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Title IX Result for Student at Texas Tech University

Chuck Lanehart is celebrating a positive verdict for a student in a hard-fought Title IX hearing. His client was accused of sexual assault and assault domestic violence with strangulation in a Texas Tech University Title IX hearing. Importance of Cross Examination in Title IX Hearings Under new Title IX rules, Chuck was allowed to cross-examine…

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Chuck Lanehart Wins Post Conviction Writ of Habeas Corpus

Chuck Lanehart won a post-conviction writ of habeas corpus on June 29 in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The opinion summary is listed below in Ex parte Bocanegra. Also on the defense team were Lorna Bueno and Lindsey Craig. Former CL&S partner David Schulman of Austin also assisted as an advisor. Theirs was a…

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Chuck and Fred Read Declaration of Independence for July 4th

Continuing an annual tradition in Lubbock that dates back several years, attorneys gathered at the Lubbock County Courthouse ahead of the July 4th holiday. Other than 2020, when a virtual reading was given due to the pandemic, the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association has held public readings of the Bill of Rights and Declaration of…

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Cullen Davis: A Night of Murder for the Richest Man in Texas

In his latest Caprock Chronicle, Chuck Lanehart uncovers the drama, crimes and trial of Cullen Davis. The son of a legendary oilman who inherited a fortune, Davis created a lavish lifestyle in Fort Worth until it came crashing down. On the night of August 2, 1976, Cullen would be accused of attempted murder of his…

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Claiming Self Defense for a Texas Criminal Trial

If you have been accused or charged with capital murder, murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide or assault in Texas, know your ability to claim self defense. The legal strategy has become popular, as it often finds a sympathetic jury in Texas. Unlike other states, self defense is further decided by a grand jury during the…

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Chuck Lanehart Speaks at Hale County Bar Association

It was a pleasure today to speak to the Hale County Bar Association about my book, “Tragedy and Triumph on the Texas Plains.” I think Plainview only has about a dozen lawyers, but they invited their entire office staffs, and both District Judges showed up with their court staffs. DA Wally Hatch brought about a…

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Lubbock’s First Execution, Capital Murder of a Sheriff

Chuck Lanehart details the murder, trial, manhunt and execution of Lubbock County’s first execution in Voice for the Defense online. Notable for not only being the first criminal defendant charged in Lubbock to be executed, but for the heinous crime against the Sheriff of Dicken’s County. Previously we covered Virgil Stalcup in a blog article…

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Fred Stangl Secures Plea Deal for Criminal Defendant

Fred Stangl is in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, after prosecution accepted his client’s guilty plea to Criminally Negligent Homicide. The charge has a recommended sentence of up to 2 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. However, as a result of Fred’s plea bargaining, his defendant received an 18-month sentence to be served at…

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Sexual Assault Case Dismissed for Client of Fred Stangl

Relationships can be messy and can occasionally end in criminal charges. Whether you are accused of a crime by a one night hookup or a long term partner, hiring an experienced defense attorney is required. The charges sound serious for a reason. Sexual assault, more commonly known as “rape” has serious consequences in Texas if…

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Caprock Chronicle: Did Jack Brown Kill His Parents

A Murder Conviction Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty In a recent Caprock Chronicle, Chuck Lanehart explores the infamous case of Jack Brown, who was accused of murdering his parents in 1967. The case grabbed attention in Lubbock as Jack Brown was only 25 years old at the time. He and his parents were considered wealthy, popular…

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