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COLORADO MARIJUANA, THC EDIBLES AND TEXAS LAW

Dangerous Travels In 2012, Colorado legalized the possession and sale of marijuana products. Texas has not followed suit, and as a result, many young people traveling from Colorado to Texas with legally-purchased marijuana products have found themselves in serious trouble when found in possession of THC edibles. What is the Difference Between Marijuana and THC?…

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Motion to Suppress Granted for Stangl’s Client

In a Terry County murder case, Attorney Stangl was granted a Motion to Suppress after two evidentiary hearings. The Judge ruled that Fred’s client was taken into custody without reasonable suspicion or probable cause. Any observations made by law enforcement after the illegal detention, as well as his client’s statements obtained as the result of…

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Caprock Chronicle: Execution Rarely Happens to Convicted Lubbock Murderers

In Chuck Lanehart’s Caprock Chronicle, defendants convicted of murder in Lubbock County are rarely executed. Murder cases end in a variety of outcomes, from mistrials to convictions and appeals. A few defendants are sentenced to death for the most heinous of crimes. Of those convicted of murder, a small number have been executed. In total,…

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Chuck Lanehart Recognized for Stars of Texas Bars Award

The State Bar of Texas has recognized Chuck Lanehart for excellence in writing. Chuck was awarded Best Feature/Human Interest Story for his article, “A Hard, Historical Look at Lubbock County Courthouse Monuments,” which was published by the Lubbock Law Notes in September of 2017. The “Stars of Texas Bars Award” was presented by the SBOT…

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Chuck Lanehart Honored as Distinguished Lawyer

The Lubbock Area Bar Association presented Chuck Lanehart the 2018 Justice James G. Denton Distinguished Lawyer Award at Law Day festivities May 3. It is the Bar’s most prestigious award, and recognizes Chuck’s “extraordinary contributions and exceptional service to the legal profession and the Lubbock community.” Brief Bio of James G. Denton For those of…

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Lubbock Law Notes: March 2018

100+ Years Ago A White People’s Country Years ago, when the negroes began coming into this county in great numbers, The Independent said there would be trouble if the influx did not cease. That prediction is being verified, and we may as well admit that we are up against the race question. Serious trouble may…

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Caprock Chronicle: First Execution in Lubbock, TX

Chuck Lanehart's new Caprock Chronicle covers the first successful execution of a defendant in Lubbock County's history. In 1953, Walter Whitaker was an airman at the Reese Air Force Base, now part of Texas Tech and South Plains College, west of downtown. Whitaker initially admitted to killing his girlfriend and soon to be wife after…

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Chuck Lanehart on Omni Building in Downtown Lubbock

Downtown Lubbock is changing and the City of Lubbock is moving forward on the next phase of making the Omni Building, City Hall. Chuck Lanehart was interviewed by KAMC News Lubbock on the move. Local business owners, including Chuck Lanehart, an attorney at Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl, said the old Omni building detoured traffic because…

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Gambling Charges for March Madness Brackets?

It’s that time of year where work productivity decreases from March Madness. While watching games in your free time or at the water cooler is legal, what about brackets and placing bets on winners and losers? Attorney Chuck Lanehart was interviewed by KLBK News on gambling crimes and if it applies to college basketball. Gambling…

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Caprock Chronicle: First Female Attorney in Lubbock

Chuck Lanehart’s new Caprock Chronicle honors women for National Woman's Day. Lanehart digs through the archives to reveal the first female attorneys in Lubbock. Today about 35% of all lawyers are women. In 1910, only 3 women in Lubbock were practicing law. One of those women was a relative of Daniel Boone. Learn more about…

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