The vast majority of our clients are angry at the circumstances of their arrest, and an overwhelming number of these arrests came as the result of a routine traffic stop that they characterize as illegal, warrantless, unreasonable, or the result of racial or cultural profiling. The stop was bad, many argue, so the fact that I was in possession of a gun, marijuana, paraphernalia, and conflict diamonds should never have been discovered. We agree, when the stop is bad, and are more than happy to listen to these opinions and evaluate the cases honestly and expertly.
In recent years the Texas Department of Transportation have posted over 3,400 somewhat confusing "Left Lane for Passing Only" signs on the state's roads. For those of us (all of us) who have lied under the unwritten rule that the left lane is the "fast lane", it seems counterintuitive to limit one lane to such a limited purpose. What's more, our clients who have encountered these signs all think the same thing: The rule is nonsensical and any ticket associated with the rule should be dismissed. If only that were the truth.
If there is any segment of society viewed with more disdain than judges, lawyers, and their political offshoots, it would almost definitely be criminals. Floating at the bottom of the criminal pool are those who have committed lethal crimes against innocent victims and show little remorse for their actions. As a criminal defense attorney, sometimes the clients who come to you have committed dangerous acts that cannot be defended on a moral ground, even if we must defend those clients on an ethical basis.
By Evan Allen of the Boston Globe (Reposted from: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/04/22/prosecutors-suspend-use-bre...(
Prosecutors in Middlesex and Essex counties and on the Cape and Islands have suspended the use of breathalyzer test results in drunk-driving cases until State Police complete a review of whether the test procedure is reliable, authorities said Wednesday.
One of the most damaging criminal charges in the State of Texas is Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), which may be charged for having a blood alcohol content (BAC) level over .08 or some combination of drugs and alcohol that lead law enforcement to believe you're a danger to yourself or others while driving or attempting to drive a vehicle.