Body Cameras, The Police, and Criminal Cases University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing would have you believe that he shot and killed Samuel DuBose in self-defense after Mr. DuBose reached for something then drove off, dragging Officer Tensing. Police body camera footage shows that Officer Tensing and the thin-blue-line lied in their offense…

What an exhausting week! First, I was set for a possession of marijuana trial in Harris County on 4/20.  I was so eager to try that case and hopefully get a NOT GUILTY on the marijauna holiday, but it wasn’t to be.  For the second time.  The first time the case was set for trial…

LAWYER SHOPPING:  YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR When you go lawyer shopping, what is it that you are looking for?  Do you really want the cheapest lawyer?  If so, keep on moving.  When you pay little for a lawyer, you get little in return. I am absolutely raging right now, but not in the…

THREE MARIJUANA CASES THREE DISMISSALS ONE WEEK I had a pretty good week or so.   Last week I had a possession of marijauna case dismissed against my client who was a passenger in a truck with three buddies who all had weed on them.  There was also weed underneath my client’s seat. On Wednesday,…

I spent this morning reading the voir dire section of a record for appeal.  My client was charged of aggravated sexual assault of a child.  I did not represent him at trial.  He was sentenced to life in prison.   Voir dire is the phase of trial where the jury is selected from a larger…

Judges tilt to the Right.  You heard it hear first.  Well, no, you didn’t, because the New York Times published an article on Super Bowl Sunday that investigated a Harvard study  that determined that judges lean to the right.  The article attempted to go one step further, and figure out why judges lean to the right.  The…

Crash the System End the Plea MillA Response of Michelle Alexander’s Opinion Piece in the New York Times      What happens when you throw a wrench in into the gears?  The machine stops working!   The criminal justice system we have is a machine.  The police over police impoverished and minority areas.  Prosecutors charge…

LISTENING IS KEY…AND GAMBLE My luck continues with another win.  This time, it was a motion to suppress. I took the relatively scenic drive north from Houston to Crockett, Texas in Houston County, Texas, color changing leaves and one stop light towns and all. I was asked by a fellow lawyer to conduct the examinations…

First Trial = First Not Guilty Verdict! Now that the dust has settled, I can reflect on my first trial and first not guilty verdict. I was called up just days before trial to sit second on a Felony Solicitation of a Child to Commit Sexual Assault trial in Montgomery County.  Only around 1% of…

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