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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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Felon in Possession of Firearm Case

Earlier this month, Chuck Lanehart filed a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of his client, who was accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He challenged the probable cause for the client’s arrest, which was based on unsubstantiated eyewitness testimony and circumstantial evidence indicating the client fired pistol shots in the…

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Criminal Defense of Felony THC Possession

Last week, Chuck Lanehart successfully defended two college students on drug possession cases in a rural Texas County. The clients were accused of possessing a total of 500 grams of THC, which could have resulted in a first-degree felony conviction carrying a punishment range of 5-99 years in prison or life in prison, with an…

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New Caprock Chronicle: First Battle of Adobe Walls

This is the first of three articles on the Battle of Adobe Walls. Chuck Lanehart writes for Lubbock Avalanche Journal on the Indian tribes that lived in the South Plains and their conflict with settlers in the 1860's. Read the Full Story

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Two Recent Case Results for DWI and Drug Possession

May 28th DWI Case Chuck Lanehart obtained a pretrial diversion for his client, a 20-year-old college student accused of Driving While Intoxicated. He faced up to a year in jail and fines up to $4,000, plus a one-year driver’s license suspension. Chuck provided the prosecutor with compelling evidence of the client’s good character and problems…

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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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