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First Time DWI Offense

Chuck Lanehart & the Consequences of a First-Time DWI Being arrested and charged for Driving While Intoxicated is serious, even for first time offenders. Although it could be your first run in with the law, DWI's are the most contested crimes in Texas. It benefits your defense to have a criminal lawyer with experience on…

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Are You Breaking the Law? Recent Changes in Texas for Labor Day 2019

While many of us will be relaxing and taking the day off Monday, new Texas laws go into effect this Sunday, Sept. 1, which were passed by the Texas Legislature earlier this year. Here are a few of the notable changes in law that could get you in trouble. Tobacco Age Limit Changed from 18…

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Recent Wins for Criminal Attorney Fred Stangl

Burglaries and First Degree Drug Charges Fred recently represented a gentleman who was charged with multiple burglaries and a first degree drug charge. Due to prior criminal history, the client would have received a punishment of 15 years to life in prison. After filing a motion to suppress evidence, Fred successfully argued law enforcement illegally…

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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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