|Posted on October 25, 2018 at 7:45 PM|
I love the practice of criminal defense. I consider it my calling. The question for you is: Do you want to be represented by someone doing a job of criminal defense, simply making ends meet until his or her next big case? Or Do you want to know that your attorney is answering a call every time he steps into the courtroom on your behalf?
|Posted on October 18, 2018 at 3:25 PM|
|Posted on October 12, 2018 at 1:20 PM|
The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides "the accused" with "the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed..." In today's political climate, that may not be so easy to do. Juries and jury pools are composed of a person's "peers." People who live in the community, for the most part, where the trial is had; where the defendant/accused resides; where the alleged crime took place. People...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 8, 2018 at 6:15 PM|
|Posted on November 30, 2017 at 11:25 AM|
|Posted on October 19, 2017 at 1:00 AM|
Are you a court appointed lawyer? That's a question I've been asked a number of times as I walked the halls of the Cameron and Bexar County Courthouses. It seems like a simple question but the answer is not so simple. In short, yes, I do court appointed work. But no, I cannot "appoint" myself to represent any individuals. Every county has a system for appointing attorneys to cases depending on the attorney's experience, the level of offense (misdemeanor, State Jail Fe...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 18, 2017 at 11:50 PM|
|Posted on October 18, 2017 at 1:35 AM|
Sometimes arrests are made of multiple people for a single case. For instance, in a situation where a vehicle is pulled over and searched the officer may discover the presence of marijuana or some other contraband in the vehicle. Typically, in such a case, if no one "accepts responsibility" at the scene (Which I do not recommend anyone ever do) everyone will get arrested.
Often, individuals are advised by their friends, family, or loved ones that they might as we...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 26, 2017 at 4:55 PM|
One of the things I learned about the practice of criminal defense while working as a student attorney in the Center for Legal and Social Justice in San Antonio is that you have to know your case better than anyone else in the courtroom. I learned that it's not enough just to read a police report and talk to your client about what happened. You have to visit the scene of the offense. Sometimes it seems like this step is unnecessary or a waste of time. It's easy to doub...Read Full Post »