Victory: Anna Ricker & Anna McSpadden

Anna Ricker and Anna McSpadden Holland just won an appeal, reversed and remanded, with the sole point of error being the court’s denial of a requested charge of the defense of mistake of fact. Congratulations lady-gladiators!!!

Fred Stangl Wears Them Out!

Congratulations to The Tangler, Fred Stangl, after a five-day fight this week in 137th District Court in a case of possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver 1-4 grams in a drug free zone (DFZ). The State dropped the DFZ after Fred’s investigation revealed the subject daycare had lost its license. Fred aggressively attacked…

Rockin’ Robin Wrests Right Result in Crappy Cop-draggin’ Case

On November 1st Robin Matthews completed a successful defense of her client charged with aggravated assault on a public servant, a first degree felony. The jury took four hours to find Robin’s client guilty of causing bodily injury to a police officer who was trying to arrest him. After a full day of trial on…

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…

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.…

Victory: Mark Snodgrass

Congratulations to Mark Snodgrass. The big guy had a big victory in 137th District Court yesterday. It was a burglary of a habitation with intent to commit sexual assault (first degree felony). The jury took 6.5 hours to convict on the lesser-included charge of criminal trespass. Mark was his typical modest self in describing the…

Rusty Duncan Scholarships Available

20th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course Date: June 7-9, 2007 Location: San Antonio, Texas Facility: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Lodging: Hilton Palacio del Rio (host hotel), Menger, Red Roof Inn Texas CLE: 17.75, 2.0 ethics Sponsor: TCDLA Scholarship Qualifications Deadline: May 10, 2007 Scholarships for seminar tuition are available to deserving attorneys…

New Motions Available for Member’s Only

New motions are now available under “Resources and Links” in the Members Only Section to assist LCDLA members secure their client’s criminal histories as part of the discovery process. If you have any problems accessing the Members Only Section, call Eric Metze at 749-8585. Happy hunting!