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Fred Stangl Interviewed on Police DNA Collection

A change in state law allows police in Texas to collect DNA evidence upon arrest. The law is named the Krystal Jean Baker Act after a kidnapping/murder victim's case was unsolved for 14 years. Eventually, the family received justice when a suspect was arrested for an unrelated crime with a DNA match. Prior to the…

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Making Bail Before Trial

If you have a loved one in jail awaiting trial, understand your options. Although a bail bondsman can be convenient (typically located near the jail/sheriff's office), it can be expensive. Up to 15% of the bond total is often required as a fee, which can be expensive. Cheaper Alternatives to Bondsman in Lubbock County In…

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A criminal law firm for Lubbock families and students

Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl works directly with clients, and we also meet with families and parents of defendants. Whether your son or daughter is a juvenile or over the age of 18, parents can provide support in many ways to protect the future of those they love. Parents can help provide mitigation evidence and assist…

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Murder Trial in Brownfield Ends in Favorable Plea Deal for Client

Attorney Fred Stangl ended a murder trial after only one day in court. Four years of research, interviews and preparation resulted in the short trial defense of his client. The original murder charge, began on Independence Day in 2015 after police responded to a shooting incident in Brownsfield. We have previously covered the successful motion…

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Recent Testimonials for Chuck Lanehart

A note from the girlfriend of a client accused of Possession of THC, second degree felony: I had no idea how the criminal system worked, I thank you greatly for helping me understand. It is truly such a blessing to have such a communicative and helpful lawyer. Your practice's website is excellent as well. My…

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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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