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The Legacy of Lubbock and the Law: December 2017

Compiled by Chuck Lanehart 100+ Years Ago Statement Made Public in Amarillo Shows Remarkable Decrease in Crime Crime in the borders of Potter County has shown an astonishing decrease within the past few years . . . “An estimate of 90 per cent decrease in the numbers of crimes committed within the past two years,…

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All Charges Rejected in Drug Case

This week, Chuck Lanehart successfully argued for rejection of all charges arising from his client’s arrest on felony drug possession charges earlier this year. The client was traveling from Colorado and had in his possession a quantity of THC products legally purchased in Colorado. He was stopped in a small Texas county for speeding 80-mph…

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Investigation Leads to Pretrial Diversion for Tech Student

This week, Chuck Lanehart negotiated a pretrial diversion for his client, a 20-year-old Texas Tech student accused of Driving While Intoxicated. Earlier this year, she was involved in a minor traffic accident. The officer smelled alcohol on her breath, and arrested her for DWI following field sobriety tests. She agreed to a blood test, which…

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Caprock Chronicles: The Last Rape Execution

Chuck Lanehart wrote a new Caprock Chronicle, on one of the last rape executions to happen in Texas. The story begins in Lynn County, with a black man accused of raping a young, white woman at her farmhouse. Needless to say, the case captured national interest. After a brief trial and failed criminal defense, the…

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Chuck Lanehart Represents Texas Tech Student Charged in Officer Death

19-year-old Hollis A. Daniels III has been held on $5 million bond for a capitol murder charge and a federal weapons theft charge. If convicted, Daniels could face life in prison without parole or the death penalty. Lanehart released a statement on October 16th as the defendant's attorney and spokesperson. The statement expressed remorse and…

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Surviving Hurricane Harvey: Houston Lawyers and Others on the Ordeal

"I’m a lawyer, so I guess I rescue people when they’re in trouble.” —Robert Fickman, Houston When the full scope of the Hurricane Harvey tragedy became evident, I was struck by the enormity of the disaster. I wondered how people like me, people in the law business could survive such a challenge. I wondered how…

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Colleges Urged to Handle Title IX Differently

Under Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, Title IX no longer requires a preponderance of proof for evidence during student sexual assault charges. Although the preponderance of proof model is no longer required, it is still optional. Texas Tech has issued a statement that they won’t change how Title IX cases are handled. Read the full…

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Fred Stangl Discusses Second Chance DWI in Texas

A new law that went into affect September 1st, 2017 gives some DWI offenders a second chance. Fred Stangl was interviewed by Fox34 to discuss how an individual convicted of a DWI can get their record sealed. As Stangl points out, not every DWI offender can get a sealed record, and this outcome is different…

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Lanehart Interviewed on Bill of Rights

Chuck Lanehart Interviewed by Lubbock's KAMC News For Sunday night's segment, Talking Points, attorney Chuck Lanehart was interviewed by Bryan Mudd on Constitution Day. In the beginning segment, Mudd asks Lanehart about Now You're 18, sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyer's Association. Lanehart along with other attorneys, teach young adults about their rights and how…

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Lanehart’s Essay on First South Plains Homicide

Attorney and Historian Chuck Lanehart, wrote the forward for a non-fictional novel titled: Death on the Lonely Estacado: The Assassination of J. W. Jarrott, a Forgotten Hero. The recently published book is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Lanehart further provided the facts behind James Jarrott, an early pioneer of Lubbock and an attorney.…

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