Victory for Chuck Lanehart

Chuck Lanehart had a win in County Court at Law No. 2 yesterday. Judge Farmer granted his Motion to Suppress Evidence on a DWI case. The legal issues involved whether the LPD had reasonable suspicion to detain his client, and whether the client was “operating a motor vehicle.” It seems the client was legally parked…

Huge Victory for Chuck Lanehart

The Master of the Mistrial strikes again. Chuck Lanehart had a victory in Cochran County this week. His client, Chris Mills, was charged with a first-degree felony, aggravated assault by using a deadly weapon and causing serious bodily injury to a person in a dating relationship. The case was initially tried in Hockley County in…

Victory: Chuck Lanehart

Chuck Lanehart won a huge victory for his client in the 11th Court of Appeals last week. The Eastland Court issued an opinion REVERSING AND RENDERING A JUDGMENT OF ACQUITTAL in a Nolan County case. Chuck’s client, Christopher Lamont Taylor, was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The jury popped…

Victory: Chuck Lanehart

Chuck had a win yesterday in JP4. He got a 20 minute NOT GUILTY from a jury. His client was charged with Purchasing Turtles without a Permit. (Yes, really.) It took all day, but the end result was: Chuck Lanehart 1, Ace Ventura 0. Great job, Chuck!

Victories Abound!

We have several victories to announce this week, and it’s only Tuesday! Victory #1 = Will Boyles got a Not Guilty yesterday in the 137th. Client was charged with Assault DV with a prior, and he was big bitched. Victory #2 = Travis Sandoval got a Not Guilty yesterday in County Court at Law #2.…

Victory: Sara Smitherman and Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor and Sara Smitherman got a 21 minute Not Guilty in Hale County Court. The charge was criminal trespass. Client’s baby lived with mother at her parents house. Brother in law called police when client visited at 2:30am. Police arrested client without ever criminally trespassing our client before. ADA would not dismiss! Baby momma…

Lots of Victories

There were a number of victories this week, in addition to the previous email. (1) Dan Hurley got a not guilty on a DWI in CC2. It was a 0.15 breath test, but, apparently, a really good video. (2) Susan Rowley got a hung jury that resulted in a dismissal on a Burglary of a…

Victory: Cui Romo and Amy Cook

Cui and Amy got a Not Guilty this week in the 364th on a Sexual Assault. The following are the details from Cui: This might be more than anyone needs to know, but there was a lot of stuff in this case. Here are a couple of things about my and Amy Cook’s trial this…

Victory: Everett Seymore and Joel Cook

Everett Seymore and Joel Cook got a reversal of County Court at Law #1. Case was a DWI based on traffic stop. The stop was based on suspect pulling a flat bed trailer and cop said he’d had reports of stolen flat bed trailers. Cop could not identify what color, type or style of trailer…

Victory: James Gibbs and Brandi Dosser

James Gibbs tried a DWI this week in County Court at Law #2; he was assisted by Brandi Dosser. After a 3 day trial and over 3 hours of deliberations, the jury acquitted James’ client. This was a breath test case (.11, I think), and there was a battle of the experts. I will let…