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Felony THC Drug Possession

Chuck Lanehart shares the risk of a felony charge from THC possession in marijuana edibles, oils and waxes. A growing number of Texans have been charged with drug possession when driving from Colorado back home. Learn more about THC and specific legal strategies the firm takes to protect defendants.  

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Results on College Student Criminal Cases

Student crimes are a practice at Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl and our firm has experience defending young adults. Students are charged with a variety of misdemeanor to felony offenses carrying serious consequences without skilled criminal defense. Often first-time offenders, character witnesses and other case factors can help students at trial and with sentencing. THC Drug…

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Caprock Chronicle: The Story of Quanah Parker

Chuck Lanehart shares the history of the Caprock's greatest Native American warrior, Quanah Parker. Quanah was born in both worlds, white settlers and Comanche Indians. Lanehart shares the backstory of Quanah, who lead a band of horse-riding warriors into the Battle of Adobe Walls in the Texas Pandhandle. Read the Full Story!

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Case Dismissed for Veteran Accused of Burglary

Chuck Lanehart‘s client was scheduled for jury trial later this month, and today, Chuck obtained a dismissal of the case. The client, a decorated Iraq War veteran, was accused of burglarizing a former girlfriend’s home. The client faced a maximum of 20-years in prison if convicted. Chuck presented the prosecutor with evidence of the client’s…

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Fred Stangl Receives Praise from Client

Recently, a thank you letter arrived from Fred‘s client, who was facing 5 years to life in prison. Originally charged with aggravated assault, Fred and co-counsel Mark Hall litigated the case and settled for a four-year sentence to Possession of a Weapon in a Correctional Institution. Fred’s client is now immediately parole-eligible. Below is the…

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Dismissal of Aggravated Assault Charge for Client

On July 18, Chuck Lanehart finalized a 16-month pretrial diversion agreement on behalf of his client, who was facing 2-20 years in prison on an aggravated assault indictment. Chuck presented mitigating evidence to the prosecutor, resulting in a result which will mean a dismissal of the client’s charge. Eventually, an expunction of all records of…

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Caprock Chronicle: Second Battle of Adobe Walls

Chuck Lanehart writes on the second Battle of Adobe Walls. Catch up on his original post here. In the second battle, war began as a last resort for the Indian tribes living in the panhandle of the South Plains. Bison, the primary food source was depleted as illegal hunting parties started to wipe out the…

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Attorneys Read Declaration of Independence for 4th

An annual tradition continued for Fred Stangl, Chuck Lanehart and other local criminal defense attorneys. A reading of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights took place on the steps of the Lubbock County Courthouse on July 3rd to celebrate July 4th. All across Texas, members of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)…

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Buying and Selling Drugs Online and Texas Law

Growth of Online Drug Commerce According to a recent Global Drug Survey report, the number of people ordering drugs online is on the rise. And it’s becoming easier than ever thanks to the growing popularity of the dark web: an underground market that can only be accessed with special IP masking browsers. Many of the…

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The Truth About CBD Oil in Texas from an Attorney

Is It Now Legal? Marijuana in 2019 now comes in many forms whether it’s in a brownie, a live plant, wax, gummy bears, THC concentrate or even CBD oil and hemp. Some forms of cannabis are recently legal while other forms still carry severe penalties for possession in Texas. CBD oil containing any amount of…

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