In many instances, we can have your case dropped before charges are even filed.
We can negotiate with the Prosecutor for drastically reduced charges.
If inadmissible evidence is a factor we can file a Pre-trial “Motion to Suppress.”
In the event of a conviction, we can persuade the court for more lenient punishment.
The attorneys at Chappell, Lanehart, & Stangl work as a team, collaborating to bring more than 50 years of collective experience to build a winning strategy for your defense. When you seek our legal advice, we will fully explain the legal process controlling your case. When you leave our office after your free consultation, you will understand the charges and the consequences, and you will be confident your case is in good hands.
Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl is one of the oldest criminal law firms in Lubbock, and boasts two specialists board-certified in the field of criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization—Chuck Lanehart & Fred Stangl. Our criminal defense attorneys are known for their aggressive pursuit of justice and for their commitment to zealous advocacy. Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl focuses its practice on professional criminal defense for individuals and businesses. Our attorneys have built a stellar reputation in Lubbock and throughout Texas for top-notch criminal defense.
Our Lubbock criminal defense law firm has successfully represented thousands of clients facing alleged violations of federal laws, Texas state laws, and local laws. Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl believes there are no unimportant clients, and every accusation against a client is worthy of impassioned defense. We continue to hone our skills every day in order to continue to provide the best possible outcome to your case. Our expertise is unmatched in the following fields of law:
It’s not every day that you get a client’s case dismissed along with the return of a Dodge Challenger and $8,000 in cash. Fred Stangl’s client was arrested for Possession of THC, a second degree felony in Texas, which carries a possible prison term of up to 20 years. The cops seized his 2017 Dodge…
In what has become an annual tradition, Chuck Lanehart and Fred Stangl joined the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in reading the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. The two documents are the foundation of our nation’s criminal justice system. The Declaration of Independence provided a separation of the thirteen colonies from Great…
Chuck Lanehart uncovers a historical crime from the Texas panhandle that could be a Hollywood movie. In this two part series in the Caprock Chronicle, a popular preacher becomes romantically entangled with an old friend. Taking place in the late 1800's near present day Carson County, Chuck follows the life of Methodist minister George E.…
Chuck Lanehart digs up the past in a two part Caprock Chronicle on G.R. Miller, the only hanging ever recorded in the Texas panhandle. In the early 1900's, G.R. Miller quickly became a career criminal in Hardeman County. However, it was after release from prison that Miller committed a spree of violent acts in Childress…
Published for the Texas Independent Bar Association Byron “Lawyer” Chappell was called the grandfather of Lubbock attorneys, and he was one of the most colorful advocates in Lubbock’s legal history. His more celebrated contemporaries — Travis Shelton, George Gilkerson, Clifford Brown —are considered icons of the Texas criminal bar. But Chappell’s low-key, practical yet zealous,…
Obtain and review police reports pertaining to your arrest or criminal investigation.
We listen to what did and didn’t happen, ask pertinent questions, and assess the potential strength and/or weaknesses of the case.
Compile a list of possible witnesses and statements concerning your case. Interview and question all parties concerned.
Visit the scene of the arrest or alleged crime, combing for evidence while notating irregularities or conflicting information.
Conduct a thorough background check of all potential witnesses and involved parties, looking for information helpful to your case.
Hire a private investigator when applicable, to prove or disprove essential elements to your case.
Employ an independent laboratory to test, document, and testify as to the reliability of evidence and / or samples related to your case.
Evaluate the chain of events leading up to and resulting in your arrest and detention.
Available for appointments in our office, phone and video conference.
Whether you were charged in Lubbock, the panhandle or elsewhere in Texas, our law firm is taking on new clients and happy to provide legal advice.
No obligation, confidential and complementary!