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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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Chuck Lanehart Presents Distinguished Lawyer Award

Chuck Lanehart presented the James G. Denton Distinguished Lawyer Award to the Honorable Phil Johnson, a recently retired Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. The award is the highest honor of the Lubbock Area Bar Association. Last year, Lanehart was honored as a recipient of the award.

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Assault and Harassment Case Dismissed

Chuck Lanehart’s client, a recent college graduate, was accused of assault and harassment. Chuck thoroughly investigated the case, obtained statements from all witnesses, and presented his investigation report to the police. The police were convinced Chuck’s client was innocent, decided not to send a report to the prosecuting attorney, and the case was rejected.

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Chuck Lanehart Negotiates Pretrial Diversion for Possession of Controlled Substance

Chuck Lanehart obtained a pretrial diversion for his client, a 24-year-old college student majoring in history education. He is accused in a rural Texas county of possession of a controlled substance, THC, between 4-400 grams, a second-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. Chuck presented a strong mitigation case to the prosecution,…

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Caprock Chronicles: Jim Miller, First Recorded Killer in the South PLains

Chuck Lanehart uncovers the life of ruthless outlaw, Jim Miller in this week's Caprock Chronicle. Miller quickly earned a reputation as a drifter and frequently found himself on the wrong side of the law as a western hitman. Miller became infamous in Lubbock's history, when he killed pioneer and attorney, James Jarrott. The murder is…

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Pretrial Diversion for College Student Caught with THC Edibles

On March 28, Chuck Lanehart successfully negotiated a deal for pretrial diversion in a rural Texas county. His client, a young college girl, had been stopped by a DPS Trooper for speeding. When the trooper took the client's ID to check for warrants, the trooper claimed he smelled marijuana and searched the client's vehicle. No…

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