Lubbock’s First Execution, Capital Murder of a Sheriff

Chuck Lanehart details the murder, trial, manhunt and execution of Lubbock County’s first execution in Voice for the Defense online. Notable for not only being the first criminal defendant charged in Lubbock to be executed, but for the heinous crime against the Sheriff of Dicken’s County. Previously we covered Virgil Stalcup in a blog article…

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Fred Stangl Secures Plea Deal for Criminal Defendant

Fred Stangl is in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, after prosecution accepted his client’s guilty plea to Criminally Negligent Homicide. The charge has a recommended sentence of up to 2 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. However, as a result of Fred’s plea bargaining, his defendant received an 18-month sentence to be served at…

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Sexual Assault Case Dismissed for Client of Fred Stangl

Relationships can be messy and can occasionally end in criminal charges. Whether you are accused of a crime by a one night hookup or a long term partner, hiring an experienced defense attorney is required. The charges sound serious for a reason. Sexual assault, more commonly known as “rape” has serious consequences in Texas if…

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Caprock Chronicle: Did Jack Brown Kill His Parents

A Murder Conviction Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty In a recent Caprock Chronicle, Chuck Lanehart explores the infamous case of Jack Brown, who was accused of murdering his parents in 1967. The case grabbed attention in Lubbock as Jack Brown was only 25 years old at the time. He and his parents were considered wealthy, popular…

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Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Dismissed by Grand Jury

A Floydada couple were accused of assaulting a cashier at Allsup’s in Idalou during New Year Eve’s Weekend. Each were charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a second degree felony in Texas. The maximum penalty is 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000. In Texas, a grand jury is required to…

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Another Satisfied Client Earned Deferred Adjudication

Real Clients. Real Results. Every month, our law firm receives handwritten letters and in depth emails from actual clients. Some are sharing feedback on a successful trial or a recent decision in their favor. Other clients write to us years later, giving us an update on their lives, successful careers and families. This feedback is…

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Caprock Chronicle: Landmark Case on Defendant’s Right to Attorney

In this week’s Caprock Chronicle, Chuck Lanehart shares background on a landmark case involving criminal defense attorneys throughout Texas. The story begins in East Lubbock after a brutal murder of 3 victims in 1987. Four black men were indicted for capital murder. Chuck Lanehart and Carlton McLarty were appointed by the court to represent one…

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Chuck Earns Cookies & Thank You from Client

If you have never been charged with a crime, it can be hard to understand how important the results of a case become to a defendant. After an arrest, everything is put on hold. Chuck Lanehart recently earned homemade cookies and a personal thank you note. To Mr Lanehart, I wanted to personally thank you…

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Caprock Chronicle: Vigilante Justice in the Texas Plains is a Tall Tale

There are many tall tales, myths and legends when it comes to settlers on the Texas frontier. In Chuck's latest Caprock Chronicle, he explores the stories behind mob violence and lynchings. Many newspaper archives in the late 1800's describe outlaws committing a variety of crimes in Texas from stealing horses and seeds to gambling, womanizing,…

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Fred’s Client Has Case Dismissed, Cash and Dodge Challenger are Returned

It’s not every day that you get a client’s case dismissed along with the return of a Dodge Challenger and $8,000 in cash. Fred Stangl’s client was arrested for Possession of THC, a second degree felony in Texas, which carries a possible prison term of up to 20 years. The cops seized his 2017 Dodge…

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