous and cooperative with the cop. Stop was for speeding and erratic driving. Cop wrote that client slurred his speech, but backed…

Victory: Steve Hamilton and Nicky Boatwright

In CCL#2, Steve Hamilton and Nicky Boatwright won a motion to suppress evidence in a DWI case, as the jury panel was waiting for voir dire. The issue was the reasonable suspicion for the stop. Apparently, the cop was dispatched on a domestic violence call, and was given a description of a suspect vehicle. The…

Victories: Vince Martinez, Cynthia Mendoza, & Mark Snodgrass

Vince Martinez got a 2 word verdict in CCAL#1 last week. Here is his summary of the facts: “Last week we got a not guilty verdict in CC#1 on a case of domestic assault. The relationship was boyfriend-girlfriend. The jury was out about 2 and 1/2 hours before reaching a verdict. Prosecutors were Jennifer and…

Victory: Robin Matthews

Black man charged with Agg Assault w/deadly weapon, complaining witness was his wife. She was so scared of her husband after he beat her twice in one day, that she got dressed up and went to her brother’s wedding that same day. Ted Hogan helped me pick the jury. Theory of case: Hell Hath No…