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THC Cases Rejected Against College Students

Today, Chuck Lanehart received word the prosecutor in a rural Texas county has rejected THC cases against two college-age clients. Chuck had argued the police detention and arrest of his clients was illegal and also presented the DA with substantial mitigating evidence on the clients’ behalf. The clients will be eligible to have their arrest…

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Chuck Lanehart Presents Distinguished Lawyer Award

Chuck Lanehart presented the James G. Denton Distinguished Lawyer Award to the Honorable Phil Johnson, a recently retired Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. The award is the highest honor of the Lubbock Area Bar Association. Last year, Lanehart was honored as a recipient of the award.

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Assault and Harassment Case Dismissed

Chuck Lanehart’s client, a recent college graduate, was accused of assault and harassment. Chuck thoroughly investigated the case, obtained statements from all witnesses, and presented his investigation report to the police. The police were convinced Chuck’s client was innocent, decided not to send a report to the prosecuting attorney, and the case was rejected.

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Chuck Lanehart Negotiates Pretrial Diversion for Possession of Controlled Substance

Chuck Lanehart obtained a pretrial diversion for his client, a 24-year-old college student majoring in history education. He is accused in a rural Texas county of possession of a controlled substance, THC, between 4-400 grams, a second-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. Chuck presented a strong mitigation case to the prosecution,…

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Caprock Chronicles: Jim Miller, First Recorded Killer in the South PLains

Chuck Lanehart uncovers the life of ruthless outlaw, Jim Miller in this week's Caprock Chronicle. Miller quickly earned a reputation as a drifter and frequently found himself on the wrong side of the law as a western hitman. Miller became infamous in Lubbock's history, when he killed pioneer and attorney, James Jarrott. The murder is…

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Pretrial Diversion for College Student Caught with THC Edibles

On March 28, Chuck Lanehart successfully negotiated a deal for pretrial diversion in a rural Texas county. His client, a young college girl, had been stopped by a DPS Trooper for speeding. When the trooper took the client's ID to check for warrants, the trooper claimed he smelled marijuana and searched the client's vehicle. No…

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Pretrial Diversion Secured for College Student Charged with Drug Possession

Today, Chuck Lanehart successfully negotiated a 16-month pretrial diversion for a Lubbock college student who was charged with a first-degree felony charge of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver 4-200 grams. The student was also accused of three third-degree felony drug charges and two state jail felony drug charges. Chuck convinced the prosecution that…

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Case Dismissed for Gaines County Residents Charged with Possession of THC

Today, Chuck Lanehart negotiated dismissals in drug cases involving four young Gaines County residents. The clients, all under the age of 21, were arrested last year for felony possession of THC and Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana, along with possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Because of unreasonable delay in presenting the charges to the…

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Recent Results for Fred Stangl

Assault Case Dismissed On March 1st, Fred Stangl’s case was dismissed for the charge: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The client was accused of striking his wife with a motorized vehicle. Stangl maintained the incident was an accident and that she put herself in harm’s way. The client is not a U.S. citizen, but…

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Caprock Chronicle: Restoring Historic Lynn County Courthouse

The Lynn County Courthouse near the center of Tahoka, TX is in dire need of restoration. Fortunately, the building which is included in the National Register of Historical Places will finally get the remodel it deserves. Chuck Lanehart uncovers the grandeur of one of the tallest buildings in the county in this week's Caprock Chronicle.…

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