Victory: Dan Warrick

According to the A.J., Dan Warrick got a not guilty yesterday. His client was charged with Agg Assault, apparently in a 2 count indictment. State proceeded on one count, and the jury acquitted. We’ll see what happens with Count II. Stay tuned!

Appeal Win for Amy Cook

Well boys and girls, chalk another one up for the Fourth Amendment. The 7thCOA just reversed and remanded a case based on Officer Brady Lewis illegally detaining folks. First Office Lewis sees them speeding, but then testifies that they slowed down and that was why he pulled the vehicle over. Oh and Officer Lewis then…

Victory: Joel Cook

Joel was in trial in cc2 this week. It was a DWI 2nd, and client was still on probation for the first DWI. Although the jury convicted his client, they still gave her probation, knowing she was on a DWI probation. Great job, Joel.

Victory: Dwight McDonald

Congratulations to Dwight McDonald for getting a not guilty on a domestic assault in CC2. Assisted by Ron McLaurin, they won a hard-fought victory. The State tried a good case, but the facts prevailed. Jury was out for arond 2 1/2 hours. See Dwight or Ron for details. great job, guys!

Victory: Bob Heald

Bob Heald was in trial this week in the 137th on a Failure to Stop and Render Aid, where his Client was facing 2-20. Mr. Greaser led the case for the State and requested a special issue on a deadly weapon finding. Judge Puryear allowed the special issue to go to the jury, and the…

Victory: Fred Stangl

Fred Stangl had a small victory today. He won an ALR hearing on a DWI “B” with a search warrant blood test. Judge Phillips ruled there was no probable cause to arrest the accused. I’m particularly happy, since the accused is my client. Chuck I say that anytime you get B.J. Phillips to let you…

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.…

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…

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…